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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 20:32

Hi, ommthree

Watering is something you have to play by ear really, under-watering be preferable to overwatering. To be honest, I don't water very often at all during the winter, when I do, I try to choose a time when a few frost-free nights are expected....the object being to prevent the roots being encased in a block of ice.

The object at this time is to just keep them marking time until the spring growth begins.

Cutting back neighbours privet hedge

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 18:19

Never used the 'ignore' button since I've been here....unless I'm mistaken, isn't it like reading a book with some of the pages missing?

How to stop Ash!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 22:09

Shropshire Rose.....this forum sometimes has its ups & downs, but it is consistent with its eagerness to help others, particularly those new to gardening.

I would add that it's very important not to allow weeds to develop seed. There's an old gardener's saying 'one years seed, five year's weed' and this is very true.  

How to stop Ash!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 16:47

For the record and because Shropshire Roses is new to gardening, Roundup & Roundup Tree Stump and Root Killer is Glyphosate.

How to stop Ash!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 11:37

I would resort to the chemical route for this particular problem i.e. apply Glyphosate with a paint brush to the leaves of each individual sapling.

Having said that, this will have to wait until spring, as it will be ineffective until the sap begins to rise. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 09:08
LesleyK wrote (see)

KEF your moon pic is lovely.  Fraid I can't say the same about yours David.  That's just cheek

What a beautiful view DD

 

Can't come up with a masterpiece every time! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 22:04

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65281.png?width=201&height=251&mode=max

 Another moon shot!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 12:09
Wills wrote (see)

Hi David i agree with what you are saying although i started mine off in a heated propogater and as soon as the seedlings began to show i put them in my cold green house they are growing happily in 3 inch pots i am waiting for 4 true double leaves then i will pinch out to encourage side growth .and i will fingers crossed have a nice display this year 

 

Thank you, Wills.....I would say however, you must have been lucky in having a mild spell of weather when you transferred them.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 21:41

I think as with all gardening techniques, we do, and are wise to do whatever works for us as individuals. I just try to pass on what has worked for me over many years.

I think I've mentioned this before, it is quite acceptable to sow your sweet pea seed  directly into the open ground in the autumn and provided you protect them against slugs, snails & icy winds, they will grow fine.

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:27

There's a new introduction of a sweet pea called 'Turquoise Lagoon' that I would be interested to see.

The suppliers claim 'each delicate pink bloom gradually matures to a striking turquoise colour' ......probably one of those gimmicky, one season wonders.  

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