Wednesday, January 7

Lacy Lanterns





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  1. Oh, these slugs!
    But as the lanterns they look nice, Sue.

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    1. Can't blame the slugs this time Nadezda, no berries formed and the lanterns have just decomposed naturally

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  2. Is this the Inca Berry, or the Cape Gooseberry as I know it, or is it a Chinese Lantern? I love the little lanterns when they turn all lacy like this.

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    1. They are Inca berries Jo but no berries developed

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  3. Those husks are really pretty. Sad you didn't get the fruit though.

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    1. Yes it would have been good even just to have a taste, Daphne

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  4. I wonder why there were no berries?

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    1. No idea what happened, Jessica the plants grew well enough, Maybe they were planted too late.

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  5. Assuming that the Inca Berry is the same as Physalis, I grew those once. I did get some berries, but they were small and the yield was too meagre to make them an attractive proposition as a crop.

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    1. They are, Mark.I wonder whether we should have grown them like tomatoes rather than in open ground.

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  6. I just LOVE these. What pretty decorations they are. I must grow some, but are they invasive?

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    1. They are very flimsy swefling, Maybe spraying them silver of cold would strengthen them

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  7. We call it as Ciplukan, and we use to eat the ripe fruit as a healthy snack. Here this plant is used to treat high blood pressure and diabetes.

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  8. Now I wonder why the berries didn't form? Gorgeous lanterns though!xxx

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    1. The plants themselves grew well, Dina, I'm putting it down to a poor August and late planting.

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  9. I love these ... must get seeds.

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    1. I hope you are more successful in getting them to fruit, Patricia,

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