Latest posts by SilverFairy

Marmande tomatoes

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 16:16

Kind of dense if you see what I mean? Think I will grow them next year but also a 'normal' type too.


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 16:14

Agree Charlottes are lovely, tried Kestrel, nice taste but crop was small. We have tried Lady Cristel, might try that again next year. And might try Juliette.


Marmande tomatoes

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 12:43

I definately cannot moan about the crop, they did well


Marmande tomatoes

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 12:07

I grew these year before last and they were lush    Last year was a bit of a wash out as we got blight! This year they are tasting a bit too beefy. Any ideas as to what has caused this? Too little water? I'm sure they will make beautiful ragu but as eaters they are a bit heavy going.


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 12:03

Monty Don recommended the above two varieties, not personally, but on Gardeners World

Has anyone grown either? What's the verdict?


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 12:01

This year we planted Orla, which were lovely small or large, will grow again next year. Lady Balfour, disappointing and Blue Danube, not too bad but will not be growing the other two again. All three had some slug damage but Orla the least and Blue Danube the most.

We only grow first and second earlies, not having enough room for main crop.

Which varieties did you grow and what were they like?


Does anyone else have this green rose?

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 11:51

Could it be this one?

There are some other green roses on that page too.

Indoor plant identification

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 19:47

Sorry, I didnt get an email when you replied so presumed no one knew! Thank you! I haven't looked up their care but I presume they are either an indoor plant or a warm greenhouse one?

Indoor plant identification

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 11:50

Oops be an idea if I put a pic up!



Indoor plant identification

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 11:42

Does anyone recognise this plant please?

Partners mum gave me two, her instructions were - winter put them in a cupboard with a bag over them then take it out in spring!

They  have just started flowering, one white the other violet.

Any ideas?

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