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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:58
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Thank you for the compliment by the way David, I have had a couple of bendy stems though 

 

Compliment? Now when I saw your 'wedding' photos..... phwoar - swoon - thud!

Then I could quite easily have complimented you.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:43
rosemummy wrote (see)

You see David, told you you need to move to Sheffield, I' d happily give that lot a home!

 

Maybe, rosemummy.....I always wanted to be a little mester.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:40

OL - I see the stems are nice, long & straight......just to prepare you, as the season progresses the stems will shorten substantially, so have some egg cups standing by.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:30

This is one day's cutting from another year......so you see why I need to dispose of them.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0694.jpg

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:25
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I am cutting them tomorrow David, most of them have come out yesterday/today, I cut a load on Saturday, couldn't throw them in the compost heap, I'll just fill the house with sweet peas  

 

 After all the hard work, we don't want them going to seed.

I took loads to an old people's home today......according to the staff, the smell brings back childhood memories. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:16

Snot the supports wots bothering me......they need cutting, even if you throw them on the compost heap.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:44

 Oh dear.....were they as bad as that??

I've entered this one in tonight's camera club competition. Named it 'Ducks at Dusk'.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/022_zps373d6577.jpg

 

Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:55
Old timer2 wrote (see)

I was advised only this year by a nurseryman here in the North that upturning leaves is generally the result of low night time temperatures. The aim being to maintain a minimum of 50 degrees. This I have managed this year with no problems, but yes, it has been a warmer Spring. A minimum/maximum thermometer is a must for checking these temps.

 

I agree with that, Old timer.

Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:54

Regarding removing leaves from your tomato pants. It has to be remembered that they are there for a reason and don't be over enthusiastic in removing them.....yellow leaves have done their job and can be removed of course.

A rule of thumb that has served me well of the years is to only remove leaves from below trusses of fruit that are ripening.

The prime reason for removing these leaves is to improve air circulation and thus aid ripening.

 

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:25

"David, I already mentioned that the DA restaurant had a queue coming out of the door at lunchtime! We did have a hot chocolate when we arrived, but not lunch. Also the B & B did a good breakfast."

Yes, I spotted this, but didn't know if you had decided to join the queue.....shame, you missed a treat. 

 

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