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Stacey Docherty


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Moth larvae on chilli plant?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 07:31

hey gala.... It's quite a common misconception that pests don't go for chillies cause they are hot!!! The capsic oil which puts many pests off is normally just under the outer skin of the fruit and also in the filaments that hold the seeds ( thanks garden maiden for the glowing reference) moths and butterflies are rare but not unheard of I am afraid. But not something I have ever been blighted by ( now talk to me about mice eating my chillies!!!) all I can suggest is what ur doing unless you go down the chemical route! Even then the damage is done. What type of chilli is it? We are just about to have a 2 week heat wave so I would say wash the plant down using your fingers to clean off any eggs on the leaves and then leave outside for a while.... If it's a hotter variety of chilli place a little olive oil on your hands before you do so to prevent any of the oils permitting your hands ( don't want any chilli related accidents!!!!)  hopefully they will crawl off and eat something else cause I can't think chilli is their first choice!!!! Sorry I can't pin point your bug I will continue to research and email a friend who is my guru..... In the meantime

 

http://www.worldofchillies.com/growing_chillies/chilli_pests_problems_diseases/chilli_pests/chillipests.html 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 07:12

Lol clari my daughter is pudding after a drunken Sunday lunch!!!!!

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Posted: 09/07/2014 at 06:52

Morning all... Grey here also today but I heard that as from Friday we are due a two week heat wave with temps up to 30•!!!! Chicky have a great day at hampton court can't wait for the review lol.... I am going to be good this year and not buy the same haul I did last year lol well I am up to my ears again at work so best make a huge pot of coffee and get on laters peeps x

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Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:34

Did i miss the cake?  Oh darn it lol....... Happy birthday wishes to all those celebrating and their undergardners 

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Posted: 07/07/2014 at 17:20

Evening all.... Thalictrum I now have 6 lmao picked up 3 last week at b&q for 50p each and they are ladened with seeds( do they self sow?) jams omg I have to start planning that!!! Oh and I are just doing a huge batch of chipotle sauce... sadly not our chipotles as I haven't quite managed to smoke them properly yet ( we have tried) but we do add a load of our own dried chillies. So they are soaking in white vinegar for a week!!!! Right lo out the bath so best I get the towel ready .... Laters peeps

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Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:54

I would have shared my strawberries as I have had a massive bumper delicious crop this year but my 3 year olds appetite for them is voracious!

wayward wisteria

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:34

I pruned mine twice last year and alas this year no flowers and no runners/ shooting growth either!!!

Unknown nasties. Help please

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:32

Waz I have no idea but eeewwwwwww lmao.... Repot ASAP 

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Posted: 07/07/2014 at 08:11

Star gaze lo is fab ... She's eaten all the strawberries and plums from the garden lol

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51818.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

My monster hydrangea

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51819.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 The fab monarda and shasta daisies i planted last year from hampton court!!  

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51820.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 And the georgeous helenium as recommended by members here!!

chilli peppers

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 07:58

Him for seeds try the south devon chilli farm their seeds are excellent 

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