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Gardening: Q & A.

THIS week's star letter comes from Nina Walker of Birmingham, who wins a year's subscription to Garden Answers magazine. She writes: "I have a greenhouse and would like to try growing peppers and aubergines with my tomatoes. Is this possible?"

ADRIENNE SAYS: Yes, all three have similar growing conditions. Try Aubergine Black Enorma. Three plants will keep a family of four fed from July until late autumn. For limited space, use Mini Bambino, which is 12in tall and produces tiny, 1in fruits. If you like your peppers hot try Firecracker or Super Cayenne. For a tasty, sweet pepper grow Gypsy or Sweet Chocolate.

CAN you recommend any plants that I can grow from seed with green flowers that I can use in flower arrangements this summer? - Carole Summers, Writtle, Essex

ADRIENNE SAYS: Bells of Ireland, Mollucella laevis (above), can be used fresh or dried in arrangements. Try Zinnia Envy Double too. It has chartreuse- green, dahlia-type flowers and is suitable for growing in a sheltered, semi-shaded site.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 25, 1999
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