Verdun


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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 good...it 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 too....my pride and joy too 

HELLO FORKERS!

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 

hydrangas

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

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 15:01

Ha ha Jo 

At least now I know the xmas calendar I want.......slugs monthly.  I think they are posing in s..lime green costumes 

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:24

Confess herbaceous I didn't speak to them.....  don't know my slugs.  I dont really want any of them here

 

Raised flower bed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:21

Hello Tiny

do you have any garden compost?  Any turf left over or planning to cut out some of your lawn?  This is great stuff for volume filling, stacked upside down.

can you get some too soil?

how big an area is this?

worthwhile getting the soil right though now......not a raised bed but a former smallish pond was converted into a border.  I used stacked turves, rotted garden compost, dried manure and garden soil from elsewhere.  The plants have been prolifiic.  They include some plants you might consider for your shade area like astilbes. Astrantias, cimicifugas, ferns, rudbeckias, and hackonechloa grass.  

Plague of giant slugs

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:11

Dove....THEY DO EAT PLANTS. ,SEEN THEM ON MY KNIPHOFIAS AND DAHLIAS RECENTLY. SUSPECTED A SLUG WHEN ONE DEVELOPING POKER WAS DECAPITATED. I GOT THOUGH.   IF ANYTHING OFFICIAL SAYS OTHERWISE THEN THEY ARE INCORRECT.

BBC -entertainment or education?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 12:45

Ironic that.....spelling educational edicational . Big fingers on little ipad ! 

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