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Talkback: Signs of autumn

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 23:42

Hi Fishy65  ,

Yes they do it's odd  by their name I thought they would have a bit more colour.unless it's   natures way of making them not so noticeable to predator s.

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Posted: 02/09/2014 at 23:34

I am sorry Mike Allen ,

I cannot understand what your answer has to do with Runnybeaks question.

But this is my question to YOU .

I. Have read your views to this thread but I must be missing the point.I cannot at all understand what you are getting at can you explain further but in layman's terms.please .

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Posted: 02/09/2014 at 23:17

Welcome aboard  Freewillow 

Joining this forum as you will find out , comes with a health warning though,  if your not crackers yet you will be


 in the most nicest sort of way.....   I mean 

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Posted: 02/09/2014 at 22:46

A hot thread ................... let me think a moment.            Got it !!!


The senior moments thread was definitely hot         ........ and cool.

It got me a delish white chocolate cheesecake recipe from bekk`s   mum

Not much left now         .

Shrub for a shady corner

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:58

Snowy , any silver grey shrub would help ,there is one with yellow daisy type flowers which I have just planted and looks good ,  also spring the white hellebour s would look good and last for ages if you wanted any underplanting


Hi Verdun,I have pinched the idea from you of the bright yellow Phormium and the white hydrangea for my  shady corner and will underplant with hostas.

Thank you so much


Talkback: Signs of autumn

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:34
Don't know if this is a sign of autumn but today we had a humming bird moth on the butterfly bush. it's wings were going nonstop was very interesting, it seemed oblivious to me being close up trying to take a photo. It's long tongue was in and out ,going from one tiny flower on to the next.took a photo but it came out blurred .I will try next on a different setting next time.

bannana plant

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:14

My mums banana plant 5 years old  has started producing offsets from the side of the thick stem.does anyone know if they can be removed and potted on .if so  how is it done please ? Has anyone tried this?

I would have thought slicing off ,trying to get a bit of the stem too.a bit like an heal cutting and keeping with a poly bag over the top until New growth starts.

Tree problem

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:38

Sorry don't know what the tree is but the pods look interesting.maybe you can cut away the dead bits and it will survive if you should want to keep it.


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:44

Make sure you are giving them enough water.

I am growing a heirloom variety this year .the plants have strong thick main stem.the plants themselves are a lot tougher than the cherry ones and yellow sunriseI grow too the heirloom ones are thicker skins  And seem to need more water than the others altogether .I have put it down to the variety as welshonion says.


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:35

Even though it's a bit late for growing peppers this is what I would try: repot in a 6 inch pot in a good potting compost.there will be sufficient food and nutrients in the compost so don't feed any more  as yet.put the plant in a light sunny position. It willl  help  if you can stand it outside for pollinating insects.your flowers probably fell off because they were not pollinated .water it a little daily until it gets bigger then increase the water.

Don't let it get dry ,this will encourage red spider mite.I give mine a daily misting over with a sprayer.your cheep  B m bargain store sells little sprayers for 45p.

When the flowers start to form spray into them ,like you do with the tomato flowers .it sets the fruits.  Wait until you see the centre forming into fruits.

Now is the time to feed with a tomato food. As the plant grows you may need to repot to the next size.

Some gardeners nip off the top leaves of the main stem to help it Bush out.

You may need to use sticks for supporting.

NEXT YEAR START IN FEBRUARY!  As artjak does. Or buy as small plants 99p I think from B&Q 

I myself cheat and buy jumbo plant plugs from jersy to pot on , 

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