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A plant ID if you please...

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 13:57

Thanks all. Looking at pics of D. lanata I reckon that's a good bet.

A plant ID if you please...

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 22:19

It's the leaves that threw me too Panda...here's another pic

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49966.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

 

A plant ID if you please...

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 21:57

Hi - my mum has sent me these pics to see if anyone can help with identifying it please.  Thanks in advance....

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49960.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49959.jpg?width=706&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

Tomatoes - possibly my second mistake of the year!!!!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:55

It'll be fine OL.

And you're right, the long tall ones are indeterminate, my mistake!  Which is why we call them the tall ones and the bush ones too!  

Tomatoes - possibly my second mistake of the year!!!!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:41

Snap KEF

Tomatoes - possibly my second mistake of the year!!!!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:41

HI OL - I've circled the ones I would pinch out .....I can't really see what's happening at the top but if I was unsure I;d leave it til they got a bit bigger....

 

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:35

I LOVE this thread!  Great pics and lovely gardens everyone 

Tomatoes - possibly my second mistake of the year!!!!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:30

Hi OL

The Alicante are what's known as determinate (or in our house - the tall ones that need staking ).  Here's how I  understand it.....the side shoots, if left, will eventually produce flowers and fruit but it takes the plant a lots of extra energy to grow these side shoots and then the flowers and fruit. This means the first lot of fruit may take longer to grow and ripen, and given the shortness of our summer times you may end up with a lot of green tomatoes (I know this from experience and I have a lovely recipe for Mangoish chutney made from green toms if you ever need one!).  If you remove these side shoots, the plant can concentrate its energy on the flowers and fruit that grow from the main stem and you'll have tomatoes sooner and hopefully most of them will have the chance to turn red.   

With the tumbling ones, these are known as bush tomatoes and they wont have one main stem but lots of branches, so you don't pinch these out, jut let them get on with it.

Hope this helps - took me a while to get my head round it too, I don't know if I've got it right yet but it seems to work for me.  My main advice is don't worry about it - just go with the flow.  If it doesn't quite work out - call it an experiment and have another go next year!

 

More identifying...

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:36

Hi Kay - this is a pic of the plant I bought - what do you reckon?  It looks very similar to the first one.  It's got white pom pom like flowers.

I feel naughty disagreeing with those voting for alliums as I wouldn't normally have a clue but it looks so similar I'm going to stick my neck out on this one  

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44480.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44481.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Right, I'm posting this then running for cover..... 

More identifying...

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 12:47

The first one looks very much like the Armeria giradii 'joystick' (dwarf sea thrift) that I bought last week.

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