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growing toms?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 10:23

Monty Don, T&M all connected to GWMagazine, its all about money.

Which Clematis?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:26

We have a very prickly row of Berberis growing all around ours, there is often someone ready to cut the tanks and syphon out the oil in the country areas..

I dont think anyone would like to try it on ours.  The Police actually recommended it, they said that they would get some DNA from it!

Mossy bloom

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 07:58

Did you Fluff up the compost in the bag and turn it on its side before you planted up,  grow bags are very compressed when they are new, just get a little trowel and loosen the surface.

Strimmer recommendation

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 07:53

Usually the reason the bump feed doesnt work is that the cord is not wound on absolutely smooth, if you cross over on the winding, it wont feed out properly. We paid a lot of money for ours, but even then, last week it wouldnt bump out, only because of the way it had been rewound.

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:51

Maybe next time you want to grow something you could ask us first, then a 100 people can tell you different ways to do it 

Laurel is being eaten

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:47

I dont think that its being chewed, I think its a bacterial fungus called shothole, just pick off the damaged leaves the new growth should be fine. I dont know if there is a chemical spray for it.

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:37

We didnt do much to the ground, couple of shovels of compost in there, to retain moisture, but the main problem if the roots werent teased out that they can just continue to go round and round and not spread out, they will particularly do this also if there has been any sort of fertilizer put down the  hole at the time of planting. They need to be slightly hungry to enable the roots to go down deep to search for nourishment, sprinkle the fertilizer around the trees, not too close to the main stems and just scratch it in. Let the water take it down slowly.

I know most people will not agree with me on this, everyone loves to put loads of feed on everything, especially sickly plants,  but the proof is in the pudding here.

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 22:04

These are mine, planted as 18/ 24 inch bare root sticks in winter 11/12, This photo was in summer 2014. Never fed them and cut the tops off several times. So thats the growth in 2 years with cutting back. I will expect them to be at least 7ft this year, I will keep them at that but they would grow more if not checked.

Just a thought but as they were pot grown did you tease the roots out or just pop them in the ground straight out of the pots? (Sorry if this has been asked before)


growing toms?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:38

I experience poot germination from almost all T&M seeds.

Much prefer Unwins.


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:49

I bought some last year from J. Parker but they werent plants, they were claws.

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anyone have one of these?

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