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Camera Corner

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 12:23

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/dec76e42-e080-486d-a3f5-845e920c1bc9_zpsnoogzejs.jpg

 

Cheeky Chaffinch.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 17:23

Mark - using old compost isn't some I have ever done, so couldn't really say what success you would have. Having said that, it's a fact that the sweet pea seed need very little other than moisture and a growing medium from the compost....all the seeds nutritional requirements are within the seed itself.

Good luck with the 'cordon method', it's quite labour intensive.

Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 17:03

I visited here recently: http://www.rococogarden.org.uk/SeasonalJoys/Snowdrops.aspx

Posted a couple of pics in Camera Corner, but didn't want to overdo it.

Problems with GW website

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:13

Just to say that (just as an experiment) I tried logging-off from this site & logging-on again (I normally stay logged-on) and it does, for the moment seemed to have restored matters.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:40

You're welcome.

'Etiolated'....nice word and one that could have a future within this thread.  

Problems with GW website

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 09:42

I have this slow loading problem of GW too. I also have Virgin Super Hub with a 50 Mbps broadband connection...all other sites are loading normally.

Over the last couple days I've also had the 'Internet Explorer is not responding' problem, but I think that's a separate issue.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 21:45

Hi, Tesni

I think probably warmth rather than light was the problem. Pinch out the growing tips and they'll probably be okay.

Talkback: How to summer-prune wisteria

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 19:27

I wrote this a long time ago and still have it on file:

 

"Wisterias can be left unpruned where space allows, but flower more freely if pruned in summer and winter to build up a spur system.

August: Shorten-back current season’s shoots to 30cm (12in). This allows more sun to get to the wood, encouraging flower-bud formation.

February: Shorten-back the summer-pruned shoots to within 2.5-5cm (1-2in) of older wood or two to three buds. It should be possible now to distinguish the plumper flower buds from the slimmer growth buds.

Long, whippy shoots that grew after the summer pruning should also be pruned. Cut these back to five or six buds from the main branch, making the cut just above a bud."

 

I think that's the general gist of it!

 

 

 

 

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:14

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/birthday%20cake_zpsri6kbibo.jpg

 

Happy Birthday, KEF.....wishing you a fantastic day. xx

Sweet Pea Dilemma

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:21

Ah well, it was still a splendid amaryllis whoever grew it.

I think you'll find this forum has a less draconian approach than the old beeb boards and (by and large) has  a very friendly & helpful bunch of members.

 

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