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Posted: 15/08/2015 at 22:20
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)


DavidK.   I meant 'our' in general.   


...sorite, Rb...I usually see  'our' as a term of endearment.


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:02

Not my Monty, Rb  ...a rather contentious issue and Mr D has been done to death hereabouts already.

Sweet peas have succumbed to powdery mildew again

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:54

Powdery Mildew can be kept in check by a monthly spray of  'Systhane' (available from most GCs) applied from June until the end of flowering.

Dry conditions and lack of air circulation are the main causes of mildew in SPs.

Poor air circulation is usually as a result of planting too densely. Dry conditions can be helped by watering the foliage regularly.   


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:39

 This picture made me smile. Monty Don interviewing Derek Heathcote (boss of Eagle Sweet Peas) at Chelsea. It just happens that Derek can't stand Mr D.....but it doesn't show, does it?

Photos from ipad

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 09:29

Of course you can transfer your pics to 'photobucket' 'phtobox' or the like.....there you will able to edit them i.e. rotating them and many other things.

Doing this also simplifies transferring then here via 'the green tree'.


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 18:51

They were picked before they were ready, or perhaps they were mange tout.

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:04

Apols for messing wiv your bee, KEF. 

TBH I'm not sure if the original wasn't better, inasmuch as it was possible to enlarge the whole shot by clicking on it.

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:24


KEF's bootiful bee.

What is the best soil tester kit?

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:46

Whoops! ......just read a few of the reviews and some are not too flattering.

As I said, this isn't the one I have, so perhaps it would be advisable to pay a little more for better quality. However, it does offer another solution.

What is the best soil tester kit?

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:40

Hi, Ms Magoo

I use a meter myself....less faffing-about, easy to read & permanent.

This isn't the one I use, but would be quite adequate and I'm sure you'll agree very reasonably priced:


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