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Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:45

Not sure if it's always understood that wood-ash contains very little potash and for it to have any significant effect, it would need to be added in quite large amounts to make any difference.....sulphate of potash is far more useful.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:33

Hi, Wonky

Yes, I did know Dove is your ma...I think I acknowledged that in my welcome post when you joined the she's a top mum!   

Love your pink sweet pea.  

Generally the dark coloured  sweet peas have the strongest scent and the best of all  (and still available) is a variety named 'Cupani', named after a Sicilian monk by the name of Cupani who sent the seed of the wild sweet pea to Robert Uvedale of Enfield more than 300 years ago, and from this all our modern varieties are descended.

Sadly, as with many other flowers, hybridisation has resulted in some loss of scent, but most growers will recommend and supply varieties with scent as a priority.

Personally my own preference is for them to look good and scent is a secondary consideration.....this is from a show bench point of view, rather than for cut flowers, of course.  


Posted: 11/06/2015 at 08:46

Think I would just add it to the compost heap, primrose.

Britain's National Bird

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 08:35
pansyface wrote (see)

Loudmouthed and ready to pick a fight......

Isn't this always the way with divas?

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 08:33

Welcome to the forum, horseygirl.

Difficult to give a definitive answer to your query without seeing a pic, it would be useful if you could post one.  

Britain's National Bird

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 08:29

 Googled pic:

Well done to the our national bird.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 22:35

You're welcome....but remember, those tendrils are a there for a purpose i.e. enabling them to climb. So if you remove most of them, they will require tying in.

Remember to feed & water freely at this stage too.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 21:56

I see no problems with those, Baz...they look healthy and have a lot more upwards growth to make yet. You can remove some of the tendrils to avoid them becoming too tangled, Also, when these tendrils attach themselves to the flower stems, they make them twisted too...almost ruining the flowers.  

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 15:19

Slightly puzzled by your query, Baz. Do you know what type they are? Your question suggests they may be something other than the standard cordon type.....unless you remove the tendrils they do get rather tangled, but not usually this early in the season.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 22:29

Gonna sign off with this:

Nite nite.

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