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David K

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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 16:03

 My camellia 'Water lily' stands about 8ft tall and is absolutely covered with buds from top to bottom, so in a few days it should be a picture.

Cucumber planting advice

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 12:23

Yes, 18 inches to 2ft apart would be about right...although for the life of me (unless you are a commercial grower) I can't understand why any want more than one plant, given the amount of fruits they produce.

It is important to make a mound of soil to plant them on, as they are very prone to stem rot in the early days of planting out. This is to avoid accumulations of water around the stem, which gets extremely cold during the night.

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.

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'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.


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