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28/10/2013 at 17:08

I have the same type but just wondered if yours where bought extra deep ??

I will go and measure mine just to be safe back in a mo

James

 

28/10/2013 at 17:14

Just measured mine (don't we have fun)  They are 3" dia x 6" deep.

28/10/2013 at 17:17

Bugger My are 21/2 by 5" when flat bugger bugger bugger

I bought 100 of the wrong size. But that's me all over should of asked before I ordered

James

28/10/2013 at 17:18

I would say just shy of 3 inches tall

 

28/10/2013 at 17:20

I suppose I could make some newspapper pots 

28/10/2013 at 17:20
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

Bugger My are 21/2 by 5" when flat bugger bugger bugger

I bought 100 of the wrong size. But that's me all over should of asked before I ordered

James


Not to worry, they will be absolutely fine.....promise!

Where did you buy them from?

28/10/2013 at 17:24

I bought them from ebay your old link didn't work anymore so I just looked on ebay 

where do you get yours from?

as I will sow some more peas in the spring as well

28/10/2013 at 17:25
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

I would say just shy of 3 inches tall

 

Ah, not ideal!

Order some of these ASP and you'll probably get them in a week.....mention my name and even quicker.

http://www.eaglesweetpeas.co.uk/gallery.php?g=8

28/10/2013 at 17:27

that's it I'm going to make a newspapper pot maker extra deep with a filling tool at the weekend 

 

28/10/2013 at 17:31
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

that's it I'm going to make a newspapper pot maker extra deep with a filling tool at the weekend 

 

I wouldn't, James....there's still plenty of time to sow.

Now I need to shower....camera club night.

28/10/2013 at 17:32

Thank's david I shall order some asap 

James 

28/10/2013 at 17:36

where is your camera club.

I went to one once and only once as they had a slide show of pegs on a washing line and the rest wasn't any better but I have been on some courses in Glasgow and London I go to the NEC most years as well

 

29/10/2013 at 15:15

Has anyone had any experience with Lathyrus odoratus "Black Knight" I was thinking of growing these with a orange sweet pea maybe "Henry Eckford" and even adding a white flowering sweet pea "Dorothy Eckford" do you think it's a bit much having three colours in one sweet pea display.

David do you place two seeds in one pot or keep it to one seed/plant to a pot?

Also David would you add grit to the soil? I have clay

James

 

29/10/2013 at 15:50

James - I've grown all those varieties (have pic 'black knight' somewhere) and they have done well.

Henry Eckford of Wem did a lot to develop the sweet pea during the Victorian era.

Also you say, 'Also David would you add grit to the soil? I have clay', again not sure if you mean in the pots or open ground.

 

29/10/2013 at 16:07

sorry david yes in open ground 

James

29/10/2013 at 16:20

CluelessGardener wrote (see)

sorry david yes in open ground 

James


 

Not easy to say unless I see & feel your soil, James. My soil is basically clay, but over a period of 50 years of deep cultivation is in good heart and I don't add grit.....even for exhibition blooms.

Sweet peas like a sunny aspect and plenty of water at the roots, so unless there's a risk of them standing in boggy ground, I would say no.

Geoff Hamilton once said 'I wouldn't swap me Barnsdale clay for any of that free draining sandy stuff'. 

 

29/10/2013 at 18:39

Thank you david 

I only asked because I read on a web site that they like free draining soil.I take it only one seed to a pot ??

 

James

29/10/2013 at 19:08

Whoops! Sorry, James...plant 2 seeds per pot (you need to in case one fails) if both survive (they usually do) plant out both of them in the same root-ball without disturbing the roots.

 

29/10/2013 at 20:53

thank you David what do you feed your sp,also when and how often

James

29/10/2013 at 21:08
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

thank you David what do you feed your sp,also when and how often

James

Extra feeding   will not be necessary if your soil was well prepared......however, I give a dressing of blood fish & bonemeal when I'm planting out.