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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 20:56
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

It's going to be trimmed at weekend David and then should be ok until Autumn, well it will have to be ok  Thank you 

 

Good luck with it, Tracy....but remember, your going to have a helluv of an untangling job in the autumn.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 20:50

That's a strange fault, Forester and not one I've heard of.......perhaps the camera contacts need cleaning. 

It is a fact that a camera will use less power using the electronic viewfinder, rather than the LCD screen.

My own camera has a clever little sensor that shuts-off the LCD screen when you put your eye to the viewfinder and restores it when you take your eye away from it.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:13
KEF wrote (see)

David, I take it you don't like my downstairs toilet floor  ...lol...

 

Now there's a typical lady talkin!

'Which of these two dresses do you like dear? The second one dear! What's wrong with the first one?'

Wimmin!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:08

Tracy - Yes, they will grow up your privet hedge okay, but I rather wonder if it will be a problem at trimming time.

Btw, those you have just planted out, put a few small twigs around them to give support.

Sounds like yours are on the right track, Dove.

Malcolm - No need for nipping out the tops of those dwarf type. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 16:59

Still bright sunny days & cold nights here in the Midlands.

Marvellous what a few consecutive days of dry weather can do....a few weeks ago Cheltenham race course was flooded. Now (according to today's news) course officials say it it's in better condition than ever.......in fact, they may have to water it.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 16:50

Don't be disappointed with your efforts, KEF...I really liked the one with patterned glass in the background and it's good to see you getting the best out of your close-up skills.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 15:08

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0259.jpg

 

Yes, Tracy.....this one is about 8ft tall and is always loaded with beautiful double flowers...sadly they never have any scent,

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 14:12

FAO Ashleigh.

Ashleigh, I really recommend you take a look at this camera, with the view to a future purchase.

Although it ticks all the boxes for me, but I did take the trouble to asks a few camera club members at last night's meeting and they all agreed it is a fantastic quality camera.

www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras/digital-cameras/compact-digital-cameras/panasonic-lumix-dmc-tz35-compact-digital-camera-black-21312106-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR~Cameras~21312106

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 13:26

That's a fair point, Lizzie.....TBH, I've never succeeded with overwintering broad beans either. I put this down to my heavy cold/clay soil.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:45
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Wow! David! Half mine haven't germinated, did all that I should have done according to advice. They were going straggly on a windowsill in a cool room, now are in a cold frame. I used loo roll middles which are starting to fall apart. Silly me! They are bio-degradable ones!

 

Going back to basics, mine are never indoors at any time, they are just too hardy and react by romping away.

I just sow the seed in late October/early November in a cold greenhouse. As soon as the seed has germinated, then they go into a cold-frame.....even the lid isn't closed unless very extreme frosts are expected and there they stay until planting out time.

On reflection, I'm beginning to wonder if either sowing as above, or just sowing the seed in situ would be best.  

I know this works, but if anyone feels like trying an experiment, try sowing the seed where they are to flower in the autumn. The main setback with this is protecting from slugs & snails and probably birds.

Frost & snow will never be a problem.

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