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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 


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 15:45

Taking ages this Windows 10.  Nothing happening at all on this ipad ...?

Raised flower bed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 15:15

Exciting though Tiny 


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 15:12

Jack, those hydrangeas that dont do well, are they in pots?  If so they need a decent soil in those pots not the multi purpose compost usually bought.  These composts simply do not have enough oomph in them to conserve the water you give them...probably goes straight through leaving roots fairly dry.

what I am suggesting is using a different form of compost in those pots....a john innes type.  Ask at the garden centre for it.

no, dont feed beyond the summer months at all.  Its probably just the compost you need to change

hydrangeas will always do best in the ground

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