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David K

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Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:16

I would say you've made an excellent purchase there, LeadFarmer.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:08
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Babies in the garage near the window so they get light

The way to go, Tracy......treat em rough!

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 11:14
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

David, that white rabbit is on Google pics, did you put it there?

I'll take a look, Lizzie. I have a Flickr account, sometimes they arrive there that way.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 09:35

Ashleigh - As I've said previously, October sown seed will give you flowers around mid-May, those sown in the spring will flower in July. To flip it, October sown plants will finish flowering in late-August, whereas spring sown plants will continue until the first frosts.....a mixture (if possible) of both is the best option.

I wouldn't pay too much attention to my 10c temperature figure, as I give it as a rough guide to what is needed for successful you know, all seeds need a certain amount of warmth to germinate.

Be assured, I don't walk around with a thermometer in my pocket  after gardening for more years than I care to remember, I act according to what I see around me. Regarding sowing outdoors, a good rule of thumb would be to keep your eye on your lawn, when it starts to grow & needs cutting would be a good time to sow your SP seeds in-situ......certainly don't go to the trouble of bubble-wrapping etc.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:45
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)
Ha ha, no David, ??9 inc P&P is nothing compared to the roses I will be ordering really and if he wants a nice garden.........

Crikey! Poor man, perhaps as well I'm permission need.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:39
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)
Ordered.....thank goodness for football distracting OH I about to be named in a divorce case???

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:37

Can't go along with that analogy, Tracy....I think you need to give yourself the best chance.

Mention my name when you order, you may even get a discount.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:22

I think they are very reasonable considering the effort that goes into producing them. For instance, I bet you wouldn't believe that the original seed (grown in this country) has to be shipped to New Zealand to produce the seed we buy from them......these seed growing contracts are very expensive.

There's a big, big difference with the seed produced by established breeders.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 21:03

A collection I've grown many times and would recommend to anyone:

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:46

Handsome pair, Tracy....look like two I had that were born rat catchers.

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