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Posted: 10/07/2014 at 16:36

I was going to post about my tomatoes.  I have loads of green tomatoes - all grown in the greenhouse - but no ripe ones at all.   I always grow tomatoes but have never had to wait this long for them to ripen. Is it just one of those years?


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 16:27

First time I have grown them, and they have nearly taken over my greenhouse.  Loads of fruit now, although they did take a but of time to get going.   However now I have enough to supply the whole village 


Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:36

As a beekeeper I feel I can answer this.  Honey bees swarm when their colony has become too large for their home, whether it be a hive or eg tree stump.  The colony make queen cells from which obviously new queens are hatched.  As soon as the workers seal the queen cells, the old queen takes off with approx. half of the colony to begin a new colony elsewhere.  Sometimes a lucky beekeeper catches the swarm (a free colony for him/her) sometimes they take up residence elsewhere.  I have to say that a swarm of bees is a truly lovely sight as they are doing what comes naturally to them.  I know they look alarming but they are only interested in finding a new home.

hydrangea problem?

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 18:25

It is now growing in the garden. Perhaps I should feed it?

hydrangea problem?

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 11:31

No not in direct sunlight and get plenty of watering.  It is as if I have grown a new strain.  It looks quite healthy - just with white leaves.  

Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 19:31

Ok thanks Philippa.  One more job for tomorrow  

Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 19:27

Thanks Clarington. She is our baby.  

With regards to taking a cutting Philippa, I have been thinking about doing just that. Do they root easily?

No compost reviews at B&Q

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 16:05

I have also bought Verve compost.  I usually buy  the125lt bags and I have found it to be perfectly ok.  No complaints at all.

Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 16:00

I have just bought a lemon verbena.  Really lemony.  A lovely looking herb too.  I have read that they need protection in the winter though so I planted it in a pot so it can be moved into the greenhouse.

hydrangea problem?

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:54

I have taken a hydrangea cutting (I think it is a lacecap).  It has been growing quite well but now all the new leaves are coming through white.  Does anyone know why?

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