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Tomato plants/unheated greenhouse

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 16:43

Hi, I live in Lancaster and put my tomatoes in a plastic growhouse in my back garden already a few weeks back. Here's how they looked 2 weeks ago and since then, they grew a bit more. Just covered them with fleece on cold nights and they seem to be doing very good indeed!.

clematis leaves trouble

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 18:21

Hi, I've got a trouble with a clematis (multiblue): the leaves of clematis turn grey-silver, though the plant looks healthy. I went to my local garden centre, and they never saw this, don't know what it is. They advised to feed the plant with general fertiliser (777), which I am doing and its shape is ok, but the leaves still grey-silver. Below is a picture taken on Monday (with some tulips "remains" on the ground... oops). Last "detail": my location is Lancaster, and the spot is my front garden, facing West. I bought the clematis less than 1 month ago (Wilko).

planting out runner beans

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 09:07

Thanks guys for your sound advice! I don't want to "ditch" my lovely beans, as they seem to be ok on my windowsill for now. So, I'll try and keep it as long as needed and possible. I live in Lancaster, but my tiny garden is packed with plants, gets good sunlight and well sheltered (the fence above is facing South), so creating a nice cosy microclimate. For now, I carefully zip down my growhouse with the tomatoes and the one next to it at night and when the weather is too cold in my opinion. Leaves of tomatoes are ok... look indeed a bit struggling for the cold but still healthy enough (hope).

planting out runner beans

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 08:41

Hi,I've got the same "impatient-gardener's bug" (I'm unexperienced), and after my tomatoes became as triffids on my kitchen windowsill, now it's my runner bean (one is almost 2ft tall!). What I do is keep them indoors, but when the weather is warm, sunny and clement, I put them out during the day. Meanwhile, the stalks are ready to support them when all frost risk will be over (if ever!). Is it a good strategy? Btw, my tomatoes were definitely too large for my windowsill, and seem now to have settled well in the growhouse... would you agree?

Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 07:38
Hello Adam, last week-end (15/4) I sowed runner beans indoor. In 1 week, 4 seedlings are > 6 inches tall but have not true leaves yet. What should I do: plant them outdoor, repot them indoor or let them in their tiny pot until they develop true leaves? Note: I live in Lancaster and the metoffice forecasts between 4 and 11C for this week (and rain showers, of course...).
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