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JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:25

I know how you feel, Mike.....had a spot of bother myself last year and it pained me to see nature trying to reclaim my lovely garden. The experience however did cause me to think of such things as 'should I be growing fruit 'n veg on this scale'?

I think next year there will be some downsizing.

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:02

I've never given them much thought really....cept to know they're not for me personally. As it happens my son & daughter don't seem to have the inclination either.....although I have to admit, I did dread my son turning up with a safety-pin through his nose in the punk era. My grandson (21) and granddaughter (18) also remain untatted.

Given the permanency of the things I do wonder why youngsters would have the names of their girlfriend/boyfriend etched on their necks at a very early stage in their relationship.

I too think SweetPea's look nice.    

sweetpea problem

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:05

Someone else with 11 acres?

Mature Trees in Staffordshire

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:00

Lynn - You could try P D Nurseries, located between Kings Bromley and Yoxall on the A515.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:16

An excellent choice, scroggin and I hope they will do well for you. Probably my favourite from that collection would be 'Julie Ann' , bred by Eagle themselves and does really well on the show bench.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:21

Photoshop or no Photoshop, I still think you are beautiful, SweetPea. 

sweetpea problem

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 13:09

Hi, Darren....we have a dedicated sweet pea thread on the forum where I tend to look out for queries such as yours.  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/growing-sweet-peas/6143-44.html

However, I would just say that I think the curled leaves of your sweet peas is probably due to fluctuating  temperatures, so there isn't much you can do about it. They look very healthy otherwise and I'm sure they will soon outgrow the problem.

Mony Don

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 11:42

Interesting to note  that the original kitchen garden at Chatsworth was 11.5 acres. This would have employed about 40 fulltime gardeners and would have had to feed hundreds of visitors & staff, plus cater for endless banquets & balls.

The average Victorian kitchen garden of the big estates was about 4 acres and would have a staff of about 15 gardeners, under-gardeners & journeymen. They again, had to provide all fruit, veg & flowers for the big house.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:40
SweetPea93 wrote (see)

Didn't think you would be David

 

Hey! That's not a criticism of you personally, SP.....I just have issues with Photoshop taking the skill out of taking pictures.....For example, I am a member of my local camera club and won't enter completions because, not only are  entries manipulated, the judges prefer them to be so.

Now we have 'high dynamic range imagery' .....argh!

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:16

They've turned out really well, SP and thanks for posting them......although I have to say I'm not a fan of Photoshop.

DHC, when I started this thread, it was intended for enthusiasts of photography. The other one, as far as I know is intended for pics of people's gardens.

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