This probably illustrates my haphazard approach to tomato cultivation. Plants bought from the local shop at 50p a throw. Planted in a trough, then transplanted into this 'border' - I dug in some home-made compost. Then I cleared off for three weeks or so, and tried the 'two chances' method. After strong winds, I staked them and tied them up. I eventually chopped off some leaves and pinched off unwanted flowers. Now, I'm watching the weather forecast for early frosts!
I keep chucking banana skins under the plants, hoping they will work their ripening magic - all to do with ethylene gas, I think.
The hydrangea, in a large pot, has recently been allowed more light - I've chopped down the purple clematis as it's finished flowering.