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Chilli help needed !

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 16:46

It's warmth rather than sunlight that chillies need to ripen, so can you bring the pots indoors to a bright windowsill in the house? 

Mine changed colour quite quickly when I did that

Help!Olive tree leaf drop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:34

Just Googled Home Depot - it's a large store in the USA so presumably that's where Sarah is.  Conditions there are likely to be different to the ones I'm used to .....

plant identification

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:31

Kezza - please post tomorrow morning and let us know how you are .... I mean - what they tasted like ..............

shed base

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:23

If you lay it on slabs they'll move unless you bed the slabs on concrete so you might as well lay it on a concrete base.

And as WO says - fewer lairs for lurking slugs

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:20
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I'm on a bit of a skive as well. Nothing wrong with me, though we did go for the flu jabs this morning so who knows what will happen next.

 

Have you had bad reactions from flu jabs Nut?  OH used to have flu jabs 'cos of his asthma, then one year he was taken very ill a few hours afterwards, vomiting and very high temperature, chattering teeth and shaking throughout most of the night and very peaky for the next couple of days - I nearly called an ambulance! 

He's refused flu jabs ever since. 

I used to have them 'cos of my work, but have never had a reaction.

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:48

I believe the reason for Verdun's name is that some of his family's blood was left in France - and the Plaza you saw would have been named to commemorate the battle and lives lost in the small French town of Verdun on behalf of us all.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:09

Maybe your pipes are frozen FG - you are in Scotland and everyone knows the weather's worse up there

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:25

A crab apple like Golden Hornet, even when 40 years old like the one I know well, doesn't take up a lot of space either above or below ground, and is good for wildlife.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:04

Lovely photos Artjak - hope you're fighting fit very soon ((hugs))

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:01

The spraying of wheat etc with Roundup isn't usual practice but is done in certain circumstances.

The wheat has already stopped growing and is drying off at that stage so the Roundup doesn't affect it's growth.

Not a practice I'm enthusiastic about, but I know farmers who say that the resulting lack of weeds etc in the harvested grain improves storage quality etc. 

I've eaten Ground elder in the distant past - we steamed it and incorporated it in mashed potatoes, like a sort of champ, and also in a minestrone-type soup.  Quite edible but not an outstanding flavour, but my reasoning was that if it became aware that we actually wanted it to grow it was more likely to do the opposite

However, we moved house before the trial came to an end!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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