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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" 

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 09:53

I am in Gloucestershire, have't seen one ladybird and only a couple of butterflies. Lots of bees though. Unfortunately disturbed a wasp nest hidden in a bag of decomposing leaves and got a very nasty sting. Still nursing a swollen wrist..ouch!

 

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