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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  

David K
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

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  

 

 After all the hard work, we don't want them going to seed.

I took loads to an old people's home today......according to the staff, the smell brings back childhood memories. 

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!

David K

This is one day's cutting from another year......so you see why I need to dispose of them.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0694.jpg

 

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 

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You see David, told you you need to move to Sheffield, I' d happily give that lot a home!

David K

OL - I see the stems are nice, long & straight......just to prepare you, as the season progresses the stems will shorten substantially, so have some egg cups standing by.

David K
rosemummy wrote (see)

You see David, told you you need to move to Sheffield, I' d happily give that lot a home!

 

Maybe, rosemummy.....I always wanted to be a little mester.

Orchid Lady

Thank you for the compliment by the way David, I have had a couple of bendy stems though 

David K
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Thank you for the compliment by the way David, I have had a couple of bendy stems though 

 

Compliment? Now when I saw your 'wedding' photos..... phwoar - swoon - thud!

Then I could quite easily have complimented you.  

David K

PS. The 'bendy' stems are caused by the tendrils gripping  them.....try to remove as many as you can that are located near the stems.

Orchid Lady

((Blushing))  I didn't realise you'd seen them David.

Anyway, tendrils, I had actually worked that out (aren't I clever LOL) because every one that I've cut off that was bendy had a tendril attached  I'm learning......but I didn't think to remove them 

David K

Yes, I did take a peek when you said where they were and seriously Tracy, I did think what a handsome family you were. 

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Orchid Lady


 Some of mine from the other day, I'm going out to pick some more now 

David K

Beautiful specimens both....and heavenly scent for a bonus.  

Busy-Lizzie


 

Mine are well away now. Here's today's bunch.