David K

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Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 10:17

 I liked this scene for technical reasons i.e. the flow of the land etc.

Box Hedge Trimming

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 14:12

Not a good time to prune just now, Bel......ask Monty Don.  

Take first cut in early June and the final cut before the end of August.

Btw, I trim my box with a version of this one:



Overwintering sweet pea seeds

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 11:10

Hi, Glenda,,,apart from the satisfaction of growing your own plants, you'll notice the superior quality compared with those from a GC.

Help always at hand on the link Steve posted.

Overwintering sweet pea seeds

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 10:47

By sowing now, Monty Don is contradicting what he has said previously about sowing sweet pea seeds in autumn, dismissing it as a waste of time ....but hey-ho!

As I've said lots of times on the other thread, there is a good case to be made for making two sowings, one in the autumn and another in the spring.

What is a fact, that plants from autumn sowings are more robust and give a head start at the start of the growing season.  

Find out PH levels of soil

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 10:22

Chestnut - Rhododendrons thrive best with a Ph of between 4.5 & 6.0 (7 being neutral)......within that range lots of fruit, flowers & veg would live quite happily.

Box Hedge Trimming

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 21:03

Hi, Bel....something like this would be ideal for you: http://www.worldofwolf.co.uk/products/single-handed-shear--rjz.html?gclid=CIDSwbPv1sgCFSLnwgodwEkNKg

Shop around though, as several companies make them.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:14



FAO Liam.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:11

Liam....I can't remember TBH, I think I just planted one packet per basket. I think I have some pics when they first germinated, I'll look them out.

Hi, Ducan....welcome to the forum. I'm afraid shed will not be suitable.....they'll get drawn to the light. The protection required doesn't need to be substantial, those little polythene covered mini greenhouses will be fine....less than £20 in most places. 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 18:42
Lksopener wrote (see)

Stunning as always David, what variety are they?

'Sugar & Spice' as I recall, Liam.  

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 18:35

 Just in case there is still any interest left out there in sweet peas.....here's a basket of them I grew last year.

PS. Seed sown directly into the baskets in March, then kept in a cold greenhouse until hanging outside in May.

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