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David K

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New Gardening Show

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 19:19

....I didn't, until you just told me!

New Gardening Show

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:58

....get out the blue paint!

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:20

Hi, again,'ve done nothing wrong at all, but (IMHO) the Garden Centres should be downright ashamed of themselves for selling these (and other) things without giving guidance.

Normally they throw half a dozen or so seeds into a 9cm pot, water them, stick them somewhere unsuitably stop the GC. They adopt the same procedure with other things, such as runner beans & peas.

We assume you have half a dozen or so individual plants in each pot and these need to be gently teased apart into individual plants......gently does it, as sweet peas don't like root disturbance.

So now, where to plant them? As said previously, your container is far too shallow for these deep rooted plants, so try to find somewhere in the open ground where the soil has been deeply dug, then replant about 15cm apart.....alternatively, in the deepest pots you can find.

Initially just put a few twiggy sticks around them for support.....we'll talk about more substantial support later if you wish.

It's a shame really, cos you probably only needed to buy 1 or 2 pots.  

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 09:20

Thanks, Fairy  I see you as a well rounded, erudite person who I personally look up to and I imagine you've put those horrible experiences behind you now.

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 20:56

Trust me to be boring, but speaking as one half of a broken marriage, I'm amazed why things were allowed to fester as per The Archers storyline.

I left the marital home and singed it over to my ex, complete with all the contents (except me shed & garden tools) acrimonious court battles or filling the pockets of solicitors. We now live 3 miles apart and are still friends i.e. birthday cards & Chrissie  presents.

That was almost 30 years since.....I've had a few relationships that seemed to fizzle-out when we reached the point where they wanted to rearrange my furniture.  

So no hugs for me, ta!

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:07
Fairygirl wrote (see)

As someone who doesn't listen to the Archers but knows of the storyline, please support this cause and also support anyone who you think might be in this position.

I also heard the latest on the evening news, and, as someone who has stood with the knife in her hand, I know how it feels when you can't take any more and you're seconds away from making the biggest mistake of your life. That's when I knew I had to get out and I did. 

I was lucky - not everyone is. 

Awww.....hugs from me, FG. xx

If you listen to the Archers ....

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 19:18

That's it!!! Helen's finally cracked and done it for Creepy. 

BBC 2's popular gardening series 'Big Dreams, Small Spaces' with Monty Don

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 17:20
Verdun wrote (see)

I think, deep down, we all like and respect Monty.  

Sweet Peas

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 16:32

Shirley, I've replied to your query on the 'Sweet Pea Know How' thread.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 16:30

GD - Fraid it's a feature of Sugar 'n Spice, they do grow very slowly at first. 

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