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David K

Latest posts by David K

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:33

Rarely watch Mr Don & generally would hesitate to agree with him.....however, fraid I have to agree with him on this occasion.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:16

Horseygirl - as far as I can see your plants look basically healthy and I would suggest just leaving them alone for the time being.......if they are annoying you, no harm will be done by nipping off the affected leaves.

They're a myriad of reasons for SP leaves turning yellow, ranging from overcrowding, lack of air circulation, not enough root depth, etc, etc.

I wouldn't worry too much about them at this stage.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 12:17

Right, Lilly......those patio sweet peas will need a weekly feed of a high potash feed (this encourages flower production). Some report good results using 'Tomorite', this is of course a high potash feed, although there lots of alternatives.

Regarding those in the garden, much depends how much preparation soil preparation was done before planting out. I deep dig & add well rotted manure in the winter, so they require little in way of feed during the flowering season.

Judging from what you say, I would guess that both of yours would benefit from a feed of liquid seaweed just now.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 09:13
Lily Pilly wrote (see)

David how often should the sweet peas be fed at this stage? Mine are looking great but worried if the warmth doesn't increase there may be no flowers!


To answer this I would need to know how you are growing them, Lily...i.e. in containers or the open ground.  

Growing Roses

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 22:05

Bump for rosemummy.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 22:01

With pleasure, rosemummy......I'll bump it back up for you.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 15:47


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 10:53

Anyone else ever get the idea they're wasting their time???? 



Music in the Garden

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 13:48

Bet Rb is a Mat Munro fan.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 13:42

 Spotted this poking through my neighbours fence, this morning......actually there were masses of them, but I decided to focus on this single bloom.

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Any Apple Experts?

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Chester Visit

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Top Tom Tip

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Britain's National Bird

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I D please?

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RIP Joe Cocker...

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RIP Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

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It's all quite shameful...

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Strictly 2014

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Blue strawberries?

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