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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:43

Thanks for the pic, Tracy.....keep them cool from now on.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:42

"I planted them on the 22nd in the evening."

Care needed, Tracy....6 days (presuming that was this month) would indicate that they've been germinated in a little too much warmth.

As I have said previously, germination normally takes between 7 & 21 days.....but 21 is much better than 7 to avoid leggyness....if you get me drift.


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:30

Probably a week will be just right, Tracy....but remember, warmth = leggyness.

Remind me again, when did you sow the seed?

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:23

 Once had this rabbit called Snowdrop!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:13


As a matter of interest, these are some 'picotee' sweet peas I grew  last year.....from the Eagle's ''Fancy Collection'.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:05

Well done, Tracy....into the cool as soon as you can.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:59


 Camellia, taken at the Dorothy Clive garden Nantwich, last spring.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:42
Flower bird wrote (see)

Hey david....great page you started....i love taking photos...some lovely pics on this thread....i 

i took this photo in the summer...i managed to catch this  little guy hovering over the wildflowers...what made it really nice was that I grown them from it was an extra special treat getting  this photo...


Pleased your enjoying the thread, Flower bird....and congratulations on taking such a good shot of a hoverfly.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:39

I've just planted-up two island beds of Golden Jubilee....they should look great later in the year. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:37
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)
 That's OK David. Could depend on soil or what you feed it on, even the light quality when the photo was taken.


 Very kind of you, Lizzie, though I'm still slightly puzzled. I bought my Pilgrim directly from the David Austin nursery during a visit and the picture on the pot was exactly as in my pic i.e. large, double, buttercup yellow blooms. Alas, other pics show it just like yours.

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