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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:32

Hi, Peter

I think I was probably right. It's just while they're getting established we need to be careful about watering, they don't like standing in cold wet soil.

Regarding your soil pH, there are steps you can take, but it isn't critical and maybe the soil test should be done first.

Thanks for the info about Wisley trial fields....I haven't visited them.

Btw, I shall be at Wem (Shropshire) on the 19th July for their annual SP show, if anyone would like to say hello.  

Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:13

Great pics, NGCARDS.......I have some very happy memories of 'Wendy Cussons' winning prizes on the show bench.

phlox

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:17
Chris 25 wrote (see)

I am in the boat rosemummy all green no flower heads same as last year

shall not bother with them next year

 

Oh do, Chris...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0585.jpg

 

some I grew last year.

What happened to this rose bud?

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:10
nutcutlet wrote (see)

About the cakes or the robin's pincushion David?

 

Oh, deffo the gardening knowledge bit, nut......just threw in the cake bit, which is why I bracketed it.

What happened to this rose bud?

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:03
Lily 3 wrote (see)
Wow ! What I wouldn't give for Dove's gardening knowledge. Serious respect ! I'm quite new to this forum and would love a Dove on my shoulder while I'm gardening ! Felt very privalaged when I recently posted my first question and Dove was the first to put forward answer. Loving this forum and all its contributors !

Yes, she is good (and makes exceedingly good cakes).......I probably know enough to be able to judge.

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:42

Fantastic pics (as always) fidget........and I'm pleased you all had a nice day.

Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:37

PS. Hope I haven't started you lot off with another one for the wish list!

Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:34

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/RoseRememberMe.gif

 'Remember Me'

Some years ago there was a terrible rail crash between two packed express trains where I worked, but given the resulting carnage, the death toll was thankfully quite small.....just one driver of the two trains was killed.

Following the disaster, a fellow workmate and myself decided that as a lasting tribute to the driver, we would construct a memorial garden alongside the track.....the garden is still there, well tended & on view to the public.

That's the story, but (in keeping with this thread) I wanted to say that a dozen of  above rose (Remember Me) were planted in the garden.....these were donated by Gregory's Nursery. 

Thassorl! 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 11:15

Hi, Peter...sorry for taking so long to reply.

There are quite a few reasons why your SPs are as you describe. The first suspect is overwatering, especially during cool weather....this can cause root-rot.

Also, sweet peas need a fairly neutral soil, maybe yours is acid or alkaline?

phlox

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 11:06

I  agree with Dave..I have some at much the same stage as yours, rosemummy.

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