Tina_i_am


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Tumbling Tom

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 13:22

Thank you for all your replies. I see there are different opinions, best leave it there. You've all given me loads to consider and try.  

Last edited: 12 August 2017 13:23:11

Chocolate cosmos

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 15:57

There is a mint that smells of chocolate, Mentha × piperata f. citrata ‘Chocolate'


On the whole I've had a good experience with crocus.co.uk. Once, one of the plants didn't meet my standards. I emailed them a picture and got a refund with no problem and didn't have to send the plants back. It was two very sorry looking hostas. 

Remove leaves on Chilli plant, or not?

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 15:47

Do you remove the lower leaves of chilli plants? Would removing foliage help the plant put its energy into its fruit or are the leaves part of the power house of the plant?

Too early to take cuttings?

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 11:54

Any thoughts on this? Too early, even for the NE of England?

Tumbling Tom

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 16:49

I've got three tumbling Tom and they look great with loads of foliage and numerous flowers. There's a few fruit in amongst the foliage, but I'm getting worried that it won't ripen under all that foliage. And I'm worried that all the toms are so well hidden I won't see any tomatoes and they'll rot. 


What is your experience with this variety? Do you like it?

Too early to take cuttings?

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 16:29

I want to take cutting of my sarcococca confusa and my fatsia japonica. Is it too early to take cuttings now? I live in the north east of England. Lots of advice says late August, but I always wonder if the futher north you live you should do things a week or two earlire than down south  


thanks in advance 

Chillies

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 15:16

What do Chilli plants need more, direct sunlight or heat in order to grow?



When I moved into my house the previous owner left his greenhouse. In spring and early summer the greenhouse gets plenty of sunlight. But in late summer and autumn it's more in shade, till late afternoon, due to the sun dropping in the sky and nearby neighbours trees.

Chillies

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 15:16

What do Chilli plants need more, direct sunlight or heat in order to grow?



When I moved into my house the previous owner left his greenhouse. In spring and early summer the greenhouse gets plenty of sunlight. But in late summer and autumn it's more in shade, till late afternoon, due to the sun dropping in the sky and nearby neighbours trees.

Name of Chillies on GW and a few other qustions

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 16:08

I was ironing and didn't catch the name of the chillies that the chef on GW was growing, did anyone else?


Also, what is a good chilli for cooking with and adding to curries. For a curry, I like a little heat, but other than that I like ones that are milder and fruitier. Any recommendations?


Finally, if I take some pimiento de pardon chillies from the supermarket, can I use those seeds and get pimiento de pardons chilli plants for myself. Or am I best buying seeds from a good source. I know if I buy foxgloves, they cross pollinate and set seed they can change colour. Wondered if this can happen with veg/ salad/ fruit seeds in the supermarket.


Thanks, Tina

HELP

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 14:45

Has it ever had any flowers? Can you describe them if it has.


What was it that attracted you to pick up a random plant from the pavement and repot it every year. If no one can help identify it, then just enjoy that what you are nurturing.

Last edited: 27 July 2017 14:48:21

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Tumbling Tom

 
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Too early to take cuttings?

 
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Chillies

 
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Chillies

 
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Will Crocosmia only flower in full sun?

 
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East facing border

Summer flowering recommendations, please 
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Chilli Focus and Formulex

Have you used them? 
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Peat-free compost

what is your experience? 
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Are my chilli plants ready to pot up?

 
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Curled/ crinkle leaves on chillies / sweet peppers

 
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Curled/ crinkle leaves on chillies / sweet peppers

 
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What deficiency is this?

 
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Guidance on plant spacing

 
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