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Oh dear! What's going wrong with my toms?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 08:24

Hi Herby,  It's too early to be seeing toms in flower, I'm guessing they are outside? I have only just put mine out, no sign of any flowers, this is normal , been very cold, just be patient and all will happen 

I know you will see toms at the garden centres with fruit already on but they are retailers not gardeners so ignore what you see, your plants will know when to flower.

Good luck x

Saint or sinner?.....don't like annuals

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 08:24

Sinner I say Verdun!

You shouldn't pass by the garden of Eden without sampling all the fruits. What?

How can you not admire the outrageousness of a line of sunflowers? Sweet peas do no harm to any eye. Everything in moderation 


Identification of tree /shrub

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 19:53

Peanuts? Though I think they grow on bushes, not trees...


Petrol lawn mower

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:13

Daisy, think you probably right, just sold my old qualcast that really did start first pull, my honda doesn't. Rang the dealer to ask if the new engine will loosen up with time, he said no, not like they used to, then he just went on telling me they are good starters, well mine isn't! Says he sells alot to women because they can start them ok 

Acer Palmatum “Bloodgood”

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:00

Hi, I would stick with it Eamon, I have one and can assure you they are slow growing. Mine grows an inch or two during May, then nothing, it sits there sulking refusing to grow anymore though it does look wonderful. 


Mine is 5 years old and about 18 inches, it was about 4 inches when my daughter bought me it.

Used to water itwith the hose pipe and i think the sun shining on the  droplets of water scorched the leaves, taken 5 years to realise....


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 11:08

Actually Patty, Verdone is safe with children and pets but weather you feed it to them is subjective, says so on front of the box,see amazon,clear enough pic.

Most important factor in using hormone weedkillers, lawn ones mostly are, the weeds must be growing really well which means warm nights. Forget day time temperatures, you need warmish nights for best results. Can be lovely during the day but with cold nights growth is very slow, as i'm sure you all know!

It's the hormone weedkillers that make them grow fast as yvonne says

new fruit trees

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 06:52

As gleaned from google so please don't disagree with me, not my theory.

Prune when dormant to promote growth and in summer to promote fruit production.

I wouldn't prune now, just keep well watered. Exciting times ahead,I have learn't all about the subject, grafting, pruning, training,nicking and knotching,pollination even!

Nothing new,it's all be going on for decades!

Last night I as was pollinating my solitary pear, it has one cluster of flowers so i was busy with a paint brush, my neighbours must think i'm do wally 

Petrol lawn mower

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 06:37

Brummie,hi, couch, or twitch as it's known up north won't survive on a lawn as you rightly say it doesn't like being cut.

Still haven't used new mower yet,waiting for some height which goes againest the grain. Have always cut it short but thought i would leave it a while see if the coarse grass will stand up and yield to the blade !

Petrol lawn mower

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 07:29

Hey hang on, i have just read the article on wikipedia and it mentions North America, which is on same latitude as north lincs  so there...

Petrol lawn mower

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 07:26

Mmm, must admit most of what i gleaned was from America...

Any thoughts on what the horrible coarse grass coul be?

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