David K

Latest posts by David K

Compost fork

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 16:57

Hi, I've always used a long handled muck fork, by Bulldog......will last for years.


Btw, ash handles are best.


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 16:22

Aster - sweet peas don't like root disturbance, so if your existing pots will mange for a little while longer, I wouldn't.

I've never 'potted-on' any of mine, I make sure they have pots with adequate depth to last until planting out time, when I sow the seed.  

Woodchip as snail control

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:41

Not sure woodchip would have the desired effect, but have used pine needles with some success,

I must say that living near a pine forest helps for me. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:31

Thanks for the update, Fairy.

Was it originally  in colour then?', not this time, I shot it in monochrome and post processed it into sepia.

Camera Talk

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:45


 Not sure if this works in sepia......a winter scene by my local river.

Camera Talk

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:28

More wonderful pics, Fairy. I can now well understand their therapeutic value......if only my own local medicine were so sweet. 

No Gardeners World and

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:50

Seems Gardeners' World is going to the dogs!

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 12:43

I think worth remembering that these plastic greenhouses get very hot on moderately sunny days, so on such days perhaps just put them in there overnight. 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 12:17

Hi, Wonkey.....they need transferring to somewhere cool, asp....a coldframe, mini-plastic greenhouse etc.

PS. Don't give up on those who haven't surfaced yet.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 12:15

Footnote to the 'Painted Lady' sweet pea.....anyone notice it's the same colour as the flowers on the old Victorian runner bean of the same name?......Need to find the significance of that.

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