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Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:56

Good morning Gardeners!

I have 8 vine tomatoes, in 10" pots, 2 Ruby, 2 Chocolate Cherry, 2 Gardeners Delight and 2 Galina. One of each on the left hand side of the greenhouse, and one of each on the right.  All looking good apart from the fact that the lower leaves on the Galina and Gardeners Delight plants on the right hand side are going yellow -  the top leaves and flowers looking healthy.  All plants have been given exactly the same treatment, so could anyone out there offer any clue as to why only these two plants are affected ... and probably more important - by what?!

Many thanks

 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:42

No Verdun ... it's planted on a gentle slope and is surrounded by ferns which take up any extra moisture. It has a companion clematis growing alongside which is in leaf and both plants have been happy with their situation for 8 years. As I said, our winter of 2013 here on the east coast of Scotland was mild and not particularly wet - certainly nowhere near as wet as the summers of 2011 and 2012!! 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 15:11

I have a (usually very floriferous) clematis montana which is about 8 years old and rambles all over my garden shed but, horror of horrors, it appears to have died!! All the leaf buds are brown and dried.  

Could anyone give me clues as to why, having survived 2 'proper' winters followed by 2 very improper summers, then a longest winter and a hottest summer, it's now given up the ghost after a mild and not particularly wet winter?   

Thanks in advance

Birch Tree losing leaves in July

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 21:21

18 months on and my Lady of the Woods has (all by herself!) made a majestic recovery from the Marssonina betulae which she fell prey to during the dreadfully wet summer of 2012.  All the new shoots she formed in late summer, immediately after the leaf drop, have contributed to something like 90% leaf cover this year, all spotlessly clean, and she is looking very healthy - and SO beautiful!!  

Incidentally ... to my knowledge there IS such a thing as copper birch.  The weeping variety is particularly beautiful - I only wish I could have found space for it in my garden!

silly quotes

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 23:19

Red sky at night - shepherds' delight

Red sky at morn - shepherds hut's on fire

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 19:29

Blisters ...

I'm reading this article in a bit of a hurry, will digest it all later in slower time but one of your observations quite leapt out from the page!

With several deaths in Scotland from Legionnares disease attributed to amateur gardeners using compost, it makes me wonder about the overall safety on reduced peat and no peat compost.

 

Please note - while there have been 6 cases in Scotland associated with compost - there have been NO DEATHS!!!

 

 

Glass Cullet

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 10:27

Thanks for replies, folks ... food for thought there!

Glass Cullet

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 16:58

We have made provision in our new greenhouse to accommodate a heat sink - but so far have been unable to find a source of glass cullet in Scotland.  Has anyone out there been luckier than us?  Would be grateful for any info.  Thanks

Talkback: Leafcutter bees

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 20:44

Learn to put your trust in bees.  They are far more intelligent than the majority of humans - they aren't the ones responsible for putting the food source of the world in jeopardy.

sanity

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 22:34

Took my daughter for a birthday treat - Monty Don at Edinburgh Fringe. Knew it would hit the spot. What's more honest or essential than your relationship with the soil?  Sore knees? Dirty hands? No fingernails to speak of? Perfect sanity.

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