David K

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Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:41

"Do you pinch the tops of your sw.p's? The Sugar and Spice seed packets says not to pinch them."

No, GD......you can remove some of the tendrils during the season if you wish.


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 09:39

Yvies - Given that the weather is forecast is fairly good for the coming week, probably sometime during the week......decorating chores permitting. 

I always feel it's a case of when the soil is workable, more than the weather, certainly not advisable to plant in wet ground....and do remember to protect them against cold biting winds in the early stages. As I've said many times 'I've never lost sweet peas to frost, but I have lost them to cold winds'.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 20:51



Whoops.....they seem to have been subject to too much warmth, flumpy....they need to be somewhere much cooler.

Those above are several months old.

Private Messaging

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:08
HORTICO wrote (see)

How pathetic.


Truly what a load of wasters.


And we call ourselve s human beings..  CRAP. 


Someone been on the late night, happy juice again???

Camera Talk

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 13:34

 Close-up of a rather pretty freesia.

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 11:05

 Had a little tinker, Fg.....tried to use the shadows rather than remove them.

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:27

Hope you don't mind me saying, Fg....just a slight tinkering with shadows & brightly lit areas would make the 'sheep shot' magnificent.

Can't play around much this morning myself, as a few Mother's Day things going on.

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:07

Stunning again, Fg.....I'm all out of  superbitives to praise your efforts.

Favourite gardens to visit?

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 18:47







 Taken during my last visit to Lea Gardens.

Using soot on the veg patch

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 14:12

Yes, certainly before the advent of slug pellets and the like, Victorian gardeners would trickle a ring of it around plants they needed to protect from slugs & snails.

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RIP Cliff Michelmore & Paul Daniels

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RIP Terry Wogan....

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