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chilli seed

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:40

And it is the only variety I grew and no capsicums either. Mags

chilli seed

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:39

Thanks all for replies.

The are not F1.  If I pick a ripe-shrivelling pod should I do anything special with the seed before sowing?  (ie expose it to dry out),

I always start my chillies mid-Feb and keep on kitchen window sill until May.  .They always grow well, I just thought I could save the cost of fresh seed every year when I only use 4 or 5 seed out of the pack     Mags

 

chilli seed

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 19:18

I have 1 chilli plant left from last year and I still using the chillies. I notice the seed is turning brown. Would it be worth sowing the seed instead of buying a fresh packet. I only want to grow 4 plants!  Many thanks, Mags

Is it a Robin?

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 17:24

Definitely a Dunnock.  Many thanks for all your help.  It's a regular visitor and I pleased I now know what it is.   I can identify juv. robins as I get them most years.  Mags

 

Is it a Robin?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 13:47

Thanks very much Dovefromabove.  That's what it is.   I thought Dunnocks are ground feeders only so I am wrong    about that!  Best wishes of the Season, Mags

Is it a Robin?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 13:24

I have a small bird visiting the feeder with the sunflower hearts. It is just like the robin (who also likes the sunflower hearts). It is just like the robin the way it twitches and bobs and is the same shade of brown and size as a robin but has no sign of any red feathers. Is it a robin?  What else could it be?  I see it regularly. Many thanks, Mags

Feeding Amarylis

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 11:29

Those Amaryllis (hardy) Sonatini look lovely.  I am going to look out for them in my local garden centre.

As for the friend who cut the leaves off - he's done it now and probably at least some of the bulbs will be ok.  Not sure about splitting the clump but I would guess the time to do it is just after the leaves die back or before/just as the bulbs are starting into growth for the new season.  But with your friends clump they may not flower next year.  This is all guesswork as I am no expert!  Good luck.   Mags

Feeding Amarylis

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 15:39

I thought amaryllis are houseplants?  I'm guessing you must be in Cornwall?   I once planted one outside after it had finished flowering in spring and the slugs ate most of it!  Sorry I can't help you.  Mags

Lilies in pot

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 13:36

Thanks Verdun.  Out they will go.  Mags

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 20:28

Yes, definitely 5 inches.  I think they came from a local discount shop (Home Bargains) although I can't be sure. That's why I am concerned that in such a small pot there is not enough protection for the bulbs.    I can move to a bigger pot and keep in coldframe or plant out.  I think the ground is still suitable here in S.Staffordshire.  Mags

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