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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

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/62956772-dc68-4f25-ae3c-5fc9846a4825_zpsfxf6blqz.jpg

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

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 10:40

Good luck, Oneofseven (love that name)

Hope no one minds, I asked Daniel to remove the previous and obsolete SP thread.

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:31
KEF wrote (see)

Runny lives in a horizontal world  I think it is the devise she uses as it's too early to blame the sherbert.  

Me too...the doctor says I must try to give it up.

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:01

Sorry, forgot to say what a good pic of your amaryllis, Runny  Would have looked even better if you could have rotated it.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:31

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/9e59105b-fcba-4aec-9932-f4e1ba7a7a29_zps5jxo7qtd.jpg

 Sunrise at 7.15am today.....has the makings of being a lovely day.

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Quotes

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