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Is this area ready for planting

Posted: Yesterday at 16:44

I don't know what anyone else thinks, but it looks great and I would plant, plant, plant! Taller things at the back, medium in the middle, aubrietas and similar to hang over the stones would look fantastic. You've done so well with weeding, and I think any that come up now should be easy to remove. There will always be some weeds, that's life!

HELP! Rapidly growing plant / weed ??

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 04:28

Also check that it didn't come from under the fence from next door. If so, warn them to get rid of it, otherwise it might come back.

New gardener: Wall trough plant ideas

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 04:23

I would suggest pelargoniums (also commonly called geraniums), they are pretty drought tolerant and if you mix some vermiculite or water restoring gel crystals into the soil that should help. There are lots of lovely coloured pelargoniums, both upright and trailing.

What plant is this?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 04:09

Definitely a Dieffenbachia, this site has some tips

http://www.summerhillgardencentre.co.uk/foliage-houseplant-dieffenbachia/

 

Exochorda The Bride

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 03:59

I don't know what Liz will say, but I would say let it loose. I think they are tied up like that so they don't get damaged during transportation and so they can fit more into the lorry!

Turtle99 and Magnolia.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 03:56

Would a dose of Epsom salts help against the I and M deficiency, Mike?

Tomato Black Russian?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 06:51

Well, I think 7 kg per plant is stretching it a bit, you'd have to have at least 7 full trusses on it which might put a bit of strain on the plant, but I guess it depends on how happy it is, so you'll just have to wait and see! Good luck!

Plant biology.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 06:28

Good question that, Mike, wonder if anybody knows?

Tomato Black Russian?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:50

Also, have a look here, very useful advice:

http://www.tomatogrowing.co.uk/html/tomato_growing_tips.html

 

Tomato Black Russian?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:47

Hi Christopher! I grew Black Russian here in Switzerland last year in my raised bed and was very pleased with them, grew well and were very tasty. They are indeterminate, i.e. get quite tall so need staking and breaking out the side shoots. Do NOT feed them until the first trusses of tomatoes appear and use tomato fertilizer, I think it's called Tomorite in the UK. Water sparingly, too wet is not good.

I'm growing 4 different sorts this year just for the hell of it. They are now in 4" pots and about 6" tall and I have had them outside since about two weeks. I move them out into the sun during the day and under cover of the pergola roof at night. I will not plant mine out until about mid-May, although I have a home-made tomato house.

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