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Diane76

Learning as I go. My garden is very exposed to the extreme coastal weather and strong winds. My garden is very much my escape.

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LyndaClack

😊❤❤🍅🍅

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anges

@Diane76 ❤🍅

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pelly

❤❤❤

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katgreen

Bless 😄❤

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Aww don’t you just love it when your veg show their love too....

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susanhumphrey333

How lovely ❤️

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Annettenoosa

Sweet little love heart 🍓🍓🍓

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ukjohnny

...happy valentine's Day 😃

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Diane76

A good steady crop now 👍 spot the 🍌skin 😄 05/08/18 #tumblingtomtomatoes

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charlotte

Looking great. My first tomato is just beginning to ripen. Slow process.

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Diane76

Have you got your 🍌skins out. @charlotte

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awomanonabike

I had my first Tumbling Tom today. It. Was. Amazing 🍅🍅🍅

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home12345

@Diane76 is there any companions in with it? Or just the Tom on it’s own?

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Diane76

Just the Tom on it's own with a couple of banana skins draped on the basket to encourage ripening @home12345

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Diane76

😊 glad you like them @awomanonabike

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charlotte

I keep giving them bananas but they refuse to even peel them 😂😂😂

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Diane76

🙈🙊 @charlotte 😆😄

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Diane76

@porto can you see the banana skins hanging?

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Diane76

19/07/18 first tomato almost ready.

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pelly

I've eaten three of mine already, they are yummy 🍅🍅🍅

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charlotte

Oh wow. Mine still very green

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Not enough to make soup but a good start..🍅👌🏼

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Diane76

😄 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom the way the weather seems to be bothering them I'll be lucky if I get more than a mug of soup.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

🤣I had some in a hanging basket but they needed water 4 times a day so I scrapped them...good luck 👍🏼

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Diane76

06/07/18 #gyo #tomatoes #tumblingtomtomatoes

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charlotte

Looking great

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Diane76

They are struggling and tend to seriously wilt with the sun middle of the day if I'm not about @charlotte luckily so far they've bounced back. 🤞

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Diane76

16/06/18 'Tumbling Toms' Now starting to tumble @charlotte 😊

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awomanonabike

Can’t wait for mine to do this (though it’s in a basket with a handle rather than on the wall) 🍅🍅🍅

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charlotte

They certainly are. And they have loads of flowers. ☺☺☺

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Diane76

They will ☺ @awomanonabike just give them time 👍

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Diane76

01/06/18 First flowers on my 'Tumbling Toms' 👍No torrential rain and thunder storms that were forecast so far.

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charlotte

Yay. They seem to be tumbling upwards 🤔

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Diane76

😄😂 they are starting to bend over. @charlotte You know the saying 'What goes🔼 up must come down!'🔽

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charlotte

😂😂😂

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Diane76

29/05/18 Tumbling Toms filling out the wall baskets.

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Muzz67

I love this Diane !😁

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Diane76

Thank you @Muzz67 ☺

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Diane76

13/05/18 Tumbling Toms #gyo

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Diane76

05 /05/18 Tumbling Toms now in their baskets. 2 plants in each so fingers crossed the 🐦 will leave the liners alone!

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Diane76

17/04/18 Tumbling Tom. A very soggy and windy day outside.

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charlotte

So much for the heatwave ☹☹☹. Tomatoes are looking good though

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awomanonabike

I’ve heard really good things about Tumbling Tom. Have you grown them before? 🍅🍅🍅 Wet and windy here too ☹️

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Diane76

Yes 2 years ago and I'm a massive fan of them 👍they are a good tasty crop @awomanonabike only didn't grow them last year as got the wrong seeds.

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awomanonabike

Someone said they were good in a hanging basket so might try that 🤔

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Diane76

08/04/18 #gyo Tumbling Toms

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hayleyaj

Looking good Diane 👍🏻

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charlotte

Wow. They look great

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Diane76

22/03/18

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Diane76

09/03/18 First of the tomatoes through 👍

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nancyanne

Nice....

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Diane76

04/03/18 Tumbling Toms sown. My favourite so fingers crossed for a good crop like last time 👍

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Diane76

26/10/17 Last of this year's crop picked today.

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charlotte

Wow. The Green ones may still ripen. Well done you.

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pelly

Wow, mine are long gone Diane. 👌👌👌

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moore.794

Green tomato relish. @Diane76

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JustJill

Yum! The relish sounds like a good idea.

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Diane76

Spot the bananas 😁 Too much fruit still but enjoy giving them away. 26/09/17

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katgreen

Your tomatoes look amazing, I have tried them in a hanging basket but not with much success, what's your secret 🤔

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Diane76

The sunniest spot in the afternoon and I also add miracle gro continuous plant food into the compost from the beginning aswell as using tomatorite 1 a week once they start flowering and then 2 a week for ripening. @katgreen

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pelly

I made lots of tomato sauce bases for the freezer and kept the family supplied, but pulled them up about a week ago Franca 🍅🍅🍅

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jpea

I like that routine @Diane76 I was a bit last this year but will try harder next season 🤔😊😊

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katgreen

@Diane76 thanks, will definitely try it that way next year 😊🖒

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Diane76

10/09/17 lots of fruit just need the sun. @charlotte

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charlotte

They look great. But as you say we need one more burst of warmth.

