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Wind Damaged Hedge

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 16:03
Your hedge seems to be mainly ivy. You can cut as much as you want from it, then it will grow up again. In fact it will do it more good than harm.

Pruning tomato vines

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 23:53
Correction: Do not remove functional leaves from tomato plants, only leaves that are dying off. Tomatoes do not need sunlight directly on them to ripen the fruit.

Do remove all side shoots of indeterminate plants but not bush varieties.

Runner beans

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:47
We have had the most wonderful summer. It even feels like we have had less rain than usual. Is that possible? Or is old age having more of an affect than I realise?

Whats happening?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:44
While you are getting wills done make sure you get Power of Attorneys in place too.

Building a potting shed or logcabin for half the price.

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:40
Did you have to get Planning Permission?

Runner beans

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:32
Are you sure you are picking them when they are young? Do not on any account leave them until they are as big as the ones in the shops/supermarket. They are far too old.

Any that have been left for two weeks should be consigned to the compost heap. They will definitely be stringy.

I never water mine.

Ripening tomatoes and chillies

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 21:23
It's only mid August, plenty of time for them to ripen on the plants. Only pick them when you are certain sure they won't ripen on the plants. Mid-September perhaps.

Compost/Manure

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 01:32
I would put it in the compost heap so the weather can get at it. If it is very dry it may not have rotted sufficiently and it will burn any plants which come into contact with it.

lawns

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:56
Do read the posts above. There is no need to buy any seeds unless you have removed the top layer of soil and you have areas of bare earth.

tomato plants in containers all going pale

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 00:04
Most fruiting plants fruit well if they think they are going to (not to put it delicately) die.

If they are over-fed they produce lots and lots of leaves but few fruit. The trick is to find the happy medium.

Saying that, your plants do sound hungry!

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