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Stacey Docherty

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Posted: 07/08/2013 at 07:21

Lol @ chicky for the stick your hand in!!!! 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 07:18

Hot, dry winds and dry soil may prevent fruit set or cause abortion of small immature fruits. A uniform moisture supply is essential with peppers, especially during the harvest season. Irrigate to maintain uniform moisture (not soaked). You may want to consider applying a layer of mulch.

Once you have flowers developed, you should apply a balanced fertilizer such as tomorite or chilli focus around the base of your peppers. IF you apply the fertilizer prior to flower before flowers develop, the fertilizer will create more foliage growth and very little to flower development.

Calcium defficiency is also another problem to be concerned with. As with tomatoes, calcium should be applied foliarly and you can find it in a spray form at most of your hardware/garden shops. Please keep in mind that calcium is not readily translocated from roots to developing fruits/foilage so it's a good idea to apply it foliarly once the plant is established.

NOTE: IF you smoke....always remember to wash your hands prior to handling pepper plants. The nicotine causes Tobacco mosaic and is easily spread once it becomes established.


GardenIng jokes

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 21:47

Lol at all sitting here chuckling away lmao hubby tutting at my myrth! so here's my lame attempt 


What"s brown and sticky? ... A stick.  

Has anyone seen a poppy like this before.....

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 21:32

Thanks Tracey, I'm hoping its a x of two I grow in the garden in loving it !!!!

seed share

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 20:09

Hi garden maiden happily send some for you I have just harvested what I think may be a x of the both they are amazing I will pop some of them in as well... I would be v interested in some thalictrum and digitalis if you pm me your address I will post them to you with a sae for return seeds, many thanks 


Thalictrum seeds

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:31

Planted them today!!!! 


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 08:40

Dove yes I did see gardners world it was amazing I have just now cleared a little corner by my jasmine and grapevine of crocosmia and think I may need to order an iris to pop in there. That is so kind of you it sounds amazeballs will gladly receive when it ready thank you. Autumn is def in the air even down to the glistening spiders webs in the garden full of mother natures diamonds ...... Those with health issues stay positive and strong it works wonders I had brain surgery in November removing a tumour that almost killed me, maybe I'm belligerent but I shouldn't be walking or have any vision phooey what do doctors know!!! Can't keep a good woman down!


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 07:57

I think it is safe to say I am over the moon. I have admired these wonderful plants every spring on the trading estate where I work, which is a mass of horrid concrete '60 's buildings ( the exterior of the building used in Ricky jervaises the office is there) so to know I have saved a little of them from being obliterated by an over zealous council strimmer has made my day... Roll on spring when hopefully I will have fantastic blooms of my own


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 07:21

IT'S ALIVE IT'S ALIVE!!!!! Well after writing that popped out to check the toms and iris.... Toms need another support the rain and weight of the toms has pulled them over and the iris corns both have 2 new green shoots sprouting from the 2 rhimazones oooooooo so excited I could see the beauties in my garden that I have adored for years.......


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 07:15

Morning all, we'll after all the rain yesterday the garden is lush.... But this morning I hate to say it but there was a slight autumn sense ......even noticed some of the leaves starting to turn on the grapevine!!! Poor chicky confined to indoors and heels...well when it dries a little and then I'm going to prune some leaves off my toms ooo and check my rescued iris to see if its ok ( last week there were signs the leaves were starting to grow again after being savaged by the council) then onto stage 2 of my daughter paper messy dragon!!! Have a grey day all

Discussions started by Stacey Docherty

Too many chillis

What to make from your hot harvest! 
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Huge hydrangea

It's gonna need a mega chop 
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What's up with mine this year? 
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Grass seed

Micro clover or not 
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Cherry tree

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Accidental severing of clematis 
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Mushroom identification

What are they  
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What is this........

Id needed please 
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For those who need reminding 
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Pumpkin carvings

show us yours  
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Anyone know what this is?

Plant identification  
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Is it.... Isn't it??? 
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Tips .... 
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