Catie


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Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 23:36
Thanks, I will have a look at those threads now,
Cate

Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 23:25
Thanks for advice, I'm learning so much!
Cheers,
Catie

Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 22:48
Just out of interest, what is likely to happen to the seeds? Will they just not germinate at all?
This forum is fantastic by the way, and very welcoming!
Catie

Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 22:43
Okay, that's brilliant!
Thanks for your advice,
Catie

Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 20:18
Brill! Thankyou!

Pruning Pauls Scarlett climbing rose

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 20:10
Hi, I pruned my Paul's Scarlett climbing rose plant in Autumn and it has a few buds growing on the main stem. The Gardeners world web page says to prune in April. Is this correct? Should I prune again in Spring? Thanks Catie

Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 19:37
Approx 3 years, thanks for getting back to me

Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 19:31
Hi All, As the title suggests, I have sowed some sweet pea seeds in some homemade compost. The compost is mainly a mixture of wet leaves, kitchen scraps and the bulk would probably be chicken litter consisting of wood shavings and hen poop! Would this mixture be too rich to raise sweet pea seedlings in? I am probably going to plant some more in store bought compost but wanted to know in advance what might become of my seedlings raised in homemade compost. Thanks, Catie

Clematis

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 20:55

Just to add..

It is a Raymond Evison 'Reflections' Clematis and a Clematis 'Arabella.'

Thanks  

Clematis

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 20:43

Hi Everyone,

I have two beautiful clematis out front. And last year, they bloomed around June time, then I deadheaded all dead flower heads and we got a beautiful second flush of flowers towards the end of summer. 

This year however, I did the same and we've had nothing. It just looks like a big brown, dry tangled mess. Why is this? I haven't done anything different? Perhaps I haven't watered as much as last year but my Grandma never waters her clematis and they are beautiful, so I just followed her lead. 

Could it be that a lack of water has prevented a second blooming? Or worse still, could they be dead?

I really hope not,

If I get chance tomorrow I shall upload some photos,

Cate 

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