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sweetpea problem

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 13:09

Hi, Darren....we have a dedicated sweet pea thread on the forum where I tend to look out for queries such as yours.  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/growing-sweet-peas/6143-44.html

However, I would just say that I think the curled leaves of your sweet peas is probably due to fluctuating  temperatures, so there isn't much you can do about it. They look very healthy otherwise and I'm sure they will soon outgrow the problem.

Mony Don

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 11:42

Interesting to note  that the original kitchen garden at Chatsworth was 11.5 acres. This would have employed about 40 fulltime gardeners and would have had to feed hundreds of visitors & staff, plus cater for endless banquets & balls.

The average Victorian kitchen garden of the big estates was about 4 acres and would have a staff of about 15 gardeners, under-gardeners & journeymen. They again, had to provide all fruit, veg & flowers for the big house.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:40
SweetPea93 wrote (see)

Didn't think you would be David

 

Hey! That's not a criticism of you personally, SP.....I just have issues with Photoshop taking the skill out of taking pictures.....For example, I am a member of my local camera club and won't enter completions because, not only are  entries manipulated, the judges prefer them to be so.

Now we have 'high dynamic range imagery' .....argh!

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:16

They've turned out really well, SP and thanks for posting them......although I have to say I'm not a fan of Photoshop.

DHC, when I started this thread, it was intended for enthusiasts of photography. The other one, as far as I know is intended for pics of people's gardens.

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:34
Bal wrote (see)
I remember scanning a lady through her pregnancy. She had a large tigers head tattooed on her stomach, it grew enormous during her pregnancy. I also scanned her soon after delivery. It looked awful saggy and with stretch marks running through it. Is canned her through two more pregnancies by the end you couldn't tell what it had been!

 

Not a million miles away, Bal....I can remember when we were kids, dad used to let us carve our initials in the outer skin of the marrows when they were tiny. Of course (like your pregnant lady) they grew ever larger with the growth of the marrow.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:21

Your pics are always an inspiration, fidget.....thanks for giving the thread a bump.

Must try (when it stops raining) to get out wiv me camera.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:17

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/001-5.jpg

 

I got pictures!

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:59

I agree, KT, but would readily accept I'm influenced by where I find myself in the age spectrum. David Beckham has had quite influence and it seems to have spiralled since.

Good luck to those who like them and some do look very artistic. 

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:32

That's a lovely dream, SweetPea......hope it comes true for you one day.

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 22:25
SweetPea93 wrote (see)
What kind of lilac is that if you don't mind my asking. I have a ceanthe-something that I can't spell with light flowers that are dying off now. Yours is a very intense colour!



Ceanothus?

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