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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 10:05

That should work fine, Dove. Probably overwatering is the worst your OH could do.

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 10:00

Nice story, Jeannie......it's amazing how these childhood experiences remain etched in our memory and triggered by someone's pic posted here.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 09:29

I offer my help willingly here when anyone asks me a specific question. However, I feel when I take the trouble to reply and promptly, I think such a reply deserves to be acknowledged.

Perhaps I was brought up in the old school of manners! 

Excess Nitrogen in veg plot soil

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 19:08

Just a thought....Many people use mulch in their garden and have problems with the mulch depleting the nitrogen in the soil as it breaks down. When you have too much nitrogen in the soil, you can use this normally frustrating problem to your benefit. You can lay mulch over the soil with too much nitrogen to help draw out some of the excess nitrogen in the soil.

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 17:15

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/005_zpse2e482a8.jpg

 Freesia.

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 17:05

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Cups_zps5250924e.jpg

 

KEF - On the theme of Ann's cup pic, I thought you may like to see this one I took with my camera (using the macro setting) similar to yours.

 

 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 16:50
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/RueHill_zps9f8af0cc.jpg

 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 16:30

Clarington - This is my  personal way (others will have theirs) but I reckon the autumn sown seeds season can be extended to Christmas, with a little additional warmth, say 50C needed for the later ones. After that I would wait until mid-Feb, then sow the seed in a cold greenhouse.....with again a little warmth just to germinate the seed.

After that, just sow your seed in-situ in March.

Once again I would advise not to use heat other than for seed germination.....otherwise the seedlings will just become weak & straggly and no good at all.

Finally, bear in mind that October sown SPs will be over by late August and those sown indoors in Feb or outdoors in March will flower until the first frosts. So, a good plan for maximum flowering, is a mix of sowing times.

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 14:19

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0622.jpg

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 12:54
little-ann wrote (see)

i am lucky David some mornings i can see all the way to the Howgills. that picture was taken om my tablet, 

 

Must remember to be speshul nice to you, Ann.......could be a freebie vacation in this.

Seriously, I do like to take my camera around the Lakes......parts of Wales & the Peak District too of course. 

 

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