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Latest posts by Singy

Changing soil with chilli plants

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 11:21

Does seem very late to me, i have full grown chillies on most of my plants waiting for them to ripen.

To give them any chance of being ready i would suggest keeping them inside the house or in the greenhouse.  3-4 months time when they should be ready will be October/November and it may be too cold then.

Can anybody identify this?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 19:15

What a horrible looking weed

Cayenne Peppers - Pot Size

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:03

Thanks for the replies Bob and Paula, i may pot on a couple of the plants and leave the others.

watering help

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 15:28

The ground looks dry in the picture?  is there a solid crust on the top layer of soil?

Cayenne Peppers - Pot Size

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 15:13


I have a few cayenne peppers growing which are only in litre pots, i feed and water them regularly and there are lots of fruits on them now (i did have an issue with them not polinating but took to using a paint brush to do it myself)

So they are all coming along nicely, but ive read in a few magazines that ideals pots are 5-10 litre, as everything is going ok at the moment, should i just leave them, or would it be advisable to pot them?

From looking at the roots it appears they could do with potting on, but with space limited and the crop coming along nicely, i was wondering if it was ok to just let them get on with it.


Confession- slug olympics

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 15:06

Slugs go in the brown bin, yes they climb up and i find them on the lid, but they just get ejected back to the bottom until they depart.

Snails on the other hand get drop kicked as far as possible into the field behind my house, not sure if they make it back or not, but i do enjoy volleying them as far as possible.

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 18:47

I think i have your share of slugs Lindsay, i gather up about 20 every moring before despatching them.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 16:42

Just been on my dads allotment and while wondering around noticed his strawberries, which are frankly, humongous, here is a pic with a pound coin for scale.

 I have eaten smaller apples

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 16:40

Just spotted one while on my dads allotment, only one, but still means they are still about.

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 09:37

The ultimate thing for me is price, when i go to the large independant GC's around here i think they are ripping people off.

The small nursery types are charging £1.50 for tray of bedding plants, b&q charge £3-7, but the inde's charge £6-10, the plants are no better.  The only redeeming feature for the large ones is the choice.  

Here again its difficult to find anything reasonably priced though, an example being a clemetis, the GC had a vast selection, but wanted £15 per plant.  This to me is too much for what is a relatively small plant which is at least double, more likely triple to what you can get them for elsewhere.

Is it better quality? maybe, but not by much.

As to coffee shops and all the tat they sell, i am not going to a GC for a day out, but then i expect most of the clientel (older generations) are going for a day out.

That is my early thirties view, which probably is not your customer target age.

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