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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 18:12

Ah, gotcha....hadn't seen it.

Anyway, sweet pea 'bud-drop' isn't all that serious and will sort itself out when the nights get warmer.

It usually happens at the start of the flowering period and is mainly caused by variation in temperature i.e. hot days and cold nights.

It helps not to use cold water direct from the tap....let it stand for 24hrs if possible.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:40
KEF wrote (see)

Bumped this back up for latest ? about flowers dropping off.

 

Am I being thick again??

Growing Roses

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:18

Beautiful, KEF...the first one seems to have a nursery in the background.

Could have sworn I heard the twittering of birds when I looked at the second one!

Growing Roses

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 12:52

Now this is going to date me. I’ve just found my old rose notebook which dates back to when I used to specialise in them…….it even has scribble in it from when the kids were ickle.

Varieties I grew: Eden Rose, Ena  Harkness, First Love, Golden Eddie, Grandmere Jenny, Mc Greedys Yellow, Marcel Gret, Peace, Poinsettia, President Hoover, Forty Niner, White Swan, Madame Butterfly, Paulette, Dorothy Peach, Prima Ballerina, Gail Borden, Carmen Talon, Ophelia, Perfecta, Better Times, Betty Uprichard, Chrysler Imperial, Crimson Glory (cross between Peace & Ena Harkness) and The Doctor.

chicken resistant plants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 10:49

Chickens will reduce a piece of land to a lunarscape in a very short time......plants they won't eat; I would be thinking plant & machinery!  

Growing Roses

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 09:45

On the subject of thorniness, I bought 8 bare-rooted roses from Peter Beale's Roses recently and found it really useful that they give all theirs a thorniness rating.  

Growing Roses

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:59

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/P6160016.jpg

 

Not a particularly good picture.....this is the climber 'Albertine'. I planted it to cover the front of my old shed/workshop.

Although it's quite pretty, not sure I would recommend it, as it flowers only once and looks fairly lack-lustre for the rest of the year.

Growing Roses

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:53

"David, should I remove the water damaged roses? Sorry - stupid question number 1.."

Doh!  I said yes to this on the tuther thread.  It will encourage your bushes to produce more flowers.

Growing Roses

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:48

Just remembered......tea at David Austin's restaurant is served it stylish china cups decorated with (guess what) beautiful roses.

Growing Roses

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:31
BevG wrote (see)

Ha! Thanks David! I will be full of them for a bit until I get up to speed 

 

That's the spirit!

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