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Loads of tomatoes but very slow in ripening

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 07:35

Same problem here in Essex, no sign of toms ripening. Other veg also progessing slower than in previous years, especially squash.

What is this shrub? .....

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 21:26

I have a variegated one in my garden too which, like Ladybird4's, had been just beautiful this year. Definitely recommend!  Gather they're quite easy to propagate as well. 

Poor weather

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 20:31

Enjoy it while it lasts Dave! I'm sure we'll make the most of the lovely weather when it arrives here in the normally balmy east 😊

Poor weather

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 17:20

Am also shivering here in Essex! Toms & squash planted out last week, just hope they're patient enough to wait for warmer days & still produce lots of lovely veg ☺

Ideas for small tree

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 13:30

Thanks everyone for your ideas ☺  I particularly like the sound of the Ameliancher. Time to do a bit more research! 

Ideas for small tree

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 07:45

Hi all, We're looking to plant a small tree in our garden ideally no higher than about 15ft at maturity. It would be in quite a focal point of the garden, sunny & open site but relatively sheltered.  Anyone have any suggestions? 

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 22:43

What have they done to this site!! It's really put me off using it. Such a disappointment. Come on GW, sort it out! 

French lavender

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 16:50

Thanks both for the advice - I'll look forward to more beautiful flowers next year!

French lavender

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 15:32

I planted three french lavender plants at the beginning of the summer.  They all had beautiful flowers at the start so I was looking forward to seeing them flowering all summer long.  Sadly they have not flowered for the last couple of months - am a little baffled as to why.  I live in a very dry part of the country so had thought this would suit lavender.   Any ideas for how to prolong the flowering would be greatly appreciated!


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 22:41
Thanks everyone for your advice! I think I'll try growing them in a shadier spot next year as they have been exposed to full sun this time. The joys of gardening - always a learning curve however long you've been doing it!
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