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Begonia Tubers

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 11:04

Probably a tad late now, but based on experience, I would be careful when buying those begonia corms sold loose in garden centres, especially if a specific colour is important to your plans. Many times I've seen people picking them over and those they decide to reject are just thrown back into any of the boxes....thus the colours are mixed-up.

 Totally unconnected, but also don't buy bread rolls etc on open display in supermarkets..... the times I've seen people sneeze over them!!!

I'll get me coat!

Talkback: Pea and bean weevils

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 11:59

Hi, bootsy.

I've had this problem for years, but it doesn't cause me problems anymore.

These little critters are only interested in the seed itself, so I always grow my peas & beans in pots prior to planting them out.

This way the seed has disintegrated before transferring into the garden.

Message from Mike

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 11:53

Thank you for that, Daniel....something that would never have happened in our BBC days.

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 11:48
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

We don't have the capability of combining threads but it's  a good idea to flag up the others to make people aware of their existence.  

 

Thanks, Dove...I was hoping no-one would misinterpret my message, but the same subject does seem a little bit all over the place, to me.

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 11:22

Like all of us, I'm interested in Mike's wellbeing and am following relevant threads. But, I'm beginning to feel that there are getting too many now, appertaining to the same subject and wonder if they would be better placed under less threads.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/human-irrigation-system/292623.html

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/just-for-mike/335586-2.html

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/the-perfect-gentleman/335456.html

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/message-from-mike/336712-2.html

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:28

*For the most part I usually have sweet peas to cut in May from my autumn sowings...but as I have said here many times, they are also over by late August/early September... they peak in July, after that the stems begin to shorten.  Alternatively, those from spring sowings will flower between July and the onset of winter frosts.

So a good plan is to sow at both times for a continuation of cut flowers from May onwards.

*This is important for me, as most sweet pea shows are held from mid to late summer.

 

Unblocking water buts

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 16:46

Disconnect from the barrel end, attach hose and blast. 

1st year grape vine question

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 11:08

You can leave these first year grapes on, but you may be disappointed with them.….your vine just isn’t ready to produce grapes yet.

During the second spring, the plant is still getting established, although a few tiny bunches of grapes might appear. These are also unlikely to be the lush, full bunches of grapes you want, but some might be edible.

Then the third spring arrives, and with it should come a much larger yield of sweet, tasty grapes on the now-mature plant.

As for moving next year, you'll be back to square one.

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 10:46
Lilylouise wrote (see)

I would like to add my very best wishes,too

 

Really nice of you to pop in and add you good wishes to this thread, Pam. I know it's because you have good reason to empathize with Mike......speaking of which, I hope you are well and fully recovered  yourself. xx 

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:49

Sending good vibes to Mike from my corner of the Midlands......hope all went well & you have a  speedy recovery.

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