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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:13
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/P7110010.jpg

 I have loads, Baz..but I suppose this (although only a small vase) is fairly typical.

PS. remember to click on the pic to enlarge.

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 16:22

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Shugboroughhall_zpse927443f.jpg

 

Shugborough Hall, taken on my travels today.

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 16:08
Fritillary wrote (see)

Thank you.

 

You're welcome...hope you approve of the frame!  

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 15:42

Thanks for your favourable comments about the 'Afghan Girl'....a stunning shot & a masterpiece of simplicity. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 15:38
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/95467503-afc5-484d-89e0-7a6306e2bc9a_zps22325c6a.jpg

 

Fritillary wrote (see)

Please feel free to tinker with the photo. Just puzzled how you can alter a photo on someone's post.

 

 I was hoping to lose the water butt, but wasn't able to without spoiling your pic.

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 15:22
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Cow_zpse2ac9aae.jpg

 

 

 

Thanks, KEF....decided to give my new camera a twirtle in monochrome today ....hope I don't sound boring, but apart from aforementioned weather, the wind is bitterly cold.

Btw, I saw a black & white cow today, too.

PS. The one wiv the droopy horns is brown & white.

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 14:36
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Swan_zps85d4ae53.jpg

 

 

 Crisp, clear, cold winter's day here today and I think this flooded river pic shows it.

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:46

 Fritillary - like KEF, I'm pleased you have managed to post your pics....also, like KEF, I love those poppies.  I was tempted to tinker-around and remove some of background.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 11:22

Baz -  I see you've had a few reliable tips elsewhere. However, from what you ask I would just add.

Sweet peas are best grown in the same pots from seed sowing to planting out, because they don't like root disturbance....hence no potting-on/off.

'Prick the leaves off'? I presume you mean pinching-out. Best to nip out the growing tips when they have two or three pairs of leaves (detailed pictures on the previous page of this thread). 

They prefer a sunny, open situation and don't plant too thickly, otherwise they'll be troubled with mildew later in the season.

Finally, expect them to grow to at least 8 feet, so support accordingly.

 

Presenter

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 11:04

Read this recently, which I think summed up the Toby Buckland era very well:

“Toby Buckland took over in 2009, and after a short-lived revamp of the show that used 60 minute-long episodes with added features which had been likened (amongst other things) to elements of programmes such as popular motoring show Top Gear (by featuring a 'cool wall') and CBeebies by virtue of featuring young children.”

Rather a shame I think, as I saw him as a victim of someone else's stupidity.

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