The tomatoes are now in their final home and are feeling a little strung up.
I always put in the climbing strings as soon as I've planted the small plants and I always knot the tops the same way - a round turn and two half hitches bringing up the loose end to form a slip knot. That way I can adjust the strings as the plant grows.
I just knot loosely at the bottom to allow for growth.
I've planted Orkado, Shirley and tasty Blackpool (our own saving of a particularly tasty tomato that we don't really know the name of).
My pruning of the grape vine did not result in the demise of the vine as shoots are starting from every bud. I hope there will be grapes from every shoot. This is the new runner.
And this is the main stem.
While visiting the nursery where we purchased our vine many years ago we bought a new plant called Cannon Hall which originated here. It is another Muscat grape with supposedly a delicious flavour. It will probably be next year when we plant it as it is only small now.
It was gloriously warm when I planted and strung. Now it's tippling down and the wind is howling.
PS Thank you for all your comments yesterday. I think it is some kind of pyjama or stocking case. It's about 22 inches wide at the base. I can now report back my findings to the CS manager. :)