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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 12:25

Owen -  I agree don't seem to have anything to be concerned about. For sure you are not too late this year and seem on course for some beautiful flowers.

As I've said before, I've never used toilet roll middles for sowing and appreciate that they are biodegradable. However, it concerns me that if the whole tube isn't planted the full depth of the tube & below the surface....the exposed top will not rot and may syphon water away from the young plants.

While I'm here, I would just like to say this on the subject of the hardiness of sweet peas. Many, many times mine have been frozen solid in their pots and the compost rock hard, with the young seedlings flopped over. BUT, as soon as the weather warms-up again & the compost thaws out, they recover & are soon standing upright  again.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:25
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

They were all the twiggy bits I could find, next year I will go hunting for bigger twiggy bits when people are chopping tress/bushes etc.

Ah, but next year they won't be leggy, so you'll not need them.

A little showing off and a big thank you

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:07
Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

Some men are great housekeepers, but with others you have to break them in by making them live with the consequences of their own poor efforts - like give them the cutlery they didn't wash up properly at the next dinner time.  Funnily enough, they notice the dirt and grease then.  The worst thing you can do is sigh at them and take over the job - that's what they want you to do.



I'll get me coat

A little showing off and a big thank you

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 11:03

It's all a credit to you,'re going to spent some very happy hours there in the future.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:59

Nice take, rainbow shots.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:37
KEF wrote (see)

David I think they are going to make good subjects (just hark at me!)  .  

Thank you, do make me larf sometimes!  

I nearly trod on the one in my pic...HM would not have been amused.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:30

Me too, Dove.....(well didn't grow up on a farm) but spent much of my childhood & teens on one. Even had a partnership in a poultry farm later......but that's another story.

I suppose a case in point was illustrated in last night's 'lambing live' on tv. They were quite robust in the delivery of those young lambs and would imagine viewers being concerned.....but the truth remains, they are tough little blighters & the best was being done for them. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:13

Bless you, sweet is that?

You've added a ickle twig-stake to each of your plants and even tied that's dedication.  When I suggested twiggy bits, I thinking of *bushy twiggy bits. However, it has to be said that they're looking much better than when they were in the garage. 

*Silver birch are good.

Thinking about it, this coddling (as I call it) seems to be a woman maternal thing.

PS, Looking more closely, perhaps they weren't tied.

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:26

 Taken at Sandringham last summer.

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:32
Edd wrote (see)

West Midlands Bird Club? Is that a exclusive mens club David! 


Rather have a dozen spring cabbage plants, these days!



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