David K

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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:11
ommthree wrote (see)

Thanks David! I'll try to be patient. Not my forte!

I understand, tis so for most!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:09

Just listening to 'baby can I hold you' - another 'Tracey', Tracy Chapman wivout an 'e'.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 18:04
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Errr, I hate to tell you David but that was Dolly and Kenny Rogers  Agree though, it's a brilliant song.

I'm just listening to the top 100 80's countdown on Absolute 80s 

Yes, spotted my faux pas just in time to edit it, Tracey.


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:56

I can see the problem, P..maybe you could tie some string around the canes at intervals of 3 or 4 ins, just for say the first foot....as soon as they start climbing they'll need no help.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:41

Yay! .....Dolly and Kenny Rogers, 'Islands in the stream' ....bootiful!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:20

Ommthree - I think you just need to be patient....It's still early days and I'm sure they'll catch-up when the nights are less chilly.



Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:17
4thPanda wrote (see)

David, in building my support for the peas, do I need horizontals as well as verticals for them to climb up?

Well, yes & no, Panda.....if it's a wigwam perhaps some pea-netting around the bottom or even some bushy twigs..... just something to get them climbing. Once they are about a foot or so high, they will climb up each other.

If I knew what type of support you were constructing, I could be more precise.

Support for cordon growing is entirely different. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:58

Just Googled sweet pea images and was quite surprised just how many of my own pics are on display there. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:21


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:44

On the subject of pinching-out sweet peas, although most of us understand it is to encourage them to produce side shoots and make for bushier plants.

However, I thought (although no-one will be remotely interested) I would explain why. Pinching-out encourages the plants hormones called auxins to move to the side or auxiliary tips……these auxins will produce growth for new and stronger growing tips.

 I really must try to get out more!

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