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Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:01

I cant see the link!

I find after they have produced so much fruit, the plant looks just about spent. So easy to grow from seed, I wouldnt use up the space.

what is attacking my geraniums & pansies

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:58

Usually slugs on pansies, little green caterpiller on geraniums.

Just look at this seed head

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:43

That is a fantastic seed head, I hope you can get them going, do they need heat for a start?


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:40

Me too Charlie, I think that you would know well within a year whether your plants have died.

I only ever use Parkers, then only their sale stuff, my garden has some fantastic plants that all only cost 1.99, and bearing in mind I have only been doing this garden for 2 years, thats pretty good going.

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:36

Yes same here!


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:32

Ok I will remember you, I am just starting my cuttings now.

Can you pop your address in a PM please. I didnt store it from last time.

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:20

You may lose the season now Philippa, but down here we are forecast a good warm week, you may be lucky, I dont know what they are called, they were from Lidl or tesco but they all came true. Last couple of years I have grown the bell type ad John has, they came true from their seed as well.

John, I would say you may as well chuck em, its took late for flowers to come if they hadnt already.  Start next year with a free one, just dry the seed off a bit and put it in a pot, slightly cover with compost, put on windowsill and wait, prick out in 3 inch pots when

 they are about 2 inches tall or when the second leaves form, then wait till the roots fill the pot before potting on, if you put them in a too big a pot they wont grow for you, they will just get straggley. Treat them like a tomato plant. Pot on gradually until they are in 8/10 inch pots put a strong cane in.


Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:09

Wow, thank you garden girl, i will look forward to that, can I send you something?

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:54

Next year try just taking seeds from a bought one, they germinate very well on the windowsill when they are fresh, then dont feed until you see the flower buds, you've made it lazy. Feed with tomato feed .

Supermarket sweet peppers


Free fuchsias what to do now

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:54

I grow quite a lot of fuchsias, I would pick all the flowers of in the first year when they are at the plug stage, the plant needs its energy to make strong roots. Up to you though, just my opinion.

Check from time to time for the dreaded vine weevil, they love fuchsias.I would bring mine

in for the first year, just an unheated greenhouse or conservatory will do. do you have a plastic one. Or a cool bedroom windowsill

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