I'll be a lot happier what I figure out what the bloody hell I'm supposed to be doing .... <snip>More investigation into growing Physalis has shown that realistically a maximum of three plants (ideally two) need to in the space where I have five, which means taking all the plants out of the troughs, and replanting three at the "correct" spacing, and with increased depth of compost. I took the opportunity to order some smallish houseplants from an online nursery to put in and amongst them to fill the voids at the base of the plants before they start bushing out, plus add some colour and interest for when the plants die back. All sound great so far, right? However ....... ........ the plants I have ordered are (for the benefit of those folks who understand all this stuff better than me) a compact Streptocarpus and Aeschynanthus. These plants will look great and flower for a long time (all year round in the case of the Streptocarpus variety) .... but it appears now that they like a lot of indirect sunlight .... and the troughs are in a south facing window, and so they will probably cook! <snip>
...What the smurf have I started?
Last night I got drunk and did something a bit stupid ....I ordered more plants