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Posted: 14/08/2014 at 08:11

I've just been reading the local press - lots of excitement about James Desaolu's  fantastic 100m gold medal ant the European Championships last night - his parents live in Norwich  

chillie id?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:55

I don't know that one, but I have some Banana chillies, which are turning a warm yellowish orange - looks like yours are too.  I would think that orange is the ripe colour.  Try one and see 

Cyclamen which way up

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:49

Enjoy your cyclamen - when we moved here 3 years ago this week and started to explore the jungle of ivy and russian vine, I was thrilled to find a few little white cyclamen peeping out - over the weeks more and more appeared - I'd always wanted a garden with white cyclamen in it   When the builders dug out the bank to shore it up with sleepers they carefully removed all the huge old cyclamen corms and kept them safe in a dark damp corner and we successfully replanted them.  

As everything's been ahead of time this year, we've got a garden full of little white cyclamen at the moment - absolutely gorgeous 


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:45

Sorry Fg, I want to hang on to it - can't you push your garden down here?  It's downhill all the way 

Cyclamen which way up

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:35

If they're hederifolium it's the other way around - the underside of the corm is smooth and convex, the roots come from the top surface.

We've got lots which we're always having to move around and it used to confuse me until I found this site 


I think Coum are the same but Nut can confirm this I'm sure. 


Addendum:  I've done a bit of Googling which confirms that all cyclamen should be planted with the rough side upwards - the smooth slightly convex side is the bottom. 


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:28

Verdun, we need it here - but the friend who's coming to stay has connections in the Channel Islands - shall I ask her to send some of their weather to you?  If all the weather just moved up a couple of notches ...?


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:23

Morning OL   Have a good day 

Meteor showers

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 07:13

Thanks Bob 

Do you watch out for the Space Station passing over - we've watched it quite a few times now - brilliant 


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 06:57

Good morning all 

Sunshine, blue skies and white fluffies here again this morning - we are having a lovely summer, even if we have rain sometimes.  Temp in the garden got up to 25C yesterday and only dropped to 12.2C overnight - no wonder my tomatoes are happy 

I have a day of cooking and getting ready for friend's arrival tomorrow ... I will need regular mugs of coffee ....

And if anyone's irritating you on the forum, just ignore it - much the best way - onwards and upwards 

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 20:55

Runnybeak - this is an old thread from last year that I  bumped up because someone was asking about varieties that had done well.  Check the dates on the posts 

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