Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Tall Tom

Quick update. Tom is now 45 inches tall and has 18 flowers in groups of 6, with another 6 beginning to grow. I have been advised to nip bits off, but think I need a friend to do this, as I am too soft hearted to commit such butchery to my plant. (Also, I haven't got a clue what I'm doing)

Friday, 15 June 2007

I'm really sorry to say, to tell you all, of a series of unhappy times for my tomato; Bethnal Green.
Despite possibly being more at home in a green house; I think Bethnal Green got overheated, dried out and sun burnt in the hot weather a few weeks ago, whilst sitting on his windowsill. He developed a flurry of yellow patches on many of his leaves on his left side. Then, again falling, quite literally, prey to the elements, he was blown off his window sill when the wind changed direction; turning to the West. His main stem was snapped at at middle, and it proved too much, and he quickly turned brown.

Friday, 8 June 2007

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Monday, 4 June 2007

Tom's huge!

Update on Tom. He is still living indoors, but too big for the windowsill, he now sits by the patio door, looking out. I know it seems cruel, but his recent visit outside resulted in about 100 blackfly!! I was told to spray him....shock horror!!!!! He is organic, I replied and I brought him in and removed all 100 blackfly by hand. He is now 29" tall, with a few tiny yellow flowers. You may just spot his flowers on the first photo. The other photo he was contemplating peddling off into the sunset on the bike on the patio....until he realised he couldn't quite reach the pedals. (Apologies that this picture is on it's side, it is a miracle I managed to add a photo atall, as for how to get it the right way up, it is a complete mystery to me!)