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going on holiday.........

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 14:42


going on holiday.........

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 15:09

Sorry....LadYbird4, not Ladtbird!

going on holiday.........

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 15:08

Cheers for heads up, Ladtbird 4.....fits what I'd heard. Shame!!

sadly, Bob, no water butt & the 'greenhouse' is a plastic one!! No windows to remove & plants are too tall to move outdoors. I asked my mate who's looking after house if she'd keep an eye on the ones outside ove the last few years......always return to dying plants! unsure why she never does it & don't want to p her off as she keeps house safe!! Asked neighbour but he said he was worried he'd forget. Sigh! I actually had another mate offer to come over one day.....she works about 4 miles away and lives 30mins away......soooo good of her to offer but I feel bad asking her to travel so far!

tried some experiments yesterday. One tom has a top dressing of the water crystals, one has half a tea towel in a tub of water with plant pot resting on other half & 3rd one has half tea towel in large milk carton of water with the rest draped on soil surface.. (Toms have lots of surface roots, I believe). Also tried string through top of bottle, hung upside down with string end in soil but that was rather meh! The other 3 all seem to have worked so far. All water gone from small tub, also half milk carton empty. So far so not-bad-at-all!!

going on holiday.........

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 23:13

interesting, Lou12. I wondered about putting them in huge buckets of water but was worried about roots rotting. having said that, my best performing tomato seems to have been constantly sitting in water! i'm a bobbins gardener - no idea about owt!!!

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Posted: 31/08/2016 at 23:00

lol! it was worse this year  - so wet and quite cool til really late. I've only got 5 ripe toms so far!1

going on holiday.........

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 22:34

cheers KT53. wondered about these....have you used them? read mixed reviews so i'm unsure about them!

going on holiday.........

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 20:49

hi ice! been trying that on hanging baskets outside......seems to either drain in a day or not at all!! suspect i'd need larger bottles for a full week. where did you put hole(s) in the bottle?

going on holiday.........

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 20:32

wondering if anyone has any tried & trusted methods of keeping greenhouse toms/cukes/courgettes watered while i'm away for a week? can't afford snazzy systems, don't have outside tap, really needs to be done with what I have already!!! hoping for some genius answers!!!

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Posted: 31/08/2016 at 20:29

wow, dovefromabove!! i'm impressed! i'm just a little worried that I may be growing something invasive (checked Japanese knot weed - pretty sure it's not that!!). doubt it's produce owt at this late stage of the year, sadly!!

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Posted: 31/08/2016 at 18:30 I said in my post, random stuff also growing in the pot (Including toms & squash!)'s the heart shaped leaf plant that I can't id.

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going on holiday.........

......& have no plant-waterers!! 
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What is this?

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Leaves dying. 
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Nothing happening! 
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Tomato leaves wilting

But they are still green! 
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Think it's saw fly ........ 
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Tomato leaves wilting

Leaves are green...... 
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Honeysuckle help needed!

Arch collapse! 
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Help, please! I kill them every time! 
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