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Posted: 06/09/2013 at 12:44

Hi fairygirl.

I grew these from seed this year for the first time after its recomendation on gardeners world.

I find Cristal one of the best if not the best full size tomatoe Ive grown thin skins, deep red succulant flesh and quit a heavy crop. I realise that taste is subjective but there we are a definite for next year. I do agree that cherry size toms produce the finest taste though.




Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 17:53

hi again fairy girl.

I will not so reluctantly accept the modern parlance. I will take a complement with grace whenever its offered.

Regarding job demarcation. It appears indoors Im efficient but not to tidy in the old sence of the word. My wife admires my greenhouse and ripening tomatoes from the kitchen window when washing the dishes. oops !!!

regards Peter 

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 10:30

Hi fairy girl.

My wife would beg to differ regarding my tidyness certainly around the house.

the current meaning of tidy escapes me . just as well perhaps. happy gardening everyone.l


Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 11:48

Look at this lot, kilos but not a ripe one yet. These are cristal that I grew from seed as recommended on Gardeners world last year. cant wait to taste them.

I regularly remove all tangled and long branching foliage as well as all foliage below the first truss has worked for me In the past.

 regards Peter.


Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:42

Hi all

thanks for all the advice and tips. I agree taste is quit subjective so my quest continues. I will post the results of crop and taste when the season ends.Probably the best policy next year will be to grow two or three each of the most regarded varieties.

Scorcher here today must get watering !!

thanks again all. Peter


Posted: 02/06/2013 at 10:29

Hi all.

After watching an episode of gardeners world last year a variety of tomato named Cristal was recommended for its sweetness and flavour so I decided to give them a try.

I grew them from seed, planted them on and two weeks ago put out into the greenhouse. they are very sturdy with a very thick and course foliage unlike the more popular varieties. I would be grateful if anyone who has experience of this variety  could let me know what results they had regarding cropping and quality.

Thanks in advance. Peter 

oriental lily

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:44

Thanks for that Bob.

I think I will follow your advice and pot on the bulbils next spring they wil make nice gifts for family and friends. Its been a good investment paying five pounds for three bulbs at the Hampton court flower show last year. Do you think the new stems wil flower this summer.

thanks again. Peter.

oriental lily

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:02

Thanks for that Bob.

I think I will go along with your advice and separate the bulbils next spring and re-pot  them they will make nice gifts to pass on to family and friends. For the princely sum of five pounds spent on  three bulbs at last years Hampton court flower show will hopefully  become a good investment. do you think the newer shoots will flower this year ?

Thanks again.




oriental lily

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 19:50

Hi all.

My ice white potted oriental lily has grown again this year, its second year.  last year I had a superb display from the three bulbs I planted.

After over wintering In my greenhouse  there are the tree main and sturdy main stems but also many secondary and in some cases quite spindly addition shoots.

my question is what should i do about these other less sturdy shoots. will they develop to flowering stage and if not should I prune them off and concentrate on the three main stems.

thanks in advance. Peter 

young tomatoe plants

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 19:47

Hi all.

Can you give any advice please regarding how best to bring on 2 inch tom plants in 3 inch pots particularly watering and feeding. and at what size or state of development should I plant them on into growbags. They are at present in a cold greenhouse.

thanks in advance. Peter.


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