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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:30

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SweetPea, I'm wondering if you have seen mature sweetpea plants growing. They are tall. These are photos I took at Anne Hathaway's cottage, Stratford upon Avon.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:16

That's great Tracey. Let's hope the weather stays fine to put the glass in. I love my greenhouse. Just in time to sow your seeds.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:17

Hello Blackest

blackest wrote (see)
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 ok here is another that i cant identify , first strange plant relocated to the meadow next door

I think that could be yellow allysum.

Funny old day today, cold, wet, sudden gusts of strong wind, hailstorm, sunny periods, so I took OH out to lunch.

Cherry tree

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:13

Stella is a good one and you can get it on a dwarf rooting stock if you don't want it too big. Then it may be possible to net it if birds are a problem.

Which trees would you plant?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:05

I first thought of copper beech, it would hide the house and be beautiful, but it would probably be bigger than you want eventually and spread out too much. Silver birch grows tall but lets light through, but being light and airy may not hide the house in winter. Do you mind about winter? Some of the normal small trees for gardens, like crab apples probably wouldn't be tall enough. Maples are lovely and there is a variety.

can someone tell me what flowers are called?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:58

Ha Ha, , but computers aren't my strong point!

Absolute novice...

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:57

Andy, I think your shrub with red flowers could be a camellia. If it is, then you probably have acid soil. The one that looks as though it has spotted leaves could be aucuba, the spotted laurel. Not quite near enough to say with certainty. Both grow in shade.

Quick question re; Gladioli corms

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:50

I find that gladioli are hardier than one is lead to believe. I have some that have lived outside for years.

can someone tell me what flowers are called?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:47

Posting the photo can take a bit of time. When I was new I thought it didn't work because I didn't wait long enough.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 07:45

Good morning all. Nothing to report, just having breakfast.

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