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Tomato growing tips

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 21:12

I had late blight in the GH this year, it didn't seem to effect the crop though as I took off the leaves affected as soon as they appeared and most of the plants has well developed fruit on them before blight attacked them. I'm going to change th soil in the GH bed before planting again next year..

Don't know whether it was coincidence but the plants in the bed seemed to be affected first and then the blight spread to neighbouring plants in pots on the ground. The one's on the bench seemed less affected, they were cherry varieties - xmas grape and floridity .  

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 20:53

Dry and bright this morning, rain in the afternoon. Looking forward to the weekend when I can see the garden again.

Tomato Seeds

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 16:58

Thank you Geoff, Checked out the site and the prices are really reasonable especially for pepper plants shall have a better look later..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 16:42

It's been cold but dry and bright here in the NW.

What's for tea?

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 23:45

I fancied pizza all week...but resisted temptation... you really can't make them better than a take-away....my home toppings are good but I can't make a base I now buy a thin crispy pizza with little topping then add my own     

Tuna bake and salad for tea.

Does anyone know when Comet are actually closing, I'd like an Amerian fridge freezer but they're a tab bit expensive, me thinks this could be an opportunity to get one half price currently stuff is only 10% off at the store near us though.  

 

 

Ornamental grasses

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 23:17

Pineapplesage is Monty's plant of the week, in his regular rag feature. Monty refers to it as a risky plant as it isn't very hardy and can be blacken by frost. It's best grown under protection and coming from Central America needs summer heat in July and August to produce flowers. Here in the NW,  July and August were a wash out with very little sun.

Sounds like your's is planted out in the garden, has it not suffered from the poor weather we've had this year and how are you over wintering it... 

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 22:12

gardeninggenes. My plant has more fingers on it's leaves - at least nine. The flower heads are the same though, it's started to produce flower heads which usually bloom end of November, beginning of December. It's hardy and doesn't need fleecing.   

I thought it was a Fatsia Japonica but don't they flower in October and are only half hardy, not liking temps below 0, here in the NW this plant has gone through several Winters when we've had snow. I just knock the snow off the leaves and it comes up smiling in the spring. It does well in full sun too. It does get yellowing leaves usually in the spring when producing new leaves but there are some now when it's flowering.    

Water butts

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 23:21

I have an old bin which collects water, like Bjay, the lid is inverted and it's surprising how quickly it fills up with rain water.

Now that we have the huge recycle bins you might try asking friends and family if they still have their old bins, I acquired three that way.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 20:28

Nice day here in NW. Bright and sunny, some rain in the afternoon.

wisest use of space

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 18:00

Depends on the width of the bed and the amount of sun it gets.

 I'm not very good with compass points and where the sun is in relation to east and west etc..  I get sun all day, apart from shade which is man made by my neighbours 8ft high fence and wall, so have not needed to get my head around South East facing walls, If you say what time you get sun in summer and for how long I'd be better able to advise .

The wall should not be an issue providing you get alot of sun and double dig in manure at the start and then give the soil a dressing each year to provide a feed for the plants you plan to plant. I put in a 6ft high trellis a ft in front of the nieghbours wall/fence after removing two conifers which were as tall as the house, it's a flower bed now with climbers. 

I don't see any reason why you can't grow cordons and plant veg in front.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Little gems...

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Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

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Sweet corn problems...

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Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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