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David K

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Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:23

"I think much more should be done for us, how about Coronation Street allotments, East Enders veg patch. Big Brothers cutting garden, Simon Cowell up to his elbows in muck.Get me out of here, a jungle garden special."

You mean Arthur Fowler doesn't have an allotment anymore??? 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:03
KEF wrote (see)

Let you into a secret I'm not fussed about sweetpeas, I spent more time deadheading than enjoying the perfume. I'm wearing my tin hat

You're barred!!!! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:53




 I agree, FG..... I know I've posted this one elsewhere before, but it does illustrate what you are saying......flower, Surfinia.

Note. The camera lens I was using then didn't have quality as present ones.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:29
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Lovely pic David.

Thanks, Lily.....was just browsing through my pics and this one reminded me of the beautiful warm sunny afternoon when I took it.....a great year for bees.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:49


Another from last year's lovely summer.


Tomato Feed - Yes or No

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:42

I'll be sowing the seed of mine this week-end, I know this will give me a nice sized plants for my cold greenhouse during the second week in May, when hopefully we shouldn't have anymore frost.....the seed of outdoor varieties will be sown two week's later.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 18:01

Just for you, KEF.


 I'm not keen, far prefer other aspects of gardening.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:46


Mankind and trees

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:35

Really good subject, Mike.....the tree's contribution to mankind is incalculable. The first wheel was made by early Mespotamians from solid wood.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 12:25

Owen -  I agree don't seem to have anything to be concerned about. For sure you are not too late this year and seem on course for some beautiful flowers.

As I've said before, I've never used toilet roll middles for sowing and appreciate that they are biodegradable. However, it concerns me that if the whole tube isn't planted the full depth of the tube & below the surface....the exposed top will not rot and may syphon water away from the young plants.

While I'm here, I would just like to say this on the subject of the hardiness of sweet peas. Many, many times mine have been frozen solid in their pots and the compost rock hard, with the young seedlings flopped over. BUT, as soon as the weather warms-up again & the compost thaws out, they recover & are soon standing upright  again.

Discussions started by David K

M D's Morello Cherry

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Heated Propagators

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The Mystery of NPK

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Monty in the rain

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Tudor Monastry Farm

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Camera Corner

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Rose bed ideas

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Carol Klein's, Life in a Cottage Garden

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The A to Z of TV Gardening

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Happy New Year

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Left handed tape measure:

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Growing Sweet Peas

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