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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 22:18
Sunflower Lady wrote (see)

You have a PM 


Ooooer, Misses! All excited now.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 22:02
Sunflower Lady wrote (see)

Lol, I thought someone had told you 


Nope...haven't had a PM since Mr Allen last honoured me.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 21:57

Hi yourself! You know what I told you about changing your name...... I'm old and it confuses me.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 21:50

...not very pretty, I know, but this mould does no harm to the plants.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 21:48

I just don't understand what is happening at Liverpool!  Steven Gerrard is leaving....he's 34 so nothing surprising there, except this just isn't (or never has been) the way the club treats its legends.

Signing Balotelli was a big, big mistake and in last night's FA Cup game Wimbledon were a far more committed team which would have given Liverpool the boot AGAIN without the help of Stevie G.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 21:13

I can't really work that out for you, ommthree....but initially, I would say they would not be harmed by not watering.

For what it's worth, here in the Midlands we don't have frost forecast during the next week, so I would, if necessary water them....remember, there not supposed to be growing, so require very little of anything.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 20:32

Hi, ommthree

Watering is something you have to play by ear really, under-watering be preferable to overwatering. To be honest, I don't water very often at all during the winter, when I do, I try to choose a time when a few frost-free nights are expected....the object being to prevent the roots being encased in a block of ice.

The object at this time is to just keep them marking time until the spring growth begins.

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 18:19

Never used the 'ignore' button since I've been here....unless I'm mistaken, isn't it like reading a book with some of the pages missing?

How to stop Ash!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 22:09

Shropshire Rose.....this forum sometimes has its ups & downs, but it is consistent with its eagerness to help others, particularly those new to gardening.

I would add that it's very important not to allow weeds to develop seed. There's an old gardener's saying 'one years seed, five year's weed' and this is very true.  

How to stop Ash!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 16:47

For the record and because Shropshire Roses is new to gardening, Roundup & Roundup Tree Stump and Root Killer is Glyphosate.

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