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what is it

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 16:04

If mine gets mildew ( which it does most years) I just cut it back to ground level.

lady bird

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 12:47

That's one more than I've seen here in South Devon this year!

Sweet peppers (bell peppers, whatever you want to call them lol)

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 11:59

A friend gave me a pepper seedling about a month ago. He really likes those long sweet red peppers, and every year waits till they're on offer in the supermarkets, then uses the seed from them. It was a few inches shorter than the three I managed to get going early this year, so just plonked it in with them. This morning I noticed a 4" green fruit on it! All the others have flowered, but don't seem to be setting any fruit. Any ideas why this might be?


Posted: 16/07/2013 at 19:54

That's what I do, but I also have compost bins to dump the reject stuff into.

little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:03

I think I've mentioned this on another thread, but I haven't seen a single ladybird this year. Got excited a couple of times, but they were s***ing lily beetles. The only thing that's had a few probs with blackfly has been the philadelphus, and I've sort of kept them at bay with soft soap spray. I do have a lot of self seeded nasturtiums rambling round the beans etc, to act as sacrificial magnets for blackfly, but am seriously considering buying some ladybirds.

I don't use chemicals...well today I did. The kitchen sink drain blocked, and in the heat I just couldn't face degunking the smelly ubend by hand!

What is this plant pls

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 18:10

Looks like it could be schizostlylis, or Kaffir lily.

Tomato lost its head

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 19:44

Yup, that's when it has set fruit.


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 19:22

Yup. I also think it would survive a nuclear attack.

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 17:58

Blackfly's been the worst here, especially on the philadelphus, but the soft soap spray's helping. Have lots of chirruping birds, just hope that's not because they've got tummys full of ladybird larvae, the amount of mealworms they're getting through should keep them happy.

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 17:41

Mine are well up, and flowering. Staked all 6 of them yesterday (didn't use the whole packet ) as they get pretty big. Have also got a load of mixed cosmos Sonata dotted through the garden, they don't grow as tall, but it's the Purity that gets my vote if you've got the space.

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