Latest posts by SwissSue

Tomato dropping blossoms - overfertilized?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 12:28

Have a look on here, lots of info which might help:


Flower in the garden...

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 05:38

I agree, tree peonies. I have 2, a bright pink one and a white one, which I bought as sad little specimens for half price at the end of the season at our local DIY store. They are so beautiful, they almost look fake and last for ages, great in a vase, too. But on the whole, I love all my flowers and am always sad when one dies.


Posted: 04/02/2013 at 19:09

I forgot to say, the centre probably turns bluish, as in your photo, as the flower starts to fade.


Posted: 04/02/2013 at 19:07

Hallo Linda, could it be this one?




Posted: 27/01/2013 at 19:50

Hallo galest, it sounds to me like you were sold shallots instead of onions. Shallots sold in supermarkets here in Switzerland also contain 2 bulbs.

Does the grass stay green?

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 09:50

I'm afraid I wasn't in Switzerland in 1962/3, so can't comment on that, but in the last few years here the grass has always been green after the snow has thawed. In my case, it's mostly green moss , which hubby and I have decided to leave, partly because we're to lazy/old to dig up and reseed the lawn, and partly because green is green, one way or the other!

down at thefrozen pond

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 18:25

This little fellow keeps a hole free in our pond.


Best tasting cherry tomatoes

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 16:46

Glad you like it, Verdun. He does promote/advertise various fertilizers etc. every now and again, but you can just ignore those unless you find that they might be good. But on the whole it's one of the most comprehensive tomato sites I've found and I'm always googling around for new ideas, not just tomatoes. I've really appreciated some of the ideas/tips in this forum as well. As an OAP I've got time to  check in nearly every day, especially with this lousy weather (it's snowing here too).

Best tasting cherry tomatoes

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 14:49

For excellent advice/tips on tomato growing and tomato types have a look at:

I learnt a lot from this site last year and regularly receive Nick's newsletter with the latest info.

avenue of blossom

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 12:19

Hi Clarey C. Have just read your post and out of curiosity googled crabtrees. Maybe the following link will be of interest to you:

Happy New Year to all!


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