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David K


Latest posts by David K

Deapth of Rose's...?????

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:33

I still plant mine above (cos I always have) prune in November to reduce wind-rock & make sure they remain firmed in over winter.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:28

Thanks, Dove...I knew about that. Thing is, I don't totally trust Aunty to be truthful.

Results show takes place on Sunday?  ...I won't even mention Blue Peter.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 10:39

Would just say if  (as you say) they have '3 - 4 pairs of leaves' when you guillotined (sneaky bit of French for you) them,  they will be fine.

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:25

Well, I think they are pretty special, Lesley....thanks for posting them.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:22

Ah! I wondered how you could be confident of having frost.  So yes, just leave well alone at present.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:14

Are you in the UK, ommthree?

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 09:04
ommthree wrote (see)

It's been colder here. Mine are only about two inches tall. Does that sound ok? When should I start pinching out?

I wouldn't do anything just now, if it were me.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 08:58

As I've said many times, the cause of this spindly growth is because of too much warmth. Having said that and in fairness to Yviestevie (and probably others) the onset of a particularly mild spell after sowing the seed didn't help.

I took the precaution of germinating my seed outdoors where they remain until I put them in a cold frame when we get some more seasonal weather.

Nothing much can be done until we get some cold weather, when the growth will hopefully stop.....then at a later date the tops can be nipped out.

On reflection and in view of the unseasonal weather we get these days, perhaps it may be worth considering  sowing our seed in mid-Nov.  

Strictly 2014

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:10

Strictly must be a real money spinner for the Beeb......raised an eyebrow the other night when Zoey announced on Strictly ITT, a comp where the prize was the dress designer's used sketches. The entry cost  was £2.50 + normal fees per text.....this is far in excess of anything I've known before, where the prizes were exotic holidays and so on costing thousands of pounds.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 19:06

I feel some 10s coming on at Blackpool this weekend.  Caroline & Pasha are doing the jive.....9-10-9-10, watch this space!

That'll learn ya for putting them in the dance-off!

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It's all quite shameful...

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