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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 16:55

I haven't been able to find any long root training type pots here in France. I used biodegrable loo rolls last year and they didn't go mouldy. I packed them in window box containers and infilled with compost all around the loo rolls which kept them from drying out, but when I planted them the roots were still mostly contained so I didn't have to disturb them. I didn't sow in autumn though so they were indoors. Went a bit leggy. I'll try in the GH in the next few days.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 16:42

Oh dear Frank, I'm not technical so can't answer. Perhaps they are only rubbed out for you, not everyone else. Could it have something to do with clicking on "ignore"? His posts are intact on the Camera Corner thread.

Camera Corner

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 16:40

Lovely fuschia photo.

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 16:37

I belong to 2 friendly forums and have met other members although I live in France. Gardeners are friendly people on the whole. But OH sometimes does blogs (if that's what they are) on the newspapers and they are often an angry and unfriendly lot. I would never join a political forum!


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 16:32

What do you mean Frank? How can David be in orbit?

I never sieve compost either Matty.

Drizzled and rained most of the day. Done almost nothing outside despite getting up in gardening clothes.

Invited out to a Chinese restaurant this evening with friends.

Gardening Christmas Present

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:40

Did you see all the products? (or is that the same page)

I have one and it really does help you to get up by pushing on the upright metal sides. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:35

My first husband died, aged 53, from a heart attack - smoked like a chimney. Children and I had to breath it all the time, smoked in the car and in bed. Yuk. Though I did smoke when we met, gave it up when I had the children.

I wish you and your mum courage and I hope you have plenty of practical help, Lyn. More hugs.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:55

Mine have never self seeded, they rarely last though the cold wet Dordogne winters for a second year either. Forgot to sow seeds, just bought some plants. But Lyn on the Forkers chat thread has just said that she takes cuttings every year. Didn't know you could do that.

One year I made a nursery bed in the veggie garden and scattered the seeds on the ground. They were doing well then something ate them, so now I sow in trays in the GH or cold frame and then pot them on to plant out in the autumn.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:48

Good morning. Good to have you back, Punkdoc, meant to say that last night.

Saw that UKIP now have their first MP. Could be disastrous for expats if the UK leaves Europe. But this isn't the place for political discussions.

Good luck at the dentist, Lesley.

Foggy this morning but that often means nice afternoon. Lots to do outside, as always.


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 23:12

Haven't had time to pop in since this morning.

Went to the GC, bought compost and wallflowers. Forgot to sow them. Oh, and gardening gloves and plant labels. Then went to lunch with a girlfriend, then went to visit a male friend in a convalescent home. He'd had a hip replacement. Watched TV all evening and did some ironing. Like DD, I iron most things, not underwear or towels though. Watch TV while doing it.

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