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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?

Chilli plant is looking rather ill

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:18

Tanya, I'm confused by your temperatures  

40-50C is very hot indeed!!!

1.5C is very cold

Chilli plant is looking rather ill

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:16

What about if it's a couple of years old KEF? 

Here's a pic I found

 This site certainly thinks it's very hot indeed!!!!!!

Unknown plant

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:09

It's more commonly known in the UK as Mandevilla

A lovely climber - tender and best grown in a shaded conservatory

Chilli plant is looking rather ill

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 18:04

Well, it's a fiery one that's for sure

From what I've read about it, this one needs a long growing season so an overwintered plant would appear to be a good idea. 

I don't know where it's growing, but I'd have it in as well lit and warm a place as possible.

Don't overwater, at least until temperatures warm up a bit.  The compost needs to be dry-ish rather than soggy.

More info here

Chilli plant is looking rather ill

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 16:50

Edd, it looks like one that has been overwintered, don't you think  -  I've never seen an overwintered one for sale in a GC  ....

I suppose it depends how it was described ......

help man down man down

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 16:37

Cheers Edd   Strange, my laptop will let me see them now.  Poor little thing

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