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Is this chilli too light green?

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:41

I saw some banana chilli plants at the GC today - I managed to resist them - but they're calling me .................. 

HELP!! Idendification Pleeeeeeze....

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:40

Definitely agree with Hostafan - it's an ash - I should know - I've got a garden surrounded by them 

plant identification

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:38

Hi Gilly Gilly 

Can you post some photos of your plants please?  To post a picture on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  I'm sorry but it doesn't work for phones - yet.  

If you have a problem let us know 

Is this chilli too light green?

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:32

Banana chillis are pale yellowy-green - they're quite mild.


Plant ID please

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:27


A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:19

If I spoke to it nicely and asked it to grow outwards rather than across the path???

 I could explain about the danger of getting its toes run over by the wheelie bin 

Is this chilli too light green?

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:00

Chillies come in all different shapes, sizes and colours.  Do you know the variety you're growing?

Potato flowers

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:33

And that's where your 'seed potatoes' come from - potato seeds are sown in soil which has not grown potatoes before; this is to avoid the potato plants contracting a virus.  

They grow into potato plants which grow the potatoes which you buy from the garden centre to plant in your gardens.

Make Sense????

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:21

Both look healthy - I'd leave them - you could encourage one to go one way and one the other, but the roots will be even more entwined that the top - I think you'd probably lose both of them and that would be such a shame.  

In wild hedgerows the wild clematis vitalba (Old Man's Beard) grows entwined with the woodbine or native honeysuckle and looks amazing.  

If your alpina is anything like some of mine, it has lovely seed heads reminiscent of the Old Man's Beard, it will look lovely with the honeysuckle 

Can someone kindly ID this for me please

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:12

And for making Comphrey tea (fertilizer) 

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