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by pskipper
Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: The Big Green Home Show (23-25 Oct Swindon)
Replies: 0
Views: 611

The Big Green Home Show (23-25 Oct Swindon)

http://www.buildstore.co.uk/mykindofhom ... index.html

We're going, it's just a five minute walk for us :)
by pskipper
Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Chilli Plants
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: Chilli Plants

I've successfully over wintered mine for many years, the oldest is 4! Providing they don't go below 5 degrees C and start to show woody stems they should be okay. The main thing is some times they will go into hibernation and loose leaves, keep the compost moist when this happens and hope they come ...
by pskipper
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: swine flu
Replies: 105
Views: 7759

Re: swine flu

Yikes there are some people scaremongering on this topic! Just to establish my credentials I'd like to point out I've spent the last two weeks helping run tests for Swine Flu in Birmingham (and haven't caught it!) Yes it is spreading, 65000 cases in the UK was the last figure I could find. However t...
by pskipper
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello (again)
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Hello (again)

Well, also getting engaged :)
by pskipper
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello (again)
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Hello (again)

Not been on for quite a while (partly due to moving to Swindon) so I thought I'd say hello again. Had the pleasure of meeting Andy and Dave at the Bradford on Avon green fair last year. Had to give up the allotment but now we have a big back garden and are feeding the slugs :( although they don't se...
by pskipper
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: peppers/chillies
Replies: 48
Views: 4038

Okay, hope this doesn't come out too big...

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If you want to see how big they get visit the Eden project, in the tropical house they have a chili bush the size of a tree!
by pskipper
Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: peppers/chillies
Replies: 48
Views: 4038

They are technically perenials, if you can get them to survive the first year they seem to settle in to the environment, didn't give them artificial light as they get enough through the windows, once winter really sets in they stop producing flowers and fruit though.
by pskipper
Fri May 30, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Thoughts on greenhouse.
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

The victorians used to have boxes on the outside of the greenhouse with vents leading in and rotted their manure in the boxes to keep the temperature up over the winter, eco-friendly and you have well rotted manure to dig in!
by pskipper
Fri May 30, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: peppers/chillies
Replies: 48
Views: 4038

I just make sure they are fed and kept warm bu sitting them on top of my fridge which is by a south facing window, one of my chili plants is three years old in June and still producing more than I can eat!
by pskipper
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Petition: UK GM free zone
Replies: 18
Views: 4497

All GM trials have to be posted on the DEFRA website by law, the only way they can be secret is if people don't bother to keep an eye on the website!
by pskipper
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Earth Hour
Replies: 33
Views: 3088

According to wikipedia London and Birmingham are signed up. I ended up not turning the lights back on again once I'd got the candles nicely positioned!
by pskipper
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Petition: UK GM free zone
Replies: 18
Views: 4497

Just to reassure folks, we have much tighter controls in the UK than those referred to in the link Martin supplied.
by pskipper
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Petition: UK GM free zone
Replies: 18
Views: 4497

As always you can trust wikipedia to be impartial...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_engineering

was a little concerned reading the e-petition as it's remit would also deny diabetics insulin as that is produced via genetic modification of bacteria!
by pskipper
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Leaving the nonsense behind
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Hello!
by pskipper
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Office plants
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

If it's a warm office then dragon plants do well, buy the fruit from the supermarket and save some of the seeds.

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