BobTheGardener


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late chilli plants

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 13:25

Agree with Pete about growing them in pots.  In the UK, it is rarely warm enough for long enough for the plants to crop outside.  Pots also warm up faster and are easy to move to somewhere warmer when necessary.  I grow mine in a cold greenhouse and in an unheated conservatory often putting them outside in sunny weather.  I overwintered several plants (both chillies and sweet peppers) in the conservatory last year and they are far ahead of my seed-sown ones which are only just starting to ripen;  I've been eating the overwintered ones for a couple of months.  We did have an extremely mild winter though which helped the overwintering.  In other years I've lost half or more of them in the conservatory.


These were sown in Feb (pic taken end of July):



These were overwintered (pic taken same time as above):



Both in the conservatory.

Strawberry Runners

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 11:48

PS, if the potted runners send out their own runners, pinch those out as soon as you see them.

Ornamental Tree

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 11:46

Yes, cut just above an upward and outward facing bud Pelo.  Side branches will also form from shoots which will appear at some of the leaf joints further back from the cut.

Strawberry Runners

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 11:41

Yes, remove the ones you don't want to pot as runners take energy from the mother plant which is now building itself up for next year's crop.

Strawberry Runners

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 11:29

Do the latter Char and let them root into pots near the mother plant.  Once they have rooted well you can sever the runner.  If you sever them now and pot them, they often die because there isn't enough root to support them.

Last edited: 18 September 2016 11:31:30

Ornamental Tree

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 11:15

All prunus should be pruned in summer Pelo.  They are susceptible to silver leaf disease if you prune them now or in the winter.  Silver leaf disease is a fungus and will kill the tree, usually over several years.  Next summer you can take the long branches back by a third to half which will promote side shoots which will help fill the canopy out for you.

Non fruiting fig

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 18:47

Good talking to I reckon, ob.  Anything else likely to just produce more green growth, especially feeding and watering it too much.  Like getting tasty tomatoes, controlled neglect is best.

Last edited: 17 September 2016 18:47:46

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 18:38

Just put an apple and raspberry crumble in the oven.


OH doesn't like the seeds in raspberries so had to precook and push them through a sieve first, quadrupling the effort needed to prepare it.  Some people!.. 

Raspberry rust - is this the end?

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 16:45

You're welcome PurpleShed.  Clear up any fallen leaves too and put a couple of inches of compost or well rotted manure over the area as a mulch which will both feed them for next year and cover any spores which might already have fallen.

Last edited: 17 September 2016 16:46:10

Boxus lines on leaves

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 16:02

Possibly boxwood spidermite, eurytetranychus buxi:


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=851


(scroll down to Box red spider mite)


 

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