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black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

Fingers crossed my Black Opal will come ok then.

That was an interesting link, dovefromabove = thanks.   Mags

black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:25

I have one Black Opal tomato plant, which I've not had previously. Are they particularly tricky to grow - do they need special care?  The whole plant has a blueish tinge to it. Although it has produced 3 clusters of flowers no fruit set on the 1st cluster, there seem to be just 2 fruits on the second and I think 2 on the third (still tiny).  It is in a pot standing outside beside the 3 x moneymaker and 3 x sungold and 1 x peardrop.  All these are happily producing fruit.  Has anyone any explanation for the poor performance by the Black Opal?  Should I just throw the thing away - although I was looking forward to tasting 'black' tomatoes. I don't have a greenhouse to move it to!   Thankyou, Mags

 

Christmas Amarylis

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:41

ok, on with the food!  Than ks.   And fingers crossed!  Mags

Christmas Amarylis

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:42

I've kept 2 bulbs, both still have strong green leaves. But ..... the bulbs are now small. Half the size they were originally.  I will admit to not feeding them very much!  So is it worth keeping them?  Mags

cucamelons

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:36

I think they were talking about them on Beechgrove Garden programme on Sunday.  I think they transplanted from 3" pots into a greenhouse floor (but I could be wrong about that!). Perhaps you could try to get it on i-player or something.  Mags

white cotton ball looking stuff on plants in garden - also some cobwebs

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 14:18

I've just had that stuff on my potted, 10 year old, Acer.  I had it 2 years ago and sprayed it with Provado and that got rid of it but this year the insect has been worse.  As before, a good spray seemed to work BUT now the acer looks as if it is dying!  A lot of leaves are going brown.  So be careful what you use on which plants.  Mags

What is this pest?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:30

Wooly aphid I think.  Anyway, the Provado seems to have done the trick as there is very little of the pest visible today.  Thanks for everyones help.  Mags

What is this pest?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:32

Yes, I googled and  found a couple of pics that look like my problem.  Interesting to see that the bonsai acers at Kew Gdn have the same problem!  Thanks very much, Mags 

What is this pest?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:23

And what is under the white sticky stuff isn't an aphid - more like a small maggot with a brown head.  Sorry, I can't supply a photo.  Mags 

What is this pest?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:21

Is wooly aphid sticky?  This stuff is.   Mags 

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