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Chillies problem

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 17:27

I have three chilli plants in my greenhouse together with peppers and other plants which are all doing well. The upper leaves of the chillies are curling and some dropping off. They have flowers but some don't look too good. I've grown chillies indoors before but this is the first time n the greenhouse. Any ideas why the leaves are curling ?? They haven't been allowed to dry out, but equally I've been trying not to overwater - difficult at the moment as one moment it's hot in there and the next it's cooling down. Tomatoes, cucumbers, etc all doing fine.

Courgette Help

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 17:23

I've two courgette plants in pots in the greenhouse (unheated). I must have had around 16 courgettes off each plant so far and they are still producing more flowers. I water them every day and feed once a week. I am so pleased that the other three plants died that I put outside months


Posted: 30/06/2012 at 17:14

Thank you - all planted !!


Posted: 30/06/2012 at 13:10

Any tips please as I haven't grown leeks before. I bought 20 leeks plants on the market this morning - on a whim I have an empty space in a raised bed where my dwarf beans didn't grow/got eaten (again !). How far apart do I plant them etc ?? The bed already has well-rotted horse manure in it.


Shrub suggestions

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 19:30

Bit of a disappointment Garden centre recommended by neighbours, but the stock of shrubs was abysmal and they all needed a good water Had driven 30 miles to get there Went back to our small, local garden centre for lunch and managed to see a Photinia. Definitely consdering this together with a Rhododenron Luteum and a Viburnum Opulus Roseum (which we had here but lost during building work).

Does anyone know the best time of year to plant these ???


Shrub suggestions

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 09:04

Thank you for that suggestion ! We are going to a large garden centre this morning to have a look at some shrubs so I will make sure we look at this Photinia !!

Shrub suggestions

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 21:41

I need a couple of large, attractive shrubs to plant in our lawn. The spot will mostly be in full sun, maximum eventual size about 8' x 8'. Good well drained soil. Would like something that either has a long flowering period or attractive foliage. Country garden. Any suggestions ??

Cucumber stem rot ?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 19:45

Thank you for that - I'll perform the deed in the morning Must be the cold weather The rest of the plant look very healthy so I hope that it will survive.

Cucumber stem rot ?

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 12:56

One of my cucumber plants has rot - I think. The plant is about 5 foot high (in the greenhouse) and has been priducing fruit for several weeks now. I noticed yesterday that where one of the leaves meets the main stem, the stem is rotting and white - this is about 3 feet from the ground. The area affected is about an inch in length. I have removed the leaf. Is there anything else I can do ? Cut off the top of the plant ?  Leave it ? Will the other plants get affected too. Although yesterday was lovely and warm in there, today it is only 14c

Strawberries in hanging baskets

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 17:42

The strawberries are in the greenhouse at the moment I'm just not sure that I would remember to go and water them occasionally in the winter, so might put them outside somewhere. Of course, if I try to keep my lettuce going in the winter I would have to go into the greenhouse anyway

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