David K

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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'.  

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 15:55

Good to know, Yvie.....hope your back is better.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 14:35

May I just add a timely reminder to the thread?

Soon we'll be planting out those autumn sown plants......remember to plant at least 8 inches apart (1ft if space allows). This allows for adequate air circulation between plants.....any closer could lead to mildew problems later in the season.

25th Anniversary Magazine

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 14:33

Whoops.....posted in the wrong shop!

Camera Talk

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 10:50

 More gorgeous Highland shots, Fg.......had to have a little tinker.  

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:47
Verdun wrote (see)

Missed that David......

Trust me to muddy the waters, Verd.

I don't think it's a big deal really.....although I would (as Lizzie suggests) maybe line them.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 17:43
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

David ,right, basic question. To soak overnight , or not worth the effort?


Total waste of time, Hosta.  Although I suppose it could be said, it does no harm.

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 09:34

Just a thought....car tyres are known to be carcinogenic, maybe worth thinking about when growing food crops. 


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