Verdun


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Loads of tomatoes but very slow in ripening

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 07:58

Ok folks.


try removing leaves and see if it makes a difference


get back and let us know .  


Proof is in the eating...I am eating tomstoes every day 


more sun, more sweetness 

Last edited: 06 August 2016 07:59:59

Applying Nemaslug

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 23:42

Yes, agree with you sheps about the numbers.


the only nematodes I use on the lawn are for lewtherjackets and I will be applying these in next couple of weeks 


oh! Don't forget to water them in later and again the following day.  

Jokes

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 23:38

We did have a joke thread DR.  I started one a couple of years back


however, all for a bit of fun 

The great man

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 22:02

just watched GW and the tribute to Geoff Hamilton


his inspirational style made him unique. he made GW unmissable and a joy to watch. I guess it has all been said but a sad loss.  

The difference

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 21:35

Aym, you wont get 2 metres of Wild Swan


go for it Ladybird.....it really is a beautiful plant

The difference

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 19:09

Ladybird, you got it ! 


These anemones are unlike the japanese varieties.  They flower from spring to autumn, they look delightful when the breeze rocks the flower heads to reveal glimpses of those blue backs, they are more compact and are not invasive.  


Many have despaired of invasive japanese varieties....they are almost impossible to eradicate it seems. Took me 4 years to eventually get rid of suckers.  In a  friend's garden I planted September Charm in her semi wild border.....looks wonderful but now, after 7 or 8 years, occupies 3 or 4 metres 


if you don't know of Wild Swan check it out 

Heuchera Obsidian

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 19:01

Yes copperdog...they respond quickly


you can lift a couple and pull them apart and they will grow away.  I pot mine up and plant when clumps are impact making  in the garden


not sure if you have rust but heucheras do suffer at this time of year...prob because of heat.  


Consider the possibility of vine weevils though....pull at your plants.  If badly attacked they will lift easily without roots.


when I divide heucheras I check both soil and plants.  Before potting up I wash the roots and then use fresh compost 

Anyone growed Red Hot Poker before?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 18:41

I will post some pics to persuade Iamto to grow them 

Elder Black Beauty no longer flowers

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 18:39

You got your answer Sheila 


you  can prune to get both flowers and good foliage by selective pruning.  The very best foliage though is by hard pruning the lot in spring.  

The difference

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 18:34

Hey!   a non gardening visitor noticed the difference today. Because Ruffled Swan has just opened out I was chuffed the difference was noted....the 2 plants caught her eye. 


Ruffled S has more petals, slightly more "ruffled" and......well, as I said initially. 


Am I the only one growing these plants then?     Oops! Should be  cos they are superb plants


Many heucheras look similar, as do roses and dahlias but still we grow them 


well done Wakeshine.....the differences are indeed small but ......

Last edited: 05 August 2016 18:36:07

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