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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:41
Shaun Gibbs wrote (see)

Thanks guys. David sorry for being so "green" which parts are the tendrils 

 

No prob..they are those little thin spidery bits they use to climb.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:32

Hello, Shaun ......welcome to the forum.

I would say they look pretty good....well done!

Just a couple of tips, I think they may outgrow their supports soon, so may need something a little higher....and you may wish to snip off some of those tendrils to prevent them distorting the flower stems.

I need hugs too....

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 19:16

No worries, phillippa.....some get it, others don't.

It hasn't been a brilliant World Cup, but for me the drumming by Germany of the host nation (Brazil) was a breath-taking display of the artistry 'beautiful game'.  

I need hugs too....

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:37

Thanks, KEF...I hadn't heard until you said, although it seemed inevitable.

Liverpool FC is better than that and although I will remember his 'genius' fondly, the £75m will be more important for the clubs future.

Facebook Rose Competition

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 17:15

Thank you for coming back with this, Ngcards.

Wishing you a super day and best wishes for the future.

Tomato trouble

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:26

...before this thread sinks into oblivion, I would just like it to be known that I'm  not 90....just feel it at times.

Interest fro across the pond.

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:25

Which is why a little while ago, several others and myself were concerned about the personal details you had divulged.  

Be wary, dear friend. 

Runner beans too many leaves?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:47
Jaybee45 wrote (see)

Thanks folks for the advice. Much appreciated. Looking forward to our first meal from the beans.

My father always grew beautiful runner beans and they were about 15" long and very straight and super tender. He's not here now bless him but he always strived to pick his first beans by his birthday each year which was on 4th July. He also had greenhouses full of tomatoes and cucumbers which he always gave to the family. I wish I was as greenfingered as him, but I am trying.

 

Yes, these childhood memories become very strong in later life, as so they should.

When my daughter was a toddler she was always near me when I was tending my roses, as she was during our visits to the shows where I exhibited them. I thought little of it at the time, but she must have been taking it all on board, as she is now has a passion for them and is a accomplished rose grower herself.

 

Runner beans too many leaves?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:34

Jaybee, thanks for the tomato pic...once again, all I see is very healthy plants.

lindsaywanda is right, feed weekly with a high potash feed such as Tomorite, but only after the bottom truss of flowers are bearing fruit.

Good luck.

 

Runner beans too many leaves?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:54

Crikey! We're becoming a nation of worriers.

I see nothing but a perfectly healthy row of runner beans, please don't defoliate them. 

Tomatoes, in the absence of any pic, I would say don't defoliate those either. 

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