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Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:28

Mrs G..........yes, in the right climate they can go on.  Funny you saying tho as I've decided I am going to try that this winter.  I've never bothered in all the time I've grown them ......just done fresh every year.  Main problem for me is shortage of g/h space by the time I've got all the other   "necessaries" under cover. Still, be interesting to see how they do.

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:31

Lyn....OK thanks...........Chillies started to ripen last week.  Have already eaten some of  my other Bullhorn peppers so hopefully the Palermo will "do" as Somerset is forecast for a warm spell next week........about time too as August has been a bit of a washout here

Weed suppression

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:20

Anne ...much depends on whether you cleared the area of all perennial weeds before you laid the membrane.  If you left any in the ground, they will eventually push through.  There are also various grades of weed suppressant fabrics......the very thin ones are not really worth the effort.

Annual weeds will seed happily in the gravel......if possible whip them up before they get their roots down into the membrane when it will be more difficult and you risk tearing the fabric

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:05 you know if your S'mkt peppers as shown in your pic are Palermo ( the long type sold in Lidl ?)   I understood Palermo was F1 so was unsure whether they would come true ? 

I have a couple but they are still at the green stage ( I was a bit late doing them )

Not what it looks like

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:27

Not what it looks like

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:13

Nutcutlet......yes, thanks very much.......would love some when ready.  I will PM my address

Not what it looks like

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:49

Nutcutlet........thanks..........I might give this plant a try then.

Things that make you go mmmmmm

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 20:26 that Carrot cake ?  It looks wonderful even upside down

Not what it looks like

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 20:05

Don't wish to prolong any weird stuff ( don't understand it anyway  ) but only just spotted the thread and OP's pic...............I saw a very similar plant growing along a waterway in SW years ago and thought it a very attractive plant but never found a name for it.

Years later, making a pond in SW France, this ( or very similar ) plant appeared from nowhere and thrived.

I wouldn't mind growing it here...........would I be right in thinking it prefers damp conditions and is there a particular one I should look for ?


Tomato truss broken

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:44

Depends on the variety Fishy...........there are Orange toms and there are Red toms......what are you growing ?


Discussions started by philippa smith2

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 19:26 and then

How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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