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David K

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Noisy Mower

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 22:23

Bit late in the day, but I would just say that most probably your mower needs the carburettor setting up correctly.  

As a favour, I often do the job for friends & neighbours, but I suppose there is a certain amount of skill required to get it running smoothly and therefore better carried out by a lawnmower service shop if you don't feel competent to do it yourself.

The snag is with these tiny engines is that because of vibration, they soon need adjusting again.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 20:15

So tattoo man fell at the first fence.  never very nice e to be the first to go, but I suppose he was never going to be very brilliant......Daniel O'Donnell & Jeremy Vine next please.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:27



Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:22

"I am very taken by the boy with the haircut, lovely attitude and great dancing"

Mothering instinct ladies? Aliona.....Phwoar!

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 09:33

"Aah, well - I'm just a simple soul, easily pleased, perhaps."

That's not the SV I've come to know over a very long time.

"Had to tape it tonight, hope to watch later. OH watched footie and now rugby "

Oh dear, Lily.....he would have been better watching Strictly.

Jeremy Vine to leave tonight?


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 16:45

Never really got to grips with metric, Steve.....but about 6 inches between plants. I have no hang-ups about spraying with 'Systhane'.

Oh, and I've never used pots in their final quarters.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 16:28

'Good cultivation presumably means rich soil with enough water and drainage?'

Not really, I had in mind not spacing too close, to encourage free air circulation and spraying.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 16:12
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Can you recommend a nice smelly variety, preferably on resistant to mildew?  I'll sow soonish and leave the pots in my suburban yard over the winter, where it's very unlikely to get too cold.


The most highly scented varieties I know are 'Cupani' and 'Painted Lady'.

All sweet peas are susceptible to mildew......To my knowledge there are no resistant varieties, although it can be kept in check by good cultivation.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:01

As the previous thread on this subject is getting rather bulky & difficult to follow, I’m starting this new one as a replacement.

Mid to late October is the time when most sweet pea growers make their autumn sowings.

You’ll be needing the seed of your choice, seed compost (I prefer seed compost, rather than multi-purpose) as it contains less nutrients, deep pots such as root-trainers, grow-tubes etc.   

Also a cold-frame or other suitable protection. But remember sweet peas are extremely hardy and will cope with temps of -10c happily.

Btw, I've asked Daniel to close the previous thread.


Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 09:20

Just a thought,,,,where would you like your new sweet pea thread located i.e. here in the Potting Shed, Talkback, or Plants?

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