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Tomato variety suggestions

Posted: Yesterday at 09:50

Hi Italophile, Blandford isn't too far, I'm about an 1hr away towards the coast We've had a brilliant crop the last two years from our toms, but I understand if its a wet year they won't do well. I shall look up the Anna Russian and Cherokee Purple, they both sound delicious. May have to try one of each Thank you for the advice it's really helpful.

Tomato variety suggestions

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:13

I shall look up how to save the seeds thanks Welshonion.

Italophile, I live in south Dorset and have an unheated greenhouse, so have quite a long summer. I saw Monty growing them in his greenhouse, but he just said they were italian beefsteaks. Thought it was worth a go. What do you think?

Tomato variety suggestions

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 16:27


We have been growing Gardeners Delight for a few years and this year we tried Pink Flamingo and Sungold (the free GW offer) and they are also amazing. We thought about trying a ribbed beefsteak tomato next year, does anyone know of any varieties they like, that they would recommend???

Also does anyone know where you can buy the Pink Flamingo seeds from, I am struggling to find anyone who has them. One plant just wasn't enough




Mystery Caterpillar

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 12:55

Fishy, I wonder if your caterpillar might be a knot grass caterpillar, it's a bit blurry, but it looks like it has red between the white marks?

Victoria, yours definitely looks like an angle shades moth, with a rather large poop on the petal, teehee. Caterpillars do change colour when they start to pupate, but not to blend in like a chameleon.

Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:02


Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:02

They are definitely look like black aphids to me. Have a little search on google, aphids do have little antennae and they do wander a bit. I think that mites also have 8 legs.


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 15:38

That's ok. Yeah sadly not many people get the chance to hear them anymore due to their decline. I heard one for the first time in my garden a few weeks ago, a beautiful sound.


Posted: 04/08/2014 at 11:28

Hi Forester2, yep I notice it every time it's on, it's songthrush

Tomato pest

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:23

You can just move the caterpillars to another part of the garden, they will eat lots of other plants. It's called a Bright-Line Brown-Eye moth, they just have a rather fond taste of tomatoes.


Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:18

Yeah, I started the love them after visiting Knoll Gardens in Dorset, have you been there? you will love it! They specialise in grasses it's beautiful. I bought Villosum last year and they amazing fluffy heads are looking stunning

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Tomato variety suggestions

We would like to try to grow some beefsteak tomatoes, and would like a few recommendations! 
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organic solutions please 
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Reverted, need help 
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Just found this in the garden, can someone help me Id the poo? 
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Just been given free greenhouse! 
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Something is eating my plants 
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