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Latest posts by Leggi

Cosmos seeds - mixed up

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:27
No problem, I made the same mistake last year when potting up.

Cosmos seeds - mixed up

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:22
Joyce is correct, once they grow in to a fairly reasonable sized plant the red ones will have a slightly pink/red tinge to the stem. The white will be a lush green colour, you will just have to wait a little but you'll notice the difference.

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 22:32
This time last year we had temps reaching nearly 20 degrees in the SE, having said that, it was about the only warm spell we had. Fingers crossed it's just a little shy at the moment but promising a better summer.

Favorite tomatoes

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 18:40
That's unfortunate as I've been asked specifically not to grow smaller varieties this year by the other half, will still have a go with some in the hope we get a decent year, just won't get my hopes too high for them. Thanks for your advice as always.

Favorite tomatoes

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 18:21
I didn't know that Italophile, I'll still try some as the seeds came free from T&M. Will have to decide on a more suitable variety for our island, I'm guessing that means most beefstake varieties aren't really suitable then? I did have some Pomodoro seeds but they've gone bad in the unopened packet over winter. I might try growing some alicante going by the recommendations in this thread.

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 17:44
I usually give mine a light prune around now (depending on the weather) but last year like many plants, it flowered very late.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:41
I see our Tower Hamlets friend is back again... :rollseyes:

I really want to start sowing seeds now but I only have window sills to offer any warm so holding back. The only one's I've sown so far are sweet peas when we had a warmish half hour a few weeks back.

Hope the crash wasn't anything too important jo.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 15:15

You guys do make me chuckle, OH thinks I'm mad now! Snowing outside I'm sure we were in the midst of a heat wave this time last year.

Fruit tree cross pollination

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 14:57
They're the recommended two to plant together as they flower at the same time, I have an Oullins Golden Gage and a Czar Plum tree together. It's the first year I've had them though so can't tell you about the reality of cropping. They should both stay true to type.

Favorite tomatoes

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 14:52
I'm being optimistic and growing Pink Brandyvine this year, we're due a heat wave (he says as he looks at the snow falling outside).

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