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Camera Corner

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:18

 Great shots everyone.

The evening skies looked rather angry here tonight.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 14:02

Chicky - the secateurs I use are like this:

As I said, they're operated singlehanded and grip whatever you're cutting.


Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:46

Hi, chicky

Pleased you've had success with your Chelsea Collection....if anyone ordering seed from Eagle SPs mentions my name, they would be interested.

Regarding those tall plants, I wouldn't recommend hacking them....I have a pair of long, single hand operated, secateurs for the purpose.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 17:36

"I know I'm barred from this thread" if!    Thank you for your kind words. xx

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 19:21

Made me titter!


Posted: 21/08/2015 at 11:23

Amazing and worrying.

Yesterday I placed an order (car accessory) with Amazon at 13.40, this came with a Parcel Force tracking facility...which reads like so: Order placed 13.40, order collected 15.31 (Southampton) order loaded for delivery (Birmingham) 05.38 .....delivered to customer 09.45.

I'm sure you'll agree, 19 hrs delivery (free btw) is pretty amazing. But oh dear, this is doing nothing for the demise of our high streets.

Yellow leaves

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 09:07

Hi, Angela....I think we need to think where we are in the season. At this time of year it isn't usual to feed high nitrogen feed, which will promote new leaf growth that (because of their tenderness) may get damaged by winter frosts.

It would probably be preferable to feed 'Growmore', which is equally balanced in all three nutrients i.e nitrogen, phosphates & potash, followed by a mulch of garden compost or well rotted manure.

I note that 'Miracle Gro Shrub and Rose food' has an NPK rating 5-11-15, which being high in nitrogen & potash would make it an ideal spring feed.

Yellow leaves

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:05

It is maybe short of minerals such as iron or magnesium or needs a general fertilizer....although this should have been applied earlier in the season.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 12:12

On no, Lily.....I was thinking of 'good' music like this:


It's my birthday

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 11:51

Happy Birthday, Panda...hope you have a good one.

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