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little-ann

i should have said i water mine into the centre of the tube with a small watering can the sort for indoors after the seeds are planted

4thPanda

Thanks Little-Ann  I'm not sure if I have any of those trays but I will have a good look for some. If not I'm sure my dad has some I could pinch 

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David K wrote (see)

Not a good idea to re-use, I would have thought, because of passing on disease....all seedlings are prone to damping-off when dirty containers are used. 

 David, these are the inners of toilet rolls that have been stored in my bathroom and not been used for anything other than being the middle of a toilet roll. I thought they would be alright? 

4thPanda

Hurrah  and thank you. Realised I hadn't thanked you in my last post, so sorry 

Back bedroom it is then! Won't OH be pleased 

4thPanda

Lol David, the back bedroom is the spare room!  

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cairnsie

I had a great display last year thanks to the advice from this forum and this year am growing even more for a bigger display. One thing I was going to ask is does anyone have any advice for growing perennial sweet pea I am wanting to create a hedge to screen off my shed. The questions were is it invasive, when do I sow and will it flower this year?

4thPanda

I have those David!  If I line one with plastic then I could put the loo rolls on them! Thanks again, you have been most kind and helpful  

Hi Cairnsie. I grow perennial sweet peas here in the NE England .I'm not sure when I sowed it was a few years ago, I think the seeds were from Chilterns so I'd have followed instructions on the packet, maybe March. I'm pretty sure they flowered the same year but they bulk up as they get established. They are not invasive, if too many shoots come up they are easily thinned out. I love them! Especially the white one, shame they don't have a scent. dont mean to sound cheeky but you do realise they die down in winter?  Jean

 

 

little-ann

panda i would use paper or cardboard 

cairnsie

Thanks well i'm from the northeast too and yes I realise they die down. I wanted something that would grow over the shed in summer but not seal the moisture in over winter and rot it or stop me painting it. That's brilliant ill order the seeds today. I was going to go for purple/ pink one or would you say whites definitely what to go for thanks for the reply

Cairnsie..started with white then got a packet of mixed They are fine too, I just love the pearly whiteness they really glisten. I grow them up a fence to disguise it in summer but wanted access for maintenance. Another good plant to grow is the golden hop as it has a similar habit...role on spring.

cairnsie

thanks definitely role on spring

 

4thPanda

Thanks Little-Ann 

Orchid Lady

Thanks David....I still have no greenhouse so I guess it's the windowsill!!  No more room in the garage either