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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:56

Good luck, rosemummy.....In my own SP baskets, I have to say that I have no experience of growing anything other than those specifically sold  for hanging baskets.

Started on the veg sowing!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 20:09

Oh dear... the last thing I would wish to do, is to discourage anyone, but these early starts usually end in failure.

If say tomatoes are to be grown in a cold greenhouse (as most are) sowing the seed in mid-March is plenty early enough for most parts of the country.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 19:21

Thanks, Rb...although I preferred the first one inasmuch as I wanted to show off the lovely feathers.

Either ways, it's a triumph in itself if the little bugg'rs don't fly off as soon as you pick the camera up.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 16:39

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/50f3ba37-6f10-4c87-a178-f8a359deb797_zpswlezzqm8.jpg

 There you go, Rb.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 15:30

John - just to say that as with most things in the garden, we are at the mercy of the weather. Given favourable conditions they may be flowering at the end of June.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 13:31

Sorry for the delay  I thought those burfday flower shots were great, KEF...especially when enlarged.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 13:14
David K wrote (see)
rosemummy wrote (see)

hi david, i only have a smaller basket, i can keep in cool g'house, is it then worth me jist trying to sow theses dwarf/trailing direct when i sow normal ones in pots? osr sow all in pots and remember to label!!!

 

Well, not something I've tried, rosemummy, but see no reason why it wouldn't work. Perhaps be able to hang them outside, once they start to germinate.

Remember to sow those sold specifically for hanging baskets though,,,,..there are lots of different types (patio sps) and so on, out there.

Nice to see you around these threads, btw.

 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 12:26

Sow them now and they'll not flower untill July.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 12:23

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/dec76e42-e080-486d-a3f5-845e920c1bc9_zpsnoogzejs.jpg

 

Cheeky Chaffinch.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 17:23

Mark - using old compost isn't some I have ever done, so couldn't really say what success you would have. Having said that, it's a fact that the sweet pea seed need very little other than moisture and a growing medium from the compost....all the seeds nutritional requirements are within the seed itself.

Good luck with the 'cordon method', it's quite labour intensive.

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