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by Compo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: REVIVING CHILLI PLANTS
Replies: 5
Views: 3752

Re: REVIVING CHILLI PLANTS

They did not survive, however, the chilli fruits that survived the winter obviously shed seed and I now have new plants in the pot, which I top dressed with some mushroom compost and they are away now, so not a bad result!!
by Compo
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: REVIVING CHILLI PLANTS
Replies: 5
Views: 3752

Re: REVIVING CHILLI PLANTS

OK, but no harm in a bit of fresh compost on top and a drop of water I guess?
by Compo
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: REVIVING CHILLI PLANTS
Replies: 5
Views: 3752

REVIVING CHILLI PLANTS

I have four overwintered chilli pepper plants, they continued fruiting till about November, they are in an unheated greenhouse in large pots of compost, they still have some fruit on which has dried up, but I use my chillies dried anyway, so I shall pick them off. Will the plants revive if I top the...
by Compo
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Broad beans
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Re: Broad beans

Yes I have the seed so why not, I plant them in modules and have to hang the modules in nets in the greenhouse otherwise the mice have a field day!!
by Compo
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Broad beans
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Re: Broad beans

Mine have suffered in the snow, they were 10-20 cm high and are now looking a little sad and droopy with the thaw, do folk think they will recover or should I quickly sow some more.

Ps Nice to be back I haven't really been anywhere just on here less, will try and come back more
by Compo
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 89
Views: 10942

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs - 2016.

Hello Compo, good to hear it's still gardening weather in U.K. It's a bit hot here in Thailand :D Glad it is hot there, I am recently back from Corfu, 25c just perfect. Thanks for all your greetings, I am fine thanks, been a very very busy and stressful period at work, I am waiting to hear if I hav...
by Compo
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 89
Views: 10942

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs - 2016.

Hello All

Just thought i would pop on and say hello after a while away, rapidly clearing my allotment and planting some late autumn plants from Cornwall, largely brassicas
by Compo
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Witer bits and bobs.
Replies: 105
Views: 11246

Re: Early Witer bits and bobs.

Today I had a bit of an anorak event, not because of the sharp showers though.............I went to the local landfill site where they sell loose soild conditioner, certainly a high quality compost. It is run by Viridor and is where they take all the green waste from those that don't home compost an...
by Compo
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: STRAWBERRY BED
Replies: 1
Views: 1328

STRAWBERRY BED

Having got good value out of some various market brought and other sourced strawberry plants, over 8 years or so I have cleared the bed and want to replant a new bed away from the old site. I would like to have more than one variety in the bed that fruit early / middle and late. Any suggestions of v...
by Compo
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Gardening word game
Replies: 1553
Views: 115870

Re: Gardening word game

Nasturtium and hi everyone it has been a while......
by Compo
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 15201

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Just to say hi to all, as I have no posted here for a while, various health and other issues have got in the way but now all is well. Just put my first earlies in, and have a bundle of stuff growing away in the allotment greenhouse. Just thought I would say hi to you all and hope to get on here a bi...
by Compo
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: A BIT OF A RANT AND A PROBLEM
Replies: 4
Views: 3797

A BIT OF A RANT AND A PROBLEM

I bought a second hand mower of e bay, a mountfield 'thoroughbred' I cant get it to go, it did not go to well even after I purchased it. I took it to our local garden machinery shop DCF in Bridgwater, Somerset to be precise. I could not believe it when the guy said we are busy, can't look at it for ...
by Compo
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Real spring bits and bobs
Replies: 313
Views: 24222

Re: Real spring bits and bobs

After a long way away off the forum, health stuff, change of job and a new hobby of canadian canoeing, I thought it would be rude not to say Hi after spending a while on my allotment catching up. No manure on the plot this winter due to waterlogged allotment track and no chance of getting a tractor ...
by Compo
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Sowing in Cold Green House
Replies: 19
Views: 6610

Re: Sowing in Cold Green House

I am back in KG after a long time away, my new hobby of paddling canadian canoeing is where I do most of my online chatting but I have now started to think about such things as this topic. I now have sewn, carrots, cauli's lettuce, and spring onions all of which have started to germinate. Last weeke...
by Compo
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: An optimistic, (Very Early Spring), Bits and bobs.
Replies: 147
Views: 13880

Re: An optimistic, (Very Early Spring), Bits and bobs.

Me Compo - Long time no post Took some clippings and spare soil to my plot today, I have never seen the whole site look so bad in February, folk are usually 'sniffing spring' by now. The ground is sodden, it was very cold here today in zummerzet but no snow, does not seem right, everyone else has it...

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