Latest posts by Tina_i_am

Chilli Focus and Formulex

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 16:11

I don't think Chilli Focus is. I see quite a few of the online chilli plant and seeds shops selling it. The other is new to me. I think it's a more of a hydroponic thing from what I can work out. but you can water it in too.

Chilli Focus and Formulex

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 16:04
nutcutlet says:

It reads rather like an advert Tina. I don't think you intended it that way but it could be interpreted like that.

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 Ah, okay, I'm not working to promote these two brands. I've never used either before and wanted to know if anyone else has? What people think, how well they worked? Genuinely only seeking information for myself and how best to use in my own garden.

Last edited: 25 July 2017 16:06:07

Chilli Focus and Formulex

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 15:43

I've bought these two

I got the Chilli Focus for my chillies and I bought the other one out of interest. Just wondered what you thought of them? What have you used Formulex for?

Poppy identification please

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 22:24

Blue ones are usually Meconopsis.

What's up with my Acer?

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 22:18

Possibly with moving it from pot to ground, then back to a pot, it has been moved too much and stressed. Each time you move a plant it losses it's tiny root system and that needs time to re-establish. 

Keep it watered, don't allow the pot to dry out, and in a sheltered spot, from the wind and not in direct sun all day. It is going to take time to grow and become a lovely specimen. 

Is it potted in ericacious compost? They do do best in acid soil. 

Are my chilli plants ready to pot up?

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 11:43

Pete, do you start your chilli seeds in a propagator? Or on  a warm windowsill? 

Last edited: 20 July 2017 11:43:48

Bench renovation

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 22:20

I cleaned my bench with a scrubbing brush and sugar soap. I couldn't believe how well it removed all that grime. Then I applied a stain. It's like a new bench.

Last edited: 19 July 2017 22:25:03

Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 13:44

I think this is the one I first watched. But loads on youtube


Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 13:41

I went on youtube and found a video on how to take them apart, clean and then sharpen. I'd give this a try first. It wasn't too difficult and they are cutting just fine now. You are going to need a wire brush, some 3 in 1 oil, rags and a wet stone or something to sharpen the blade.

What deficiency is this?

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 13:36
Paul B3 says:

Try a general plant tonic such as Sequestrene !

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Thanks for your suggestion, I've drenched it with a Sequestrene plant tonic and will let you know how it gets on.

As it's a deciduous plant, I hope that the improvement in the pot can only help, it will drop its leaves and be a better healthier looking wisteria next season.

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