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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:24

Tracey, if you want flowers in the veg garden there are lots that go well. Sweet peas of course, French Marigolds to keep whitefly of tomatoes, nasturtiums to keep blackfly of broad beans. You can eat nasturtiums too, the flowers and the leaves, pretty and peppery in salads. You can grow flowers for picking to put in vases indoors, antirrhinums, cosmos, cornflowers, dahlias.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:20

Wow! David! Half mine haven't germinated, did all that I should have done according to advice. They were going straggly on a windowsill in a cool room, now are in a cold frame. I used loo roll middles which are starting to fall apart. Silly me! They are bio-degradable ones!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:08

Hope you have recovered now punkdoc!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 09:07

Good morning all.

Glad Ma's OK.

Another lovely day, more weeding and tidying. Must start splitting up the snowdrop clumps.

Tracey, my sweetpeas are leggy too and less than half have germinated. Put them in the coldframe yesterday, they are still there this morning. Planted them in loo roll middles, but they are starting to disintegrate, silly me, I've used those bio-degradable ones!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:20

My daughter has "the Generous Gardener", it's lovely.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:18

It must be absolutely heartbreaking for them. I've asked our local C of E here in France if they could do some fundraising for them, England for a change, always fund raising for abroad. Don't yet know if they will.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:12

In damp shady places! Are you sure it's dead? Mine keep seeding themselves.

design a garden

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 21:02
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39266.jpg?width=350

 Of course, you could grow some veg and perhaps strawberries too.

You could always have a container garden and grow everything in pots and troughs. Getting concrete up is hard and you don't know what the soil is like underneath. You could use some decking or gravel areas to soften the concrete.

The photo is in Great Dixter last June. Small pots in front and big ones behind. Just to show you how colourful and flowery it can be. I prefer bigger pots, don't dry out so quickly.

Of course, you could grow some veg and perhaps strawberries too.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:48

Forester, that's a Brunnera. I have Brunnera Jack Frost too with lovely silvery leaves, but it's less advanced.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:27

Oh dear, just had a read back, tales of woe - headache, bad toes, debauchery and over tiredness (or was that a hangover?) and Dove's poor Ma. Hope everything sorts out soon for those concerned.

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