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Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 08:00

Lou, I think you have nailed it.  

Grown well with regard to their habit, etc. roses can be superb but 80% plus I see are just awful 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:57

I think it's down to fhe compost NL2

jack, if you put them in the ground you don't need john innes.

plant them, water them and then leave them be.  Don't overfuss.....they will be fine 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:54

Hello forkers 

beautiful morning...summer's day coming. 

Raised flower bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:51

.how about mahonia Soft Caress for the top tier Tiny?

it looks much like a fern, evergreen and yellow autumn flowers.  Would be happy in shade and grows only to about 3'.   Associate well with ferns etc

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 23:07

Chicky.....what photosynthesis is needed now for tomato plants?  the plants, as I see it,,are simply holding the fruit whilst they naturally ripen.

Raised flower bed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:07

That will look sensational Tiny 

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:56

Yep, removing all...most of them....the leaves, if there are lots of tomatoes of size.  As I said,,I did it 2 weeks ago.  it ensures the crop will be healthy clean and ripe.  Downside,,my crop will be all over in 2 weeks...maybe a little longer......but I will have ripened and eaten them all.  Been eating for past  3 weeks or so already

agree with welshonion, bit early to be talking about methods of ripening tomatoes

Raised flower bed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:58

Have a look at the japanese painted ferns....classy beautiful silver grey foliage, red stems

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:01

For the best tasting tomatoes let them ripen on the vine for as long as poss.  Why would you lift the whole plant like that?  I assume he does this later in the year

My first success!

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:51

HDPete, welcome to the forum. 

when something like that...your passion flower looking so gets you excited to plant more and more.

passion flower very hardy down here...even some of the more tender varieties will survive. 

I know how you feel about your lawn pride and joy too 

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