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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:03

I've copied this for you from the Eagle website:

"This is the white powder that is seen on the plants (see photo at right). This can be kept at bay by spraying the plants with a product called 'Systhane' which is available from most good garden centres. We spray in anticipation from early June, and continue once a month for the rest of the flowering season. Dry conditions and lack of air circulation (plants too close together) can cause this problem. Dry conditions can be sorted by watering the foliage regularly."

.....prolly a little late for this year, but worth remembering for future years.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:41
rosemummy wrote (see)

thanks david planting in pot was an experiment they did ok up til now, think maybe it's the giant fig tree that they've grown into,pot 1 foot square 6 plants in, is that too close?

 

...fraid so!

When to divide?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:24

Hi, AV

You can divide them in autumn (ground conditions permitting) or spring.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:18

Rosemummy.......the 'white powdery covering' is mildew....this is another sign that they were planted too closely. It prevents air circulating freely between plants and thus provides an ideal habitat for the mildew spoors to grow. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 21:05

Rosemummy, of course I would have wanted you to have the best sweet peas ever.....Truth is, I haven't a clue about the early demise of yours, it could be lots of different reasons.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:57

Love those Gazania, flumpy.  Mine have been ravaged by leaf miners this year.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:32

Lovely shots, OL...Lily will be along later to drool.

I've given up on trying to post in any kind of order, seems everything wants to default to the beginning...even smileys.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:45
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53177.jpg?width=350

 

 

'Bob the builder'! Your talking to a 'Muffin the Mule' man here.

Anyway, I have heard of 'Brian the snail'.

PS. 'Magic Roundabout'?    My kid's era.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:35

Not sure what a 'Travis type character' is....Brian is has been resting for months.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:19

Thanks, OL.....problem is, they need really impoverished soil to succeed, so, as a project  needs to be planned with care. 

Lily, I think this is a better shot of the cornflowers.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/014_zps7d7bec70.jpg

 

 

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