Following an attack of cellulitis around my ankle, I developed a painful leg ulcer that was slow to respond to conventional treatment. Then I read the article on your site about Aloe Vera, and promptly ordered a large plant, which arrived quickly in excellent condition. No, it was not an overnight cure, but perseverance over a number of weeks resulted in a completely healed ulcer, just as promised. To guard against reinfection, I rub a little juice on the vulnerable area each night. Also, I suffer from contact dermatitis, and find the juice is excellent for taking the itch out of a rash, and promoting healing. My heartfelt thanks for the information, and for the super plant which, potted on into a large container and standing by my kitchen patio door, grows bigger every day. I will be recommending Aloe Vera to all my family and friends - definitely a 'must have' plant.
Jill Lawson, Romford, Essex
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One of the very best dwarf bush tomatoes for growth habit and being able to cope with shorter day length this is perfect for all year round growing.
Originally raised by W.A. Burpee in America and sold as 'Pixie' we have de-hybridised and stabilised this variety and so now call it 'Shirley's Pixie'.
For conventional Summer production this bush plant will grow to around 3 - 4 feet (90 - 120 cm) tall and produce a heavy crop of fruits just a bit larger than a golf ball.
A mid Summer planting will produce Autumn crops of golf ball sized fruit on a bush plant around 2 - 3 feet (60 - 90 cm) tall.
But the real boon of this variety comes with plants started in September / October time (either from seed or cuttings) - as these will produce nice compact plants around 12" - 18" (30 - 45 cm) tall that will happily grow in a 3 litre pot on your windowsill and produce a crop of tomatoes that we would describe as 'oversized cherry tomatoes'.
Fruit should be picked like any tomato when fully ripe for the flavour of tomatoes of the 1920-1930's, so many of which have now been lost from cultivation.
Children love a story about the pixies that live under these plants and that's how it got it's name - never seen one but not to say it's not true!
A Little Information About Our Vegetable Plants (Video)
Information on the vegetable plants that Victoriana grow and how we make sure they are always hardened off before dispatch.
How To Grow Tomatoes - Part 1 (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on the basics of caring for tomatoes in the first few months.
How To Grow Tomatoes - Part 2 (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on the basics of caring for tomatoes as the season progresses.
How To Save Tomato Seed (Video)
An instructional video by Stephen on how to harvest and save tomato seed.