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23/06/2014 at 21:16

Snot the supports wots bothering me......they need cutting, even if you throw them on the compost heap.

23/06/2014 at 21:18

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  

23/06/2014 at 21:25
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. 

23/06/2014 at 21:27

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!

23/06/2014 at 21:30

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

 

23/06/2014 at 21:33

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 

23/06/2014 at 21:35

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

23/06/2014 at 21:40

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.

23/06/2014 at 21:41

Ha ha David, will do 

23/06/2014 at 21:43
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.

23/06/2014 at 21:45

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

23/06/2014 at 21:58
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.  

23/06/2014 at 22:01

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.

23/06/2014 at 22:21

((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 

23/06/2014 at 22:27

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

23/06/2014 at 22:31

Thank you 

03/07/2014 at 19:51

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0893.jpg

 

03/07/2014 at 19:57

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51498.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Picked another bunch 

03/07/2014 at 20:13

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51501.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

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

03/07/2014 at 20:41

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