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Cutting Sweet Williams

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 16:49
ommthree wrote (see)

I'll cut them mercilessly then to be on the safe side.


They're an excellent plant to harvest seed from, Owen.....just remember to let a couple of heads run to seed and you'll have enough seed to plant your neighbourhood.

Cutting Sweet Williams

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 16:39

Apols, Forester....didn't spot your 'They seed themselves about too' comment before I posted the above.  

Cutting Sweet Williams

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 14:16

Just a point for those growing them in the open ground, they self-seed like wildfire.

Cutting Sweet Williams

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 11:27


Pic taken in Geoff Hamilton's garden.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 11:20


Nice, John....similar to one I have, named 'Ice Blue'.

Cutting Sweet Williams

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 11:16

Ommthree.....and a jolly fine old fashioned flower they are too! Normally I cut mine by about half of their height when they are starting to open.

Btw, Sweet Williams are related to named because their petals seem to have been trimmed with pinking shears.

Beetroot problems...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 09:50

Beetroot (along with all root crops) grow better sown in-situ....very little is gained by starting them off under glass.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 22:11

Excellent shots. John...thanks for posting them.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 16:25

Hello, Emma. I have a fair grasp of growing sweet peas here in the UK, but in the absence of any knowledge of your climate, I'm not sure what advice to offer.

I do have a friend who emigrated to Cyprus a couple of years ago......despite her best efforts, she hasn't managed to grow them successfully.

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