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black opal tomato plant

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:18

I had Black Opal last year. 

SIDE SHOOTS:  I left 2 on, which both went on to produce fruit on them as well as the main stem. 

DROOPY LEAVES and DISCOLOURED LEAVES:  Mine did that. It seems to be the way they are.

In all, the plant didn't grow much and didn't produce much fruit. Not that it mattered because I didn't like them much. I preferred them roasted to raw.

Good luck everyone!  Hope you all get better results and like them better than I did.

Staffsmaggs

'Dead' soil

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:37

Thanks for your reply.  Both packets of seed came free with a magazine. They are T&M seed or Fothergills seed.  I want the all the plants for this year only. The Rudbeckias I sowed this year and the Cant Bells last year.  I will use this Garden centre compost now, and horse manure in the autumn.  Mags

'Dead' soil

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:18

I've just pulled up the wallflowers and the soil is very dry and not a worm to be seen.  I intend to plant Rudbeckia  and Canterbury Bells plants in the empty border. Would it be helpful if I dig in a bag of Farmyard Manure that I bought from the Garden Centre?   Thank you for any advice, Mags

cleaning bird feeders

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 17:33

Haha Mrac, I carelessly used boiling water on a plastic feeder. It went out of shape and couldn't be re-assembled!   Thanks everyone, for your replies.

YES. everyone, beware of feeders that cannot be taken completely apart for cleaning. 

Mags

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

I've seen a couple on my fountain grass!  Mags

cleaning bird feeders

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 16:03

 Edd,  I wondered about bleach.  Ok, just a few drop to a bowl of hot sudsy water then rinse very well and leave to dry (I always do anyway).  Thanks very much, Mags

cleaning bird feeders

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 15:11

I keep hearing that we should use a sterilising/antiseptic wash for seed feeders and bird tables.  Is this correct?   What should I use - are any household products ok to use?  I don 't want to use anything harmful. I've always used hot water with a squirt of washing up liquid (the sort that is kind to my hands!)  and cleaned them regularly.  Thank you, Mags

anyone used this brand?

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 15:30

  One to avoid then. THANK YOU pottering girl.  I won't bother with that offer then.  Maggie

anyone used this brand?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:57

The second image showing Molloy's is the compost I wondered about.  I've read the other posts on another series of letters but none mention this particular compost. Does any have any experience of it?  Maggie

anyone used this brand?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 15:32

A local Garden Centre is offering 4 x 50 litre bags Molloy's multipurpose  compost (made by Erin) for £10.  Has anyone used this, and is it ok?  As it is made by Erin I assume it contains peat - can anyone confirm this as I want to buy compost and want one with peat in it. Many thanks to anyone who can comment.  Maggie 

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Discussions started by staffsmags

'Dead' soil

to manure now or not? 
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cleaning bird feeders

What sterilising product 
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anyone used this brand?

Molloy's Multipurpose compost 
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when to cut back Fountain Grass?

miscanthus kleine silberspinne  
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Last Post: 25/02/2015 at 18:56

BIG BIRD WATCH

How to submit results? 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 17:26

porridge oats

ok to feed to birds? 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 16:23

Feeding Amarylis

What to use? 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 18:38

only leaves

Amarylis not producing flower stem 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 16:17

unknown grass

what could it have been? 
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Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 14:38

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

plant out now or in spring? 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 14:21

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 15:18

What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
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