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  1. daisybelle

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    I have soooo many candidates for this thread, but let’s just start with 2.
    1. Tomato
    Bought in April as a small plant. Accidentally left in the conservatory on that random red hot day we had in April. Looked a bit worse for wear, but seemed to rally ok. We nipped out the start of a couple of early trusses when it was still short. Potted into a big pot and into the greenhouse after the last frost. Watered daily and fed once a week since the first truss appeared. I have my back to the south taking the pic, the greenhouse louvre is always open, it’s vented and we’ve had the door half open during the day since it’s been hot.
    Looks generally sickly
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    and, I think they’re called cork layers (?), are developing behind each flower as it develops, so they fall off. Though, in checking for one to photograph, some seem to have ‘healed’ and are hanging in there.
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    2. Morning glory. Grown from seed started off on south facing windowsill. Hardened off and then planted directly into the ground. Clay soil but fairly dry in this area. Was ‘lawn’ till late this winter when I lifted the turf and made this bed. South facing, so plenty of sun. Dug a big hole filled with fresh compost, b,f&b and slow release fert. Watered regularly and fed once when it started to look ropey with comfrey tea. The rest of it’s perked up a bit, but this whole shoot is just white
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    Tia for any help
     
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      martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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      Hi daisy when you water do you spray the leaves i used to this and have similar issues,

      The tom looks like its been too hot you really need some screening over the greenhouse in this weather try and move it away from the glass if possble, luckily i have nothing in mine but its hitting well over 100 daily.
       
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        Flowers falling off can be due to lack of fertilisation.
        Morning Glory could have been overfed; mine got stuck in the ground watered well and then watered well once a week and they are flowering well.
        Where abouts in the country are you? As when I was in Essex I had to shade the greenhouse, but here in Devon not really necessary most years.
         
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        Thanks, no water on the leaves, just directly onto the soil. It’s looked ropey since before it got hot
         
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          Thanks, I dilute the tom feed as per the bottle and drench it once a week, should that be enough?
          I’m in Notts
           
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          Just wondering.... should you not spray water on the leaves of morning glories?

          Also @daisybelle , I'm a new Gardner and morning glories have been one of the first things I've grown. They seem to be growing fine and rapidly but they seem to wilt when the afternoon sun is on them and then come back to life again, I was just wondering if yours do that?
           
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          I grew them last year but left them in a pot in a shadier spot and they did ok, not spectacular. These don’t wilt, they just were really slow to get going and white.
           
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          Just noticed while I was watering that the flowers on the potatoes are doing the same as the tomatoes. Obviously I don’t need the potato flowers, but hope it’s not something wrong with them too
           
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          I'm in Sheffield so your weather will be same as mine its been far too hot not to have some shading in my opinion my thermometer has been maxing out daily and ive put bamboo in front of mine so it only get late afternoon sun when its cooling down first picture my back is facing south.
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          Hmmm, shall look into shading then, thanks
           
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          Just checking out your work in progress, your house looks a lot like mine. Plenty of cahncil concrete in the garden was there?
           
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            Yes lots of it but not as much you would find under new builds, i bought it with the intention of selling it on but we really like it here so i am going to town on it.
             
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            Yeah, I find a brick most times I dig a hole :rolleyespink:
            Yours is looking fab! I’m gonna try and find the time to do a similar thread, it’d be lovely to see progress pics all together :blue thumb:
             
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            So, regarding this shading, I’ve rigged this up today, but not sure if I’ve done too much?
            I’ve used that non-woven weed membrane, just 1 layer thick.
            Over half the roof the side with the opening window, almost the whole roof the other side, the most south facing side and some of the back.
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            Inside are the poorly tomato, 2 femspot cucumbers, a chilli and some ‘just add cream’ strawberries. The cucumbers have been shrivelling up after a flying start, we thought it was drafts as we’d been opening the door, but perhaps it was too hot for them too?
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            I put it on about 2 o’clock so I could gauge where the sun was coming in hottest, but now it looks a bit dark :rolleyespink:
            South is the back corner with the downpipe :)
             
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              Put a thermometer in today about 5 and it was still 33C :oopss: RHS say aim for 27C max with minimal shading so as not to cut out light. That was with door, louvre and vent open!
               
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