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Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:15

It could be anything from slugs to deer - can you post us some pictures of the damage please, and tell us a bit more about your garden and the plants you're growing 


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:14

It'll probably bush out from lower down and you'll get a lovely bush plant now - it seems the apprentice gardener is learning about pruning 

Invisible something eating my roses

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:12


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:09

I have ambitions Italophile



Posted: 08/08/2013 at 09:07

As long as greenhouse is warm the toms will ripen, they don't need lots of direct sun - could do more harm than good - you'll have to do the greenhouse shading thing 

Some varieties take longer to ripen than others - mine are heirloom varieties with different ripening times - anyway, we like green tomato chutney 


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 07:57

It's a bit erratic, but it's free 


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 07:56

And parsnips need a good frost on them to develop that lovely sweet flavour - it helps turn the starches into sugars. 


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 07:52

Nasturtiums grown near brocolli will attract the Cabbage Whites to lay their eggs on them rather than the brassicas. 


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 07:42

I have three Apache chilli plants in pots outside - they're covered with chillies - every flower is setting  - the pots are next to the raised bed with courgettes in and the insects are fossicking every hour of daylight.  They've not been watered since the weekend (although we have had a bit of rain) and they've had one small dose of tomato feed - I ignore them most of the time other than to look in amazement and wonder at the growing crop - I've not grown chillies before as my OH has only just discovered that he quite likes a little heat in his food.  

I shall be needing ideas for coping with a surfeit of chillies very soon!

So, I think that, as Italophile says, you're probably being much too nice to your chillies and they feel no need to reproduce themselves


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 07:35

Good morning Chicky and everyone  

My toms are still green Chicky - but then they're outside on the terrace not in a greenhouse - think a few of them are sort of changing their shade of green, but definitely not red yet.

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