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Because they haven't been fertilized. Make sure the ventilation is good so the insects can get at them, although they are usually self-fertile, sometimes they need a hand.
You're OK, it will ripen eventually.
There is a very closely related plant the tomatillo which produces fruit for salsas. This will never ripen to orange, suitable for dessert. Tony Williams doesn't say exactly which variety he's growing.
Yes, but it isn't a mint. Mint is Mentha ...
The flowers drop off if they are not fertilized. Ensure you don't use anything in the garden to harm the bees, and they will do the buzziness.
What Primulas are they, because it is a normal flowering time for some varieties?
There is no need to cut back the leaves.
Smokin Donkey, I know it is only a small point, but tapeworm is not a bacterium. Trouble is if you write such a simple thing wrongly it casts doubt on the other things you write, and you obviously take great trouble to write long posts.
Have you deleted all your history from your computer, sometime you can get bogged down by all the old stuff hanging around? Do it regularly.
Please, please, please, NO moving emoticons, Worse than spam, I can ignore that!
James, is it really appropriate to talk of 'my silly wife' on a forum? Maybe she mutters about her 'silly husband' under her breath!
I opt not to get an email; why would I want one, I get enough emails already?