David K

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Autumn Sowing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 09:22

Personally I can't understand why Monty Don considered it necessary to conduct his 'sweet pea trial' in the first place, as the outcome of sowing them at varying times is fairly basic knowledge.....I suspect it was to save face, having being dismissive of autumn sowings in the first episode of the present series of GW (he also quite wrongly said Spencer sweet peas have little or no scent).

He did indeed say in the latest episode that it was an update and the 'trial' was.yet to be concluded, but you don't have to be a  genius to work out what the outcome will be.


Fork Handles

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 22:05
Insomnia1973 wrote (see)

I wish David. We're off to stupid Menorca,Spain.

Whoops....I take it not with a good heart?

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 21:45

Hope you have a great time, Becks.....if you are taking a break in the UK, the weather certainly looks set fair. I'm planing to visit Blackpool on Sunday to see the illuminations, haven't seen them since I was a youngster.

Wartime Farm

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 19:21

Just read this clip about tomorrow night's first episode.

"Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn face up to the challenges of the biggest revolution ever seen in the history of the British countryside as they turn Manor Farm back to how it was run in the Second World War. When Britain entered the war, two-thirds of all Britain's food was imported - and now it was under threat from a Nazi blockade. To save Britain from starvation, the nation's farmers were tasked with doubling food production in what Churchill called 'the frontline of freedom'. This meant ploughing up 6.5 million acres of unused land - a combined area bigger than the whole of Wales.

In this first episode, the farmers find themselves in a new location, a new time period and with a new team member. There is a new farmhouse to modernise, strict new rules to abide by and air raid precautions to contend with.

The team begin by reclaiming badlands to grow new crops. Peter works with a blacksmith to design a special 'mole plough' to help drain the waterlogged clay fields. Ruth and Alex get to grips with a troublesome wartime tractor - and must plough through the night to get the wheat crop sown in time.

On top of farmers' herculean efforts to double food production, their detailed knowledge of the landscape also made them ideal recruits for one of the war's most secret organisations - the 'Auxiliary Units', a British resistance force trained to use guerrilla tactics against German invasion."

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 09:09
lilylouise wrote (see)


Our Grandaughter Lily- who has cerebral palsy which affects her walkng-  went to watch the Equestrian event yesterday - she told her Daddy she would like to be in the Paralympics 2024  Bless her little cotton socks


Pam LL x 

Awww, bless!

Pictures of your best looking veg..

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 09:04

Nice cobs, Pam.

I don't grow sweet corn, but as they are wind pollinated, I thought pollination may have be difficult this year.

Having said that and knowing your meticulous attention to detail, it wouldn't surprise me if you were up at the crack of dawn, doing the job with a rabbits tail.


Sweet Pea Queries

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 22:12



Pictures of your best looking veg..

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 22:07

Loving carrots:




What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 21:18

Enjoy your day, BB.....it seems as if it's going to be a gorgeous one.


Posted: 04/09/2012 at 11:57

Sorry, Maud.

Kate, you are quite right....I misinterpreted 50p for 50%.

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