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David K

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Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 21:16

Hi, Catie, I've just had a tip-off that you need some help.......I would just say that the thread 'Sweet Pea Know How' mentioned by the guys, is located in the Potting Shed bit of the forum.

I've read your query and I'm very sorry to say that from the description of your homemade compost, it will be far too rich for sowing sweet pea seed....or, I venture to say any other seed. I would use it either as a potting compost or soil enricher.

Use a low nutrient seed compost such as John Innes seed or No1 compost for autumn sowing of sweet pea seed or (as Fairygirl does) multipurpose compost in the Spring.

Camera Talk

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 12:47

Quite right,'s mainly for DSLR camera lenses, although some of the info is relevant to your camera.

I do believe that our camera club is trying to engage the services of Charlie Waite to give a you already know an outstanding photographer.

Camera Talk

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 11:58

 Gorgeous sunset (the sky seemed to be on fire)  following a very hot day in July 2014.

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 09:34

Ann Widdecombe. but would skip desert.

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 09:18

Listen to this without a lump in your throat if you dare!

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 18:08

Hosta - Just as you like. However if you sow now you will need a little heat (about 10c/50f) to germinate the seed. But I have to be honest and say that as we are near to mid-Feb, you might as well wait for another month and sow them all under natural conditions.

Also, there will be absolutely no difference in those sown at either time.  

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 16:46

It seems this thread has very much sunk to the bottom of the pile, so I'm giving it a bump.

At your service folks!

Camera Talk

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 10:35

I found this potted tutorial about lenses very useful and thought some of you may too:

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:23

 Same aforementioned lily.

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:21

Cranlan - I suppose you know that if you click on the actual photo, you get a more dramatic view and (as KEF says) using a camera using macro settings is the way to go.

KEF - Love that anemone, it too springs into life when you click on it.

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