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Earliest gardening memories?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 19:18

"My Dad always double dug his veg garden and grew fantastic vegatables."

I still do that, Runny, as did my own dad & granddad.....double dig, I mean, sometimes known as 'bastard trenching' and I can well understand how it got its name. 


Earliest gardening memories?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 17:12

When my dad threatened to dig a hole & bury me!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 17:09
rosemummy wrote (see)

hi david, i only have a smaller basket, i can keep in cool g'house, is it then worth me jist trying to sow theses dwarf/trailing direct when i sow normal ones in pots? osr sow all in pots and remember to label!!!


Well, not something I've tried, rosemummy, but see no reason why it wouldn't work. Perhaps be able to hang them outside, once they start to germinate.

Remember to sow those sold specifically for hanging baskets though,,,,..there are lots of different types (patio sps) and so on, out there.

Nice to see you around these threads, btw.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 10:37

Just to say that Daniel has agreed to close the previous sweet pea thread, although it is still open for access of information, no more can be added.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 09:42

Yes, I mentioned this on this thread the other day. Frank hasn't posted for about a month now, so I too hope all is well.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 09:27

Oh dear, hope non of you are disappointed.   

I'll help all I can, of course, but these SP baskets are demanding to get a good display. For instance, all sweet peas are hungry feeders (these are no different) and given their restricted root space, they do need a lot of feeding.

Having said that, I know that all gardeners are pioneers and can't resist a challenge.....even Victorian gardeners mastered growing pineapples here in the UK.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 08:58

I should make it clear that the above pic I posted of a sugar & spice SP basket was a googled image, not grown by myself.

I have grown them as good, but just didn't have a pic available.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 21:34

I would advise caution about growing them. They are very labour intensive i.e. need regular dead-heading, otherwise they soon go to seed and the display is rather dictated by the weather.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:43
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

is that  just planted in the top or in the sides? it is amazing


Now, this is something for another year. my best results have been from sowing the seed directly into the baskets in autumn and overwintering them as the others. Probably two packets of seed in that basket.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:29

 I was asked recently about the hanging basket sweet pea 'sugar and spice'.....this is quite a good example.

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