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Peppers/chillies or lack of

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 07:53
Novice my Jalape??os are full of chillies now - of the selection I'm growing they are the ones that flowered first and I'm sure have been for several weeks now. In comparison my purple riots are only just starting to flower.

You haven't been feeding them or looking after them too well have you?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 07:48
Morning all! Just weighed myself - eep! I thought not being near my works chocolate barrel would have helped matters but apparently that was keeping the fat from clinging I'm turning into the barrel!

Heatwave going on til August!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:49
Mother just called and insisted I turned the television on to watch the shopping channel give "practical demonstrations" on some.... well to be honest I turned it on and got bored so quickly I'm not sure what it was. Some wedding cake tat.

Think its a little early to be choosing cake decorations, we haven't even chosen the year yet!

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 14:44
That idea makes me regret not liberating all the random teas you find of a hotel room Stacey!
Mine went for PG Tips and I have to say I really seemed to struggle with germination (unlike OL who seemed to have an entire forest of chillis!) Next year I'm going for Yorkshire tea!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 14:43
*giggles*

Really sorry to hear you're not feeling too well Stacey - but as the doctor kindly told me "you're body will be doing a fine job of ridding itself of anything that doesn't bode well. Just keep drinking and if things get really bad take a book in there".

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:02
Considering they were only open for 2 hours by your reckoning Dove? I think they'll have more to blame than just you

My Garden - Past, Present and Future

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:53
Go with what you're doing OL - seems to be working really well so far!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:28
OL you get that rump back on the chair and that foot back resting! The house isn't going to fall to bits because you haven't cleaned today - trust me I haven't seen my polishing cloth since Friday. You need to rest else it'll just prolong the suffering.

Wait til the boys get back and tell them that they need to help where they can else you'll be too broken to go on your holiday and they'll be sent up here with KEF & I like evil aunts with Dove ensuring they're up extra early.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:26
I get the urge to peel their faces off OL, I'm quietly convinced a sharp kitchen knife ought do it. I've had to leave my shopping before now as a supermarket thought it'd be fun to have their check out ladies dress as clowns for some charity event. I've never felt rage like it!

How to get what you want out of a landscape designer?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:23
As a draughtsman who could produce some cracking drawings of your garden (or a 400 ton heat exchanger) but is still learning what a weed is, I have to say that it really depends on your designer. I've spoken to two really good garden designers who knew their stuff. If you said you needed a private area here they'd suggest plants and architecture to ensure year round cover. The thing is they knew their plants and that made all the difference (I don't know where you are based else I'd recommend them) to my musing when laying out the garden as I could start to imagine more than just the structural elements.

I would do as Dove says and come up with what you want - all year round from the garden - and present a scrap book to a designer (maybe even a different one). Take your tim, loose hours on the likes of Pintrest, and don't be afraid to change your mind if you see something that's better suited for you. If your designer isn't flexible they need changing.

Good luck!

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