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Growing trailing tomatoes

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:47

thank you Fleurisa


Growing trailing tomatoes

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:01

Wonder if anyone can help me.  I am growing tumbling tomatoes for the first time this year and I don't know if I need to pinch out the side shoots like you need to do for the normal upright toms.


I've broken the main stem of my fuchsia standard help!

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 08:14

I do love a happy ending

Has anyone grown Pixie clematis

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 08:12

I have been given some old GW mags and whilst reading through them I saw a pic of Pixie clematis.  It stated that it is low growing and to grow over the side of a pot. 

Just wondered if anyone has grown this before and whether they have found it does not climb and if they are growing it in a pot.  I must say it did look good and I have been thinking about getting one.

Moans about GW

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 08:10

Good idea Break23, about the subtitles, I will certainly do that. 

Whilst flicking through the channels last night I noticed that ITV3 are repeating Alan Titchmarsh's Love Your Garden - the first series was brill as it visited peoples gardens and I can remember a beautiful cottage garden.  This was before they changed the format to how the programme is now and I do not watch anymore.   If anyone has ON DEMAND tv then you can catch up with the whole series of Love Your Garden which is what I shall be doing now the nights are drawing in and nothing else to watch on TV. 

Sorry BBC for mentioning ITV3 on your forum 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 12:05

What bird is that Chicky?

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 12:03

We live very close to Blooms of Bressingham.  Up until a few years ago it was still  owned by the Bloom family and you would often see family members walking about and only too ready to pass on their advice and experience.  You could buy some very rare plants and something different.  They sold only plants, had a small tea shop and a shop for gardening sundries.

About 5 years ago they sold out to Wyvale.  They have doubled the size of the tea shop and have included a large childrens play area which is very noisy.  There used to be a large area dedicated to shade loving plants.  That has been built over and in its place a shop selling sportswear etc.   It also sells shoes, craft stuff, toys, books, candles, you name it they sell it.  Basically what you can buy at any other Garden Centre.   Bank Holidays are devoted to Fireman Sam days etc aimed at families..  Also prices of plants are high and the quality low as selling plants seems to be secondary.

I do not visit there anymore but give my business to the individually owned nurseries.  It is such a shame to see such a renowned business be reduced to a run of the mill department store type oulet.


Moans about GW

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 18:14

I love GW, I do sometimes watch Beechgrove but I have to admit I have trouble understanding what they are saying (being a born and bred Londoner )

I cannot praise GW enough, yes it does repeat itself and may tell you what you already know but we had to learn somewhere.  It is so lovely to sit down and watch a programme with no shouting, swearing, police sirens etc, just an easy prog to chill out with.  I love Monte Don and I love Carol and most of all I love Nigel. 

I agree that it should not be moved for sporting events and if they move it then why can't it be fitted in later in the evening or over the weekend like the do with Corrie or the other soaps when Football is on.  We are all being encouraged to get more exercise why not promote gardening as much as cooking and buying antiques. 


Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:57

I think there is a Honeysuckle lurking in there somewhere I also can see what looks like Jasmine leaves. 

Hey Rose Lady, was only thinking of you the other day and wondering how you are getting along with your garden.  It looks beautiful, I love the seating area, and we've had a beautiful summer to enjoy it as well. 


Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:53

I have summer jasmine and mine, too, has only produced a few flowers this year.  I also have the pretty Star Jasmine which has not produced any flowers at all.  Obviously not a good year for jasmines.  On the other hand, roses have been glorious and have made up for lack of jasmine.  Still flowering and looking great.   I suppose what we lack in one dept we make up for in another

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Will it recover ?? 
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Is it still ok to feed dried fruit to birds bearing in mind the young

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Wistera - a good dark coloured one - any ideas ?

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