David K

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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. 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 16:28

Hi, Shirley
Can I say, I hate it when things go wrong, but as the guys have said don't give up....it's all a learning curve. Having said that, I would be letting you down if I said things were looking good.

Where do I start? As the guy's have already said yours look soft/tender and are probably being affected by cold (a common problem with garden centre plants) motto for the future 'grow your own from seed'......nothing special required, just sow the seed in situ about this time of year.

From what I can see, It would seem to me that just one pot would have been sufficient, as there seems to be several individual plants at each cane......so somehow you'll need to get rid of some, leaving just a couple of plants at each cane.
Another problem is that inasmuch as sweet peas are very deep-rooted, your container is too shallow.

Sweet peas are climbing plants, so require a structure to enable them to climb, rather than a single cane. As I don't know what variety they are, perhaps you may be able to see the eventual height from the label information.

I sure there will be further questions, which I'll be happy to answer if I can.


Long handle shovel

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:36

I think I know what you mean......not much used here in the UK (except for ditching) but I know they are in other countries.

Amazon have a good selection, just search 'long handled shovels'.

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 11:07
Joyce21 wrote (see)

G's World would benefit from more input from Carol Klein.

I agree, Joyce, her plant knowledge is impeccable.....but, It has to be said her exuberant style isn't to everyone's taste.

Personally, I would have liked to have seen her given the GW job instead of Mr D.

Camera Talk

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:33

 Thanks, Fg......couldn't help myself.

Camera Talk

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:20

Whoops......second thoughts, maybe not monochrome, but as near as dammit.

Camera Talk

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:17

Love those. Fg.  Clever you, self-shots and monochrome. Monochrome (for me)changed that shot from an ordinary one to a stunner.

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