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Talkback: Tomato - cold weather damage

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:34

So?  Whats that got to do with it. Jim asked the question about his tomato plants!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 01:29

Fantastic Lizzie, is that a big green wooly mamoth?

Here is a pic of my new long border, well not so new now, started last Spring, most of you will remember it used to be a conifer hedge.


Companion thugs

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 01:20

Oh yes Punkdoc, I have hundreds of those, I planted 200 verbena bon last year and most are up as well as self seeded. Bowles mauve is so easy to propagate by cuttings, you can use that with the biggest thug of all, Borage, bees love it.

Talkback: Tomato - cold weather damage

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 01:14

Also, not much point in giving Lifechange advise on his plants, I should think after three years his plants are well dead!

Help/advice needed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 01:05

Totally agree with Hollie, that is illegal, should be reported, get a certified gas fitter to have a look.

In the mean time, maybe you could just trip over it and sue the person that laid them like that.



Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 00:55

I dont do arsebook or twatter either RB

Many congrats on the birth of the royal baby, 

Fish, Blood and Bone

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 00:51

Well said MDW84, I think there is far too much feed stuffs going around these days. Far better to start a compost heap, add some farmyard manure, you can buy this at a garden centre if you are not near a farm, put this on nice and thick in the late Autumn, or early Spring,  thats all you need. 

Having said that, if you have acid soil, as I have, you will need to add lime if you want to grow cabbages, or any brassica.

Get some high potash plant food for tomatoes, tubs and baskets, but not too early, make your plants work before you make them too cosy.

We have some fantastic gardens down here in Cornwall, they dont douse the ground with FBB through the year, also the heathers on the Moors here are fantastic, no one goes up there feeding them.

Whats wrong

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 23:52

Too cold, are you keeping them in. I sow mine now, put out in the middle of summer, bring back in for the winter then plant out next Spring as big plants, they dont always overwinter in their first year if you leave them out.. If you get them big first, they dont get eaten by slugs.

Watering cans

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 23:46

Have you tried wrapping something round the spout, like plumbers tape or something to make a washer out of.

Watering cans

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 23:10

I have really cheap plastic ones, one in each greenhouse, the rose is good for tiny seedlings I have had them for too many years to remember, never dribbled or leaked. Probably came from a supermarket.

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anyone have one of these?

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