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Blind daffodils

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 06:15

thanks, will say to her

Blind daffodils

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 23:02
Jimbolena says:

Shall I just dig these up or is there hope for them, a little bit stumped, please help.

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 Posting on behalf of a friend.

Blind daffodils

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 23:01

Shall I just dig these up or is there hope for them, a little bit stumped, please help.

Wilted Tomatoes

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 20:03
cornelly says:

Our glasshouse has side windows which are kept open for most of the time now, and Coolglass is painted on the outside to reduce the effects of the sun, as Onopordum has said if the top has perished look for the strongest side shoot to continue.

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Wilted Tomatoes

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 03:16
Onopordum says:

I'd say they'll probably recover. The lower leaves seem OK and the main stems haven't collapsed. The tops do look permanently damaged, but you should get sideshoots from lower down which will take over. I'd just treat them normally (don't overwater) and not remove any sideshoots until you can choose healthy new ones to take over as leaders (assuming these are cordon varieties). I can see one or two shoots starting in photos 1 & 2.

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Wilted Tomatoes

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:51

I forgot to say, the greenhouse was reading nearly 50 c!

Wilted Tomatoes

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:50

I made a couple of mistakes, one within my control.

I didn't check the weather for the afternoon so left the greenhouse closed up, it did cross my mind to open the windows but I thought, I'll be home briefly at around 1pm so I'll open it all up then and water.

I got held up dreadfully at work, I didn't get home till well after 4pm, this is what met me.

I've since put some screening up

Also I've been opening the greenhouse every morning and watering but the top leaves aren't recovering.

Help, what can I do and is my crop ruined?

Gooseberry problems

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 12:36
Dovefromabove says:

Are you pruning them correctly?  They need pruning in late winter as shown here


and then in June you need to cut the side shoots back to five leaves.

Thin out the fruits in June, removing half and use these for cooking and leaving the rest to ripen (watch out for marauding birds - you may need to net the bushes, the old gardeners would drape them with old net curtains).

Keep the area around the bush free from grass and weeds and feed in late winter/early spring with Fish, Blood and Bone and a bit of extra potash if possible.

In the autumn I clear any fallen leaves and mulch with well rotted garden compost or manure.

More useful info here http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/fruit-veg/growing-gooseberries/3332.html 

Good luck  

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 Thanks Dovefromabove, very informative even though it's not my thread, I appreciate the knowledge.

Tomato Grouping

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 22:36

Great Stuart R,

I put vermiculite in my compost because I refuse to buy expensive compost so buy middle of the road with one grow bag, vermiculite and those slow release fertilizer balls. I mix that lot together.

It's my first year at trying this so will see, so far so good.

I do agree with good compost and do not buy cheap anymore, like I always used to, it led to a lot of disappointment.

They are fairly hardy the old tomato plant.

Thanks for your help

Tomato Grouping

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 22:15

My contribution is this.

I water mine when it's cool.

Before and after work.

If I'm home they get watered if it's really hot. the GH was touching 40 c when I got back from work so immediately opened all the windows and door, then watered.

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