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Latest posts by ginagibbs

plants-for-containers-in-deep-shade

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 14:21

I have a row of different types of Hosta all in pots under some dense Yew, so its very dark. They love it and are currently all in flower.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 15:07

love Monty and Nigel

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 14:58

Ate my first ripe one today Yayy!! still waiting for the rest to ripen.

I take off the bottom leaves up to the lowest truss of fruit, seems to work and I like the idea that their is air circulation.

Greenhouse

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 14:54

I bought mine secondhand for £50 from Freeads. It cost more though to replace the glass panes! Make sure you have a really level base befor you put any greenhouse up.

good luck

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes in a growing bag

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:06

 Hi Marie, they should start soon, I planted my seeds about March so they are a month ahead and full of fruit. Got one red one..yippee (just praying we dont get blight).

Re grow bags, I grew peppers in them last year (first time I have used a grow bag) and also grew some in pots. Pots every time for me, the growbag plants were very stunted but the potted ones were fine!

Hello :)

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 15:44

Hi Susan. Welcome to the mad house! Are'nt they all lovely?. If they are all 27, I'm 16!! wish i was in my garden right now, stuck at work on a lovely sunny day in Cheltenham.  Got a large garden on the edge of town overlooking the cotswold hills.
 Its quite shady with large trees, with sunny bits so we grow all sorts.

 

tomato blight

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 12:31

MMmmm .. there is some yellowing on the leaves, is that it Welshonion? Hope not, I love tomatos!

 

What is this bee attracting plant?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:10

Ceanothus , its a lovely colour. I have 2 of these, so beautiful

worst job in garden

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:09

worst job for me was wateting the garden even though Ive got 3 water butts, its such a time consuming slog up and down the garden. Things are looking up now though, my new toy is an outdoor tap, just installed and just in time for a hose ban!!!

tomato blight

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:18

Help!! have I got tomato blight? I have about 12 plants all in flower, or starting to fruit, in different locations around my veg plot, in plastic pots. They all have a darker colouring at the base of the main stems now, and are not a consistant green colour on some of the lower leaves. Is this normal or the early stages of blight. I had it last year and decided not to plant directly in the soil to try to prevent it, so I am hoping they havnt as the blight last year looked very blotchy. Any ideas? I think they are "Money maker" 

Discussions started by ginagibbs

Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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New Allotment

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to cut or not to cut

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tomato blight

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Name this plant challenge

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tomato plant pests

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