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Planting sweet peas and hollyhocks in pots

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 10:36
Kay8 wrote (see)

Ok thanks both . I'll try and find some pots then.... how many to a pot would you say??

Well, that would rather depend on the size of the pot (says I who have never grown sweet peas in a pot in my life).....however, I have planted them in wigwams in the open ground and I've found spacing 15cm (6ins) apart works quite well.

Planting sweet peas and hollyhocks in pots

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:57
Kay8 wrote (see)

So much to read there David K!! Haha! So, if I'm planting sweet peas to actually grow in pots... what size would I need?

Kay - 46cm (18in) deep if you can....something like those half-barrels would be good.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:46
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Hanging basket sweet peas, now there's a thought for next summer 

OL - I'm not too keen on them TBH, but I have made them up for friends. Having said that, it is useful to be able to make-up your baskets in October and keep them overwinter in the greenhouse i.e. the seed can be sown directly into the baskets.

cairnsie wrote (see)

Just wanting to ask will I be alright planting out my sweet peas I sowed in mid February they have 3 pairs of leaves now. I am growing spencer special, knee high and cupid. They have been in a cold frame since germination.

Thanks for any help

No reason at all why not, cairnsie.

 rosemummy wrote (see)

hi david if you read this, my sweet peas benn out 2-3 weeks and most are bushing out a little but none are much taller than when i put them in, is this right? anything i should feed yet?

 

Rosemummy - Unless they seem to be sickly, they will be just fine....they will amaze you when they do take off.

Don't feed them until they are producing flowers.

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:22
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42382.jpg?width=350

 Like so.

Btw, those are hanging basket sweet peas called 'Cupid White'.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:21

Good luck with them, linzy.....to post a pic: 1) click on the little green tree, on the taskbar 2) click 'select' in the 'select files to be uploaded' 3) choose your pic from your pc 3) then click 'upload'...(it can sometimes take a little while) then click 'save' when it has uploaded.

bluebells at Felley priory.

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 14:54

Anyone living in the Burton-upon-Trent/Lichfield/Stafford areas may like to know that this and a few other places locally where I like to see & take a few pics of bluebells.

http://www.bluebellwoodsyoxall.co.uk/

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:06

Like Freecycle, Lily.

Fertilisers

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:01
Kay8 wrote (see)

Thanks David K! Haha!

 

 ....had to straighten you up, Kay...thought you were in bed.

All you need to do now is copy your pic and use it for your avatar,

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:41

Not sure I understand, sweet peas are extremely hardy (will shrug off temps of  -10c with no problem at all) so why are they indoors to start with and why do they need hardening-off?

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