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Too many chillis

Posted: Today at 08:27

I was just going to ask about whether the EV would be too strong. Thanks!

Too many chillis

Posted: Today at 08:09

Has anyone tried flavoured oils? I've been thinking of giving that a go.

Tomato roots as weedkiller

Posted: Today at 08:06

I can confirm that the extract of the leaves works pretty well as a pesticide... but as a herbicide seems very doubtful.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:17

I have two plants on the balcony which are doing ok, but nothing ripe. Then I have six in the ground, but the leaves and bits of the stem just went black and the fruit has mainly just rotted on the vine. There's almost nothing left. I think it's the constant rain and lack of sunshine. Very disappointing indeed. 

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 23:14

I had the same issue and decided to try to brighten things up this winter. I second heathers and cyclamen.

I'm trying some heathers for their foliage (e.g. Calluna Vulgaris Firefly) and some for the flowers (e.g. Erica Carnea Challenger - which ok is technically a heath).

With the cyclamen, if you get some Hederifolium and some Coum, you should get quite a long season I think. At least, that's my plan.

Another thing that I'm trying is a winter honeysuckle such as Lonicera × purpusii 'Winter Beauty', which I'm trying up against the railing of my balcony. 

Chilis Shrivelling

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:14

Hi Buddyboy,

Thanks for that. It's a possibility, though my fertiliser combination should have a decent amount of calcium. I guess I'll cross my fingers and hope it doesn't spread to any of the others.

Chilis Shrivelling

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:30

Hello Dove,

Yes, that's right.  One plant has yellowing leaves, but the other three look very healthy. Actually, closer inspection has revealed that the shrivelling has not affected all of the fruit, only some of them.

Chilis Shrivelling

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:40

Thanks both,

Pretty sure I'm watering and feeding enough, yes. And (apart from one plant) the leaves look good. Weather has been a bit grotty lately, so perhaps that's it.

Chilis Shrivelling

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 15:07

Hello all,

I have some chills (cayennes) growing in the balcony. They've been doing fairly well and have quite a heavy crop of fruit. They've started to ripen now, but at the same time they're going a little soft and shrivelled. The rest of the plants look healthy (except for one plant whose leaves are yellowing).

Is this normal? Should I be worried?

Thanks for any advice,


Bay Tree Leaf Curl

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 21:04

Thank you!

I'll maybe ease back on the watering a bit too then.

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Does anyone know what this is? 
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Should new pinks be allowed to flower 
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