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lovely, i go out every morning but flowers still a day or 2 away

Orchid Lady

Once they start Louise there's no stopping them 


Lovely sweet peas Dove, mine are ages away, I only put them in their final pots at the weekend.  The second one is gorgeous.

Orchid Lady

Here are a few of mine.  I'm hoping the bees they are attracting will start paying some attention to my courgettes as they are on the veg patch and not doing as well as the ones I have just brought out of the GH.  Every time I walk to my GH I am met with the scent of the sweet peas, it's beautiful 

The pink ones in the middle are the ones I mentioned last night.

o.l they're lovely well done, hope mine catch up by weekend, forgot to say werll done on cucumber, it looked yum, i'm afraid i bought a tiny plant and left  it out when we had all that rain, it drowned



I've had my eyes open and my ears pinned back David 


My sweet pea plants always seem to go brown and ugly at the bottom.  Would there be a reason for this?


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Hi David,

Many thanks.  They were probably watered rather too much at the when they were planted out, so that maybe it.

I have also ordered a soil testing kit.  Is there stuff you can add to the soil to may it more neutral.

Many thanks

PS - Went to Wisley (RHS) last Sunday.  If you get a chance to go to the Sweet Pea trial fields, they are fantastic.

Orchid Lady

There is nothing better at the end of tiring day than sitting with a cup of tea at my kitchen table whilst 'chatting with friends' and enjoying the beautiful fragrance of my sweet peas 

Orchid Lady

 Yes I know my supports need to be higher, it's my weekend job 

Orchid Lady

I am cutting them tomorrow David, most of them have come out yesterday/today, I cut a load on Saturday, couldn't throw them in the compost heap, I'll just fill the house with sweet peas  

I had 5 or 6 vases of them most of last summer and still gave loads to mum and dad and friends, 4 flowers out one, they smell amazing!

Orchid Lady

Gosh, that's loads David.  None have gone to seed, I've checked don't worry (I've been taught well ) I will go out first thing and pick some and give some to my neighbours if I need to