SwissSue


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tomato

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 08:44

Thought my "black" toms wouldn't ripen either, now they're all turning at once! Am completely swamped with Tumbling Toms, have decided to give one pot to neighbour so he can pick them himself!

Get it off your chest

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 08:14

Mine is just like that, Dove, plus putting in hooks and lifting, moving heavy baskets, pots etc. Just the way I like it!

help identifying plant

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 20:40

It's a cyclamen.

Rhubarb

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 18:47

Not all rhubarb varieties have red stalks, either.

Thinking ahead

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 11:35

Plant bush beans again instead of climbers, sick of knotted mess! Only plant 2 indeterminate tomatoes instead of 5 and 2 Tumbling Toms, got toms coming out of my ears! Have a go at potatoes in grow bags and try garlic again. Won't change much in the flower borders, happy with all the perennials this year.

tulip bulbs

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 11:20

That's great Anthony. I have tulips coming up year after year from predecessor and have lived here 17 years now.

sunflower guide for newbie

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 07:21

It looks like it badly needed water. The whole centre disc of the flower is all seeds, but leave them until the whole plant has dried up, otherwise the seeds won't be ripe. If you are a wildlife friend, leave it completely alone and the birds will come and pick the seeds when they are ripe.

Water harvesting system for under £35

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 19:12

Hi Darren, have just looked at the site, looks ingenious! But have you tried just making a hole (the diameter of the hose) near the top of each butt and connecting them with pieces of hose, so that when one is full it flows over to the next one and so on? This is how my OH has done it, but only with two butts as we have two down pipes so the third one is separate.

How shaded should clematis roots be?

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:32

I used to put flat stones in front of my clematis, until one day I touched a stone and found it to be glowing hot, heating the soil underneath as well! Since then I have planted something in front for shade or put a large piece of bark down.

Mole

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:26

Bringing this up again as have just found the following which guarantees no more moles:

http://www.gardenoasis.co.uk/anti-mole-bulbs-p-416.html

 

 http://www.sorkfritt.nu/ENG/default.asp?nav=2

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