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Posted: 24/03/2015 at 18:50

We went to a local town to put flyers for OH's choir's Easter Concert and the Open Gardens scheme in the tourist office, but they were shut. So OH took me out to lunch instead

In the afternoon I thought I would sow some peas, but I only managed half a row of Mange-tout as the rain came down. Pricked out some seedlings in the GH.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:56

Looks interesting Denno. What are you going to plant in it?

I sowed some mange-tout peas today, but had to stop as it rained, so did some more pricking out of seedlings in the GH.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 09:23

Good morning Marion.

Hot fudge cake, yum  Glad you had a good day.

Weed membrane good or bad?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 09:21

If it is plastic sheeting that doesn't drain then you will have to change it for a permeable membrane. It lets water through and stops it evaporating too quickly so plants don't dry out so soon. You just cut holes in it for planting.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 09:14

Thank you David. £3 is more reasonable than most.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:58

Morning all.

I had stilts with tins and string too! Then I got a proper pair for my birthday.

We are going out to local tourist offices to give flyers about OH's choir's Easter Concert. May have lunch out.

Must go and sow some peas before we go.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:50

Do Eagle Sweet Peas send to France if ordered online? I must look them up. I just buy what I can when in England, but they now sell a limited range of T&M in France. The French don't really go in for Sweet Peas, climate here is a bit too extreme.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 23:25

Planted my onion sets today, red and yellow, also shallots. Planted out sweet peas. Had a re-shuffle in the GH and pricked out some tomatoes and cosmos. Loads more to prick out. The electric cable heated mat on the shelf has been very useful.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 23:21

Hostafan, I sowed some T&M in the autumn but they didn't come up. The "King's Seeds" have come up. But the T&M ones I sowed a couple of weeks ago are coming up.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 23:18

Planted out my sweet peas today. One variety, dark red ones, have grown much bigger than the others. The second sowing in the cold frame, which now has its lid off, are germinating, but something has been digging them, mouse, bird, cat? They seem OK though.

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