David K

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Posted: 24/03/2016 at 09:12

Vision Express used to offer specs made within an hour, not sure this service still exists or would include offers. However, they have branches all over the UK, so may be worth thinking about.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 09:55

GD - You may be interested to know that I was speaking to the owner of Eagle Sweet Peas yesterday and I mentioned the problem of your 'purple' plants......he too was fairly sure they would recover. However, due to your location, he wondered if salty winds may be a factor....also lack of nitrogen.

Regarding the latter, a foliar spray of liquid seaweed would be helpful.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:28

Good to know, Obs....was (as posted earlier) thinking about you & yours.

Mister / sprayer - recommendation sought

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 14:01

For the job in hand, I see nothing wrong with a Wilcos one, costing around 85p.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 09:12

Second the thoughts being with the people of Belgium.....especially thinking about Obelixx, long standing and respected grassroots member of this forum who lives there.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 16:28

So sorry, Guernsey Donkey....I did think after posting, it may be a tad hurtful and insensitive. In my defence I have to say, tried to make people aware of this issue many times to what I think as tedium at times.

Again sorry,  they'll be fine and another lesson learned, eh?

Frog Spawn count

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 13:35

Hope you don't mind, Clarington:



Hello, I'm new here!

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 11:52

Hi, Laura...welcome to the forum. As someone who has recently lost a family member to cancer, please accept my sincere sympathy & good wishes.....apart from other factors, this must have left a huge hole in your life re gardening matters.

We're a pretty diverse bunch here, but I can vouch for their outstanding knowledge & helpfulness.

I seem to have assumed the mantle of being a bit of a sweet pea specialist, but to be honest I'm never happier than when I'm messing around with fruit 'n veg.

Oh...I mess around with photography too.  


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 08:24

Hi. Flowerlover.....that's a tad too far for the tough love I advocate.  I think they will recover from the slug damage by growing new shoots.

While I'm here, I have to say that I find it slightly frustrating when peeps post here with problems such as cold wind damage that I've tried my best to forewarn about.

Anything I post here is based on many years of  trial/error and experience.....I try my best to pass on the benefits.  

Good luck Guernsey Donkey.   

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 21:18

Oh dear, that's so disappointing, Guernsey Donkey  I'm sure you are right, it's probably wind burn......but in fairness, I've warned about here lots of times and It's a fact we've had these cold biting winds for many weeks now.

Probably best to return them to your cold greenhouse to recover (they will) meantime be sparse with watering.

I'm never quite sure about the term 'hardening-off' when applied to sweet peas.....they are already hardy, unless made soft by too much pampering.

I'll repeat something else I've said here many times, 'I've never lost sweet peas to frost, but I have lost them to cold winds'.  

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