Sunday April 10, 2005

The Complete Life History Of A Chilli: Part 5 filed in Garden

Here are a few of them, pricked out and bright-eyed. They've all been watered and transferred inside to the window sill. All 34 of them.

So now you know what you are all getting for your birthdays.


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My birthday is on May the twelfth.

anna - Sunday April 10, 2005 16:01

Mine's in November. I think they might've grown a bit by then. And probably died again too.

Lyle - Sunday April 10, 2005 16:32

My birthday is May 12th too. They look good - somebody at Uborka Towers is clearly an expert at pricking.

Graybo - Sunday April 10, 2005 19:44

Graybo, of all people, I do not believe that you want a plant for your birthday.

Karen - Sunday April 10, 2005 20:57

Can I buy one? My birthday's not for ages.

pixeldiva - Monday April 11, 2005 12:36

The chillis are not available for purchase.

However, you do get one for free with each copy of my CD (while stocks last). Only 7.

Pete - Monday April 11, 2005 16:49

Real buggers to pack and send, I'll be bound. I think you should limit this offer to purchasers who present themselves at your premises.

Graybo - Monday April 11, 2005 17:22

Arse. What if I've already bought a copy of said CD?

pixeldiva - Monday April 11, 2005 19:17

And I suppose they'd be illegal to bring to the US?

Stuart - Monday April 11, 2005 21:56

while stocks last... there are currently more chillis available than CDs.

Karen - Tuesday April 12, 2005 09:38

Ah, but have you taken into account that we will want to keep a few of those chilli plants for ourselves, and a few of them aren't looking too healthy either (Pete Doherty especially)?

Graybo - good point, yes, only to people who present themselves at our premises.

I have no idea about taking chillis to the US. I suppose if you issue the plant with a biometric passport, they can't really refuse it.

Pete - Tuesday April 12, 2005 09:43

Pete Doherty is out of rehab already. Soon he'll be thriving as healthily as Anna and the rest of the brood.

Karen - Tuesday April 12, 2005 12:37

You've named them all?

pixeldiva - Tuesday April 12, 2005 12:42

Why, that would be crazy!

Karen - Tuesday April 12, 2005 14:10

I want to know the names.

Anna? Pete?


Stuart - Wednesday April 13, 2005 04:11

Don't forget Rufus and Kate, and of course, Pete Doherty (who's probably suffering from a change of trousers)...

pixeldiva - Wednesday April 13, 2005 06:29

You can only take/send plants to the US if you apply to the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate (a division of the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and obtain a Phytosanitary Certificate. The usual charge for this is £85.

Graybo - Wednesday April 13, 2005 14:30

I did think that "Vaughan" might be an appropriate name for a chilli plant. Then I thought that that was a ridiculous notion as chillies are not known for their obfuscation.

Graybo - Wednesday April 13, 2005 14:31

No, chillis are straight to the point.

Karen - Friday April 15, 2005 10:21

Well, more usually wiggly to the point, which I suppose could be taken as obfuscation.

Kind of.

I'm overthinking this, aren't I?

pixeldiva - Friday April 15, 2005 10:30
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