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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:09

Well done, there was no need to worry.

I see from your profile that you are fairly new to gardening, this would no doubt account for your being a tad over enthusiastic. I would take deep breaths & keep a lid on that enthusiasm.....just enjoy your garden.  

There are many experienced, old hands on this forum who are very generous with their help.

Care of box hedge

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 16:22

Hi, Shirley......the time honoured date amongst gardeners of he old school is for clipping box on Derby Day, not to be adhered to too rigidly, but it does  help to focus the mind on early June. You may wish to clip again in September, but just be wary of not clipping prior to frosty weather.

I prefer clipping mine by hand (cos I'm old fashioned), believing damage can be caused by cutting back too hard with those darned leccy thingies.

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 08:40
Outdoor girl wrote (see)

Oh dear ... this thread  took a turn I was not expecting. I suppose I should have said that at least Monty does some things the way normal mortals do too.  Another example of foot in mouth syndrome. 

I'm sure you stumbled unwittingly into the dragon's den, Outdoor if I had started such a thread!  

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 17:49
baza wrote (see)
Doing it everyday unless we have rain


That's good...they do look healthy.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 17:22

Well done, Baz......hope you don't mind me saying, but given the depth of soil in those containers, you'll need to be feeding & watering them constantly over the coming weeks.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:33


Another rather nice sunset for you, Lily.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:32

Sorry, please ignore the above, it was intended for the camera thread.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 22:25


Another sunset for our, Lily.


Camera Corner

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 13:22


Seems like a honeymoon isle, Lily.

Messed with your sunset a little.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:32

Pleased you had a good time, Lily and well done your OH ....btw, the red spot on your sunset is a reflection. It usually happens with these shots, but I'll not bore you with camera settings & filters.

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