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David K

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Camera Corner

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 22:25

 Spotted my first notable autumn colours today.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 08:12

I'll just let things remain as they are then!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 12:50

Just testing the water.

I wondered if there was a consensus of opinion that would like me to start a new season's sweet pea  thread at an appropriate time and ask Daniel to close this one....or continue using this one. Experience has taught me that when they run for too long they become difficult to follow as the information gets deeply buried.

Alternatively we can just settle for no thread at all.    

Football season - 2014

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 16:02

"Liverpool have agreed to pay a portion of Mario Balotelli’s wages in a bid to offload him to AC Milan this summer on a season-long loan."

You see, they never listen to me.

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 11:52

Happy burfdays, Lizzie & Lily. xxxxxxx

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 15:51

I've judged fruit & veg many times at village produce shows, this year I was asked to judge the children's pet section. Never again! I'm too do tell a gorgeous little five year old, clutching a much loved, immaculately groomed   bunny, they haven't won this time. 

Btw, my top tip for making a 'killer' Victoria Sponge' is to introduce plenty of air when folding in the flour. I have won this (much to the consternation of the ladeeze) several times....once upon a time we used to get a Mc Dougals Flour sustificate.

potatoes main crop harvesting..

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 10:38

This isn't something I've encountered in my many years of gardening, but having an inquiring mind (nosey) I'm intrigued by the problem.

This is about the sum total of what relevant information I could find: " The individual potato cells are susceptible to breaking down based on the amount of starch in the potato. Higher solids (starch) potatoes have larger cell size and tend to not break down as easily when over mixed versus a low solids potato (such as a red or yellow skinned variety) which has smaller potato cells."


Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 08:03

Linny - As you've discovered seed trays are not good for deep-rooted sweet peas.

I use these from Eagle SPs:


Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 21:35

Oh, that's a shame.  Having said that, it hasn't been a memorable year for SP growers in general.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 21:17


Yvies - I was wondering if your sweet peas had been successful this year.

Painted Lady above is reputed to be very highly scented.

Discussions started by David K

Sweet Pea Know How

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How much....

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Any Apple Experts?

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Chester Visit

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The day for misbehavin....

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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 20:53

Top Tom Tip

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Last Post: 30/03/2015 at 18:07

Britain's National Bird

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Last Post: 13/06/2015 at 11:55

I D please?

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Last Post: 08/03/2015 at 10:30

Gardening challenges for 2015

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Last Post: 28/02/2015 at 12:42

RIP Joe Cocker...

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Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 10:56

Hidden Villages

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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 12:01

RIP Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

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It's all quite shameful...

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Strictly 2014

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