Latest posts by Verdun

Loads of tomatoes but very slow in ripening

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 08:22

Only remove leaves that are shading fruit.  For me I want no more growth, the fruit has formed, is of good size and just needs ripening.  Hence the removal of leaves.  No point now in allowing more flower set or more fruit to form.  

Missy Krissie, if you remove leaves too soon your fruit will be small.  

Once tomatoes start to ripen they will progress very quickly.  Don't give up hope folks....time yet 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 08:13

B3 ..."whims"?  Far from it.  they are essential must haves 

only 6 plants not planted!  I have at least 20,,prob many more, that have been potted on several times.  All I know is I want them and they will find a home eventually 

The difference

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 08:09

So, only me growing Ruffled Swan.  Nice to be unique 

Will this plant reflower ?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 08:07

Nut is expert at Iding ....not veronicastrum 

i grow them here where they are in full flower.

always cut back dead flower stems and do so as soon as flowers start to go over then you have a better chance of re flowering. 

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.  


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 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 

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