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Morning Glory not flowering. Why?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 09:28

"feeding them once a week with Miracle Gro"

You see, this is where we gardeners make mistakes and do much harm by over-feeding & over-watering.

Morning Glory is related to bindweed and by association needs impoverished soil to thrive.

Just a guess, but I would imagine too much feed has resulted in lush growth at the expense of flowers.

Same applies to nasturtiums & lots of others. 

how to grow runner beans

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:13

Sowing on May12th is reckoned to be about right here in the Midlands, maybe a week or so earlier further south and a week or so later further north.

Growing Roses

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 18:43

I've not used it yet Yviestevie, but I understand it is fully approved by the EU for organic use.

riddle solved

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 18:34

I know babies are demanding and take up so much of your time, I'm just surprised you manage to squeeze in time for gardening at all, rosemummy.

So sorry for being such a grouch!  

riddle solved

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 15:55

"Final point.....YOU ARE NOT A PRIZE TWIT!!!  You are a busy mummy with babies, there is a difference" 

Oh yes, so true.....why can't I think of sensible things to say like that?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:41

OL - I think I heard right and you were right first time.

riddle solved

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:51

Rosemummy, I'm pleased to know that you've solved your SP problem.

I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum to you, my children are all grown-up (I'm now blessed with 2 grandchildren)...so I do have the t-shirt.

With the above in mind I would suggest leave gardening matters until you have the time to enjoy it (what time, I hear you say) because gardening is relaxation that should be enjoyed.

Trust me, sooner than you think, the children will understand that mummy needs her own time.

Good luck! 

 

Sweet Peas

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:28

Hi, Jen...not sure if you've read my sweet pea thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/growing-sweet-peas/6143-54.html  I've covered this problem there.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:22
rosemummy wrote (see)

david...it's 100% NOT your advice, that was faultless...have been playing sherlock...look at my new thread....don't tell me off too much pleeease

 

Sorry, rosemummy, it wasn't my intention to upset you,,,trouble was that I was having a pretty rubbish day anyway and the sight of your dead sweet peas did nothing to improve it.

Although sweet pea growing holds very little mystery for me anymore, I was finding it increasingly frustrating to be unable to tell you exactly why yours were failing.

Anyway, upwards & onwards.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 23:34

Monty isn't very good with sweet peas and loads of other stuff, OL. As you progress along this learning curve, you will spot a lot of other rubbish and may wonder if your admiration may have been misplaced.

Anyway hope your ankle soon gets better.

 

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