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David K

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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 22:24

 I think these were from the Staffordshire Collection.


Tracey - I mostly just grow for cut flowers these days, hence a collection such as those you ordered would suffice for a season.

Sweet peas are very deep rooted, so growing in the open ground which can be deeply dug is better than in pots.

When it comes to support, best remember they can grow to 8ft or so.....I use a double row of 8ft canes.





Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 20:19's the seaside.

Second one enlarges.

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:55

LF - I would have been happy to have paid that for what seems a very good machine.

It will seem like an eternity until you can try her out.....just hope you'll be laying turf & not seed.

PS. The first Suffolk Punch I bought was just £26 new.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:45

KEF - Your file size is too big to enlarge  love it (and your previous one though.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:41

 Till July.

Any good lawn mower forums?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:22

Think you're right, LF.....hope you get a quick sale for the previous one.

Your most recent acquisition will make short work of your planned lawn & give all the stripes you could wish for......excellent stuff!

PS. Don't know (or need to know) how much you paid for it, but can say it would cost around £700 new.

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.

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