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Camera Corner

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:09

As someone who is aware of how much a good camera lens can cost, when we see the process in this clip, it's easy to understand why.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZtYSE-ZwAI

Grow / Greenhouse

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:54

While I think these represent really good value for money and can be very useful, temperatures do fluctuate wildly and they are subject to condensation.  

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:45

Just like to say, that I use Vitax Q4 as a top dressing when planting out my own sweet peas...although (as previously stated) blood fish & bone meal will do just fine.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:33

To be honest, Gg, I don't usually grow dwarf sweet peas and those I have, haven't had a spreading habit.....you'll probably have to plant thickly for ground cover.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:01

'Health & safety issues'...... I'm a retired signalman so I do so well understand that.

Probably something like plastic covered netting, plastic covered chain link netting if the funds allow.

RIP Terry Pratchett

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:32

I agree, a great man and brilliant author.

Thankfully he passed away without reverting to taking his own life, which of course was on his agenda.

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:28

I think that works very well, Ann....what I had in mind when I started this thread really.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:23

You're very welcome. pottering girl.

A generous handful per sq yard of blood, fish & bone meal applied at planting out time will get them off to a good start.

*Your autumn sowings should be in bud around mid-May and will flower until September.....those sown in the spring will flower from early July until the arrival of frosts.

*This is approximate, depending on the weather.

 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 17:38

Hi, 

You are in a little bit of a tizz!  Presuming you are in the UK and these plants have been grown from autumn sown seed, it's time they were planted out now.

Being deep rooted, they will do best in deeply dug & fertilized open ground. They need to removed from their pots, retaining as much compost as possible to avoid root disturbance......this doesn't apply to biodegradable pots of course, these are planted in the ground, complete with plants.

Some people do prefer to use large pots or containers for their final planting, but this is a second best IMHO.

They will need supports of around 8 ft and some kind of wind protection in the early weeks.....oh,  and keep an eye open for slugs 'n snails.

Hope that helps.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:54

Great pictures, Ann....I particularly like the effort you've put into capturing artistic shape & form.

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