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embob

i have same but i think we are goosed here in edinburgh! its freezing!!!

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ThatsAndi

Don't you just love the smell of tomatoes when you brush against the leaves. Nothing else like it.

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sand28

Love it !!

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Diane76

28/08/17 Balconi cherry tomatoes adding a splash of colour. Just hope they hold as extremely high winds.

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Diane76

13/08/17 Lopped a lot more leaves off the tomatoes today.

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pelly

Did mine last week, they look a bit bare now 😊😊😊

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Diane76

It's hard to judge until the fruit starts forming and the sun shines to work out @pelly

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Diane76

09/08/17 2nd Balconi tomato ready. Looks like I'm on rations this year 😁

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charlotte

Look great to me

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Diane76

Awe thanks @charlotte could just do with more ripening instead of one at a time 🙄

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charlotte

I have the same problem.

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Diane76

05/08/17

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Diane76

28/07/17 thinned out some excess foliage to help with ripening.

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Diane76

🤗 yay ! Great feeling when you see Monty doing this on last night's episode 😄😀🖒(beat him to it !😉)

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Diane76

Balconi tomatoes now top heavy with fruit. 26/07/17

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Diane76

Spot the yellow tomato

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Diane76

@charlotte ☺

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03/07/17 Tomatoes rigged up to limit wind damage.

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charlotte

They are looking good

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Diane76

Thanks @charlotte slow start but now can't stop them ☺

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Diane76

Sweet Sensation has had another growth spurt. 30/06/17

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charlotte

Looking good

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25/06/17 First Balconi cherry tomatoes forming.

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pelly

Yay Diane. I found my first ones today too. 💚💚💚

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charlotte

Yay. Still waiting for mine. Just have flowers

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pelly

Saw you on AR last night Diane, they didn't cut you out. 👍👍👍

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Diane76

Thanks @pelly we sat watching and couldn't stop laughing at ourselves so had to rewind and watch it again 😁 had my hands behind my back trying not to fidget as it was about 45minutes in filming.

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pelly

Oh dear, that's seems to be a long time. I don't think I would like to see myself on TV though, 😀😀😀

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Diane76

18/06/17 Tomatoes Balconi Red/ Yellow #gyo

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18/06/17 Tomatoes Sweet Sensation #gyo

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Diane76

29/05/17 Tomatoes Balconi starting to fill out.

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29/05/17 Tomatoes Sweet Sensation having a growth spurt.

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19/05/17 Balconi cherry tomatoes

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Diane76

05/05/17 Balconi cherry tomatoes are out. It's a sheltered spot and they've been hardened off. They've stopped progessing in the house so taking a chance. Think I'll go back to Tumbling Tom next year as not impressed by these from T&M.

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Diane76

29/04/17

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charlotte

Wow. Looking great

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gjones

Look nice and healthy!

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Diane76

20/04/17

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26/03/17 The yellow seedlings are doing a lot better than the red.

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17/03/17 second set of leaves. Balconi Red and Balconi Yellow.

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Tulip

Looking healthy 😊

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charlotte

Yay. Looking good

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Diane76

03/03/17

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Diane76

These are the seedlings that I took to my mum's house. (The heating is on more) Mine at home are much slower.

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Diane76

10/02/17 Tomatoes on to the next stage 😊

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Diane76

Balconi reds & yellows for hanging baskets.

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10/02/17 These only took really quickly so guess what I'll be doing later! 🤔

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow they're early..🍅

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Diane76

17/09/16 still going strong and lots more flowers have appeared after pruning off the stems that had finished fruiting.

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Diane76

@shivydevon

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Diane76

Tumbling Toms survived the gales and still going strong.

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flof1952

@Diane76 ........they look great Diane :)

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pauline33

Oh that'll be handy just to pinch one as you pass 😋😋

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Christos

Stunning

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Diane76

@shivydevon

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Diane76

16/08/16 #tomatotuesday TumblingTom

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pauline33

Wow 😋😋👍

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plantaholic

WOW that's a crop and a half 👍🏻👍🏻🐝

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Diane76

I have another like this. Removed alot of spare foliage now so the sun can get to the fruit.

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Diane76

@awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Fabulous! Thank you. That’s just what I had in mind - outside the kitchen door 🍅😊🍅

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Diane76

If you chop off the finished dead leaves and stems it seemed to bring them on strong for more fruit @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Thanks for the tip Diane 👍😊

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08/07/16 Tomatoes ripening ☺

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22/06/16 TumblingTom have had a sudden growth spurt.

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@awomanonabike

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@cottagegardendave

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cottagegardendave

Wow, that’s certainly what I’m hoping for, think I’ll leave them like you say then, I’m sure they’ll bush out once they get settled in 😀.

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Diane76

@Sparks89

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04/06/16 First Tomato.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

👏🏼🍅and me 👒

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Diane76

02/06/16 Now coming on in leaps and bounds as had no rain for over a week.

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11/05/16 I have flowers opening!

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That's the Tomatoes out. (Windy day ) 04/04/16

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Diane76

Hurry up warm weather! These TumblingTom need to be outside.

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Diane76

Really should be outside now if it wasn't soo cold!

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Diane76

TumblingTom Tomatoes and Cucumbers (outdoor type )

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