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Short stems on sweet peas

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 16:14

I have this too, and despite them all being treated the same for feeding etc, one end and I grow on a slight slope are longer than the other end, so all I can think of is water retention in the soil. The well drained end are shorter, the more moist end are longer. They all get the same feed, sun etc.

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 15:14

'Delusions of Grandeur' or 'Early onset Alzheimer's' ?  

Damson or plum........

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 14:21

Plum! Damson fruits are smaller and don't have the characteristic depression across the fruit.

Young Wisteria

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 09:43

Pruning stimulates growth Kath, even on a small Wisteria, and it gives you a better idea of how the plant is growing. Training is important with Wisteria, and pruning allows you to train them properly along the wire supports. If you let it get on with it, you may find several flowering leaders on the same wire whereas you really only want one on each. When you get more than one leader on a wire it's a tough job to sort it out at a later date. It also allows light and air into the framework which is essential for flowering.  

What kind of Garden injuries hav you had

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:06

Sliced through my hand with secateurs last year, ended up in A&E with 5 stitches and a nice scar to remind me to be more careful. 

Bindweed in my lawn :(

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:36

You won't spread it by cutting the green shoots, they just die.

Bindweed in my lawn :(

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:30

Keep the lawn short, persistent cutting eventually starves the bindweed.

tree lillies from HARTS NURSERIES

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:28

Got mine from Wilko, they're 4-5 ft and almost in bloom.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:26

All seeds are best sown fresh, even if it means overwintering the baby plants. I regularly sow seeds  June/July time and over winter the young plants in cold frames. Some I plant out in Autumn, if they're big enough, others I plant in spring/ early summer. All the above can be sown now, even some failures won't matter, they were free in the first place.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:21

Copious amounts of water to begin with rosemummy. Although dianthus can cope with dry conditions they need the moisture to form the buds. Cut them back by half, feed and water, then water once a week or enough to keep the soil moist. They should come back. i do it with pinks and they respond well. Same family so similar treatment.

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