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Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:54

Italophile - sorry for delay but I'm also not getting notified of replies to my posts/comments so I need to check this out.

Its the suckers I've allowed to grow??? I've been told they are side shoots???



Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:37

Italophile - I allowed the first 2 side shoots PLUS the main stem to develop and pinched out all side shoots thereafter.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:23

The candelabra primulas like that location and rodgersia is fond of a damp spot!

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:19

I've only seen 2 in my garden here in the East Midlands this year and very few aphids after I washed a few off my rosé in June.  It is strange that there's been no mention in the press!


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 11:31

Glad I've read this as I've just bought a pot!  Ill confine them when planting then!



Posted: 23/08/2013 at 11:22

I've noticed a few seedlings on the patio area next to it now so it's going!  Thanks for the advice.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 11:17

I've had similar problems with tough skins and no taste on a tumbler I bought at the Garden Centre in a plastic pot!  I have been guilty of neglecting to water very day and it dries out very quickly. Masses of fruit but tasteless. However I've moved it into the g/house and the new ripening fruits are much better!  They are getting watered with the cucs and peppers and toms and obviously not suffering the cool winds!

my g/house toms have been a worry.....lots of fruit but its only this week I've harvested the first Ailsa Craig. They do now seem to be turning but one by one!  Pinched out now but should I continue to feed?

i did experiment by allowing 2 additional side shoots to develop low down as well as the main stem (read it somewhere I can't recall) - could this be why I'm not harvesting until now?


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:08

I'd have thought so Pat though you may need to dig it / rotavate it to get some air in to the soil as its probably very compressed.  We've got a huge area of block paved patio which is going to be reduced in size as its a nightmare for weeds and upkeep.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:05

Hello folks and thanks -( I'm posting this again so apologies if a reply appears that says similar but I can't see the one I posted from my end the other day) 

So it seems to be a weed but certainly of not much value appearance wise but the moths like to feed on it!  Maybe if I move it to my wild garden?  

This site is brilliant!


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 12:35

Hello folks - my first posting! Hope someone can help?

i am in the process of getting to know my new garden of 18 months and it has some great climbers!  However one is getting munched by something and I wonder if anyone can confirm my own ID of a Solanum Crispum and ID the pest problem?

I haven't been able to spot the pest but the plant was lost amid a tangle of honeysuckle, ivy and a small standard willow (which was also attacked where they lay together). I'm trying to tame the area and encourage more vigorous growth for next year!


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