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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 12:54

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 Jenny & Derek....Mr & Mrs Eagle.

I unashamedly use 'Bug Clear', chicky.....it's systemic and remains effective for  six weeks. It's about as environmentally as you can get, if you follow the instructions to the letter.  

I need hugs too....

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:23

 BizzieB...please add it to the 'Quote' thread.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:08

Growing them by the cordon method (no need top bother yourself with that at the mo) you do remove all tendrils and compensate by tying them in by hand.

Yours need to retain some tendrils to enable them to climb, so best remove those in the vicinity & about to entwine your flower stems. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:51
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

These ones are going to my 'show' Sweet peas Dabid, I'm going to look after them very carefully......no shabby chic for these babies 

 

....I'll sent you a schedule for Southport.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:28
Orchid Lady wrote (see)
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 My first EagLe Sweet Pea flower, I think it's Banty.

 

Now that's class! Just look at the long, strong stem on the left.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:26

I understand...... just being mischievous again.

Just switched on the vacuum cleaner.... dead as a do-do,  checked the fuse, nothing wrong there....shall I be happy or sad?

Btw, I'm not 90 either.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 10:15

OL - Trying to work out if I'm been complimented or not.

"I haven't got big enough supports and haven't snipped the tendrils but I have been cutting them A LOT and every morning I seem to get a load more".

Btw, those should smell really nice, as the purples verging into blues usually are the most scented.

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:45
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Googled image. 

Like so.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:41
Shaun Gibbs wrote (see)

Thanks guys. David sorry for being so "green" which parts are the tendrils 

 

No prob..they are those little thin spidery bits they use to climb.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:32

Hello, Shaun ......welcome to the forum.

I would say they look pretty good....well done!

Just a couple of tips, I think they may outgrow their supports soon, so may need something a little higher....and you may wish to snip off some of those tendrils to prevent them distorting the flower stems.

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