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top 5

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 17:37

My top five are as follows ;-

  1. Japanese Maples
  2. Hosta
  3. petunia/surfina
  4. clematis
  5. iris

Chilli problem

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 13:32

lol I've just read your post again, why I'm I reading drooping instead of dropping, doh !!

Yeah, probably need hand-pollinating Helga, if your not doing so already. 

Sorry about that

Chilli problem

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 12:19

Checkout the flowers in the following YT vid - I'm sure they're fine if the plant looks fine.

Chilli problem

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 12:11

Drooping at the stem !! Does the plant in general look like its drooping or a bit limp to look at, or does it look healthy ? because chilli flowers do tend to point downwards from the stem. If the weathers a bit cold they sometimes have a habit of going in a little sulk but snap out of it when it gets hot. Feed once a week with a tomato feed for good fruit.

Salt and Vinegar

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 10:53

Vinegar definitely works, I used it at the allotment last week - got the idea from facebook. Excellent for killing grass, marestail ( crush first ) and dandy's, worked over night on these. Bindweed and docks not so good.

I would buy in catering size bottles as it has to be applied undiluted and use a 5ltr plus pressure sprayer. I bought 4 bottles of smartprice at 23p each and it took 5 mins to empty all bottles, even with the sprayer its surprising how fast it disappears.

Hmmm....never thought about using salt, think I might cut back them docks, mash whats left with a driver and pour some ontop. They are impossible to dig up, now.


Acer problems

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 19:15

Have they always been potted up in ericaceous compost ? I only ask because I use bog standard multi-purpose for acers.

help with tomatoes please.

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 22:14

You might find this link helpful - info plus video...

lobelia advice needed

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 22:08

@ kate, any carrier bag will do so long as its not opaque - I use supermarket.

@morce, I have never used fibre pots or compost tablets I just like using loose compost, traditional trays and cells - this works for me.

lobelia advice needed

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 19:53

I agree, too late to sow now, buy them in. 

For future reference, this is how I sow lobelia, these are very easy to sow.


Sow on the surface of compost in rows/lines. Don't cover with compost. Put the tray into a carrier bag and place in a warm room. Mist every day. Once germination has taken place take out of bag and continue to mist until watering with a can is possible...


...if sowing per cell, tap twice on the seed packet for correct amount of seed per single cell. 

Theres a reason why you can get up to 3000 seeds in each packet - you need a cluster of seeds to produce a decent sized plant.



Posted: 29/05/2012 at 20:39

A photo would help in making a positive id of these minibeasts - is this possible ?

Going down the chemical route - Provado ultimate bug killer would sort your problem out.

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