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Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:41

Not sure I understand, sweet peas are extremely hardy (will shrug off temps of  -10c with no problem at all) so why are they indoors to start with and why do they need hardening-off?


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 09:17

 Who's a pretty girl??


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 08:29
Verdun wrote (see)

Well, I think phostrogen takes some beating for plants in pots. For sturdy growth and good flowerimg it is excellent.   For edibles in pots fish blood amd bone and seaweed extract.


Yes, I would second that, Verdun.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:15

As I've said several times before, each beetroot seed contains 3 or 4 potential seedlings, so best not to sow too many.

Victorian Plum Trees

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 20:06

Perhaps not what you want to hear, but right now when the sap is rising really isn't the best time to move any trees......much better carried out when they are dormant.

Advise lease

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 19:48

Not easy to answer without knowing about your particular Acer, Sue. However,  has it been exposed to cold winds and is it exposed?  This will certainly affect foliage.


Problems with private messages

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 18:44
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Well, that works for me but it means I don't have smilies - I'll manage without

I don't have a task bar at all....not even the all important 'little tree', so will need to go back to 'advanced editor'....lesser of the two evils.

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:00

I would add to that, Ma is very well versed in the ways of agriculture & horticulture...and what she doesn't know about horses isn't really worth knowing.

Frank....apart from also being extremely well informed on matters of agriculture & horticulture, was the Fred Astaire of his day, a talented bard & a cook only to be rivalled by our own Dove.

Oh, and without him we would definitely lost to Hitler.

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 11:27
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I've not seen 'ma' before, not posted on any of my questions, the experience / knowledge is always helpful  I think you are quite experienced yourself too David (and patient LOL!) so take some credit 


Most kind of you, OL.....but a mere novice in comparison.  

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:58
hypercharleyfarley wrote (see)

This one for Frank - because I can't send a pm - glad to see you back!  All the best.  Ma.


....and always great to see your visits too, Ma.

'Frank & Ma'....a wealth of experience between them folks!

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