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Lemon balm and bachelors button advice please

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:49

We had lemon balm in the garden on the farm when I was a child - after it had flowered and before it set seed Ma would cut it hard back to just a very few inches tall.  That would prevent it seeding everywhere.  Instead it would soon grow more foliage and look lush and attractive again.

Don't forget, a handful of lemon balm leaves steeped in boiling water makes a lovely relaxing drink, especially before bedtime.  Sweeten with honey if liked.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:38

Relax - it blooms on new growth

Unknown plant

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:34

Growing leaves

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:22



Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:04

Some of mine are the same, particularly the earliest blooms, I suspect it's due to a combination of cool weather and strong winds affecting the bees but now there are some pods the size of my finger and I'll be picking the first lot this week.

Have patience

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:00

The someone needs to Tweet about this thread -

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Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:54

This site says that the adult woodpeckers in the US do regurgitate food for the youngsters - presumably European woodpeckers are similar.

Chilli plant is looking rather ill

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:45

If the temperature is going that high then you are going to have to have the door open during the day, whether you're at home or not. 

The chilli doesn't care whether you're at home - it just needs suitable growing conditions.

When do potatoes flower?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:43

I stop earthing up after the last frost.

Chilli plant is looking rather ill

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:39

50C is way too hot, even for a chilli - no wonder it's feeling a little poorly - and temps that high will cut the yield down too.

I would try to keep the temperature around 30C. You'll need to organise some shading and ventilation.

What are your minimum night-time temperatures in the greenhouse now?

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