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Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:03

Lovely and sunny outside but I'm back in an office (my own at least) trying to work out how to "correctly" answer those generic "why do you want to work for us" questions.


As you can tell its not going well!!

Mini greenhouse basics

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:07

L Bennett There are a few of us growing chillies for the first time and quite a few threads on the forum and one member sent me the following information:

  1.  Don't water them once they're established until they start to wilt. You need to treat them with a little neglect to get the best chillies.
  2. Don't feed them until they flower ( chilli focus is the best feed)
  3. They grow best in square pots (don't know why!)

Hope it helps!


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:56

Thanks Dove. I didn't realise you could plant in modules - that would have been ideal for the very wet winter we had (though it doesn't seem to have affected them too much despite their spending 2 - 3 weeks completely submerged!)

I shall try to resist planning this autumns clove of choice from the list just yet!


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:28

Dove - we've had a huge amount of fledgings recently - they seem to be completely ignorant of our coming and goings and they bounce around the pond practicing their crash landings.

Our garden now with railway sleepers, really pleased

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:27

That really looks good! I love it!


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 11:27

Can someone tell me what the difference between soft and hard neck is? I planted Marco last year which I think is soft neck?

I've hung mine underneath the wisteria to give them some protection from the sun while they dry. Hopefully they don't get sun burnt there!

Speakers for the club

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:35

It might be worth you contacting the local Alpine Garden Society group too. My partners grandparents are members and both give speeches but regularly go to talks. They might be able to suggest a few Speakers for you.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 09:33

Can't have coffee Dove alas Not really meant to have tea either. Hot Ribena all the way here like a proper growed up!

Another quiet day in the office so am quietly plotting away. This could go so badly wrong!!


Talkback: How to harvest garlic

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:48


Lifted my floppy ones last night now they're hanging in the garden to dry. Not sure if they were ready or not but as long as they're edible! 


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:37

Morning all. Fell asleep rather early last night - still not sure I'm awake now.

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