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I can't throw a carpet over the GH David, do you think a fleece covering is called for?  

Matty2

Thanks fro the advice - mine are in a cold greenhouse - and it made me thik about my other plants with those temps.

This time last year I'd be bringing them inside but fleece it is. We've already had a few below freezing nights but they've stood up really well.

Insomnia 1973  What are these flat Sweet Pea trainers & where can I get some ?????

Miss Becks

arbutus1 (It is me, Insomnia1973, with my Christmas head on.)

David actually sent me mine, which are the same as he uses, and I believe he gets his from the following link.

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

If not, they are exactly the same. Hope this helps.

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jo4eyes

Jo 4eyes here- have discovered this morning that all of my autumn sown seedlings have been eaten by the slimey brigade whilst in a coldframe!

Oh well, early Spring sowing on the 'to do' list! J.

Sorry to hear about your sweet pea Jo.

Will there be no let up from the damage caused by slugs this year. I've been lucky in the GH, don't seem to get any slugs in there but as an added precaution have all my seedlings pots in gravel trays.

Hi all

Does anybody know if you can buy yellow sweet peas?

Where from if known?

Dovefromabove

I think I'm correct in saying that this is the colour the breeders are striving for but so far without real success 

Here's a picture of last years (2011) sweet peas from my garden


Do you like my new ish flower bed with sweet peas? 

Lot of different colours blues, purple, pink, white and maroon

But thought not yellow that is why I asked about that. Do like yellow colour, it reminds you of the sun and nice and bright.

I like growing sweet peas because of the smell but have brought some everlasting sweet peas this year, did not know that there is no smell.

They do grow nice and tall and make lots of cut flowers.

 

Do people soak their seeds or not?

Oakley Witch

Bugger...I'm I too late to sow my sweet peas? I have also been told that they can be planted in old toilet tubes as they can become established well and the cardboard can be removed before planting???

jo4eyes

Too late now Sam, wait until Feb!

If you use toilet rolls as growing tubes, you wont need to remove the plant from it as the tube will rot down around the plants roots once in the ground.

Trying to remove the plant could damage the roots, although if the tube was already beginning to get soggy & disintergrating, then gently removing some of it would probably be possible at planting time, but no need IME. J.

Oakley Witch
plumstrudle wrote (see)

Too late now Sam, wait until Feb!

If you use toilet rolls as growing tubes, you wont need to remove the plant from it as the tube will rot down around the plants roots once in the ground.

Trying to remove the plant could damage the roots, although if the tube was already beginning to get soggy & disintergrating, then gently removing some of it would probably be possible at planting time, but no need IME. J.

Ok, cool. Thanks. I will give that a shot in Feb then

Matty2

hey there

Some time ago David said that I should not have planted my own hanging basket sweet peas in autumn. As I had done it decided to leave them to it. I am pleased to say today when looking round my cold greenhouse there was a seedling from the sweet pea. Whether I get more I don't know.