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broad beans and marigolds

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:24

Marigolds contain pyrethrum (that's the stuff with a pungent smell when you rub the leaves) the same stuff is processed and sold commercially as an insecticidal spray. 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:12
cairnsie wrote (see)

Would sweet peas i have sown in late december-early january be ok to plant out now or should i wait thanks

 

Yes, for sure...providing they've been grown without using heat, or are fully hardened off.

PS. 'Yes for sure'... they can be planted out now etc.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:59

Visiting my garden centre today, I see they are selling (unnamed) sweet pea seedlings, 3 to a 2inch pot for £1.99. Considering you can buy 21 top quality, named seeds for £2,I do wonder why people would buy them.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:57

Very sorry to hear the sad news about your mum, Lyn....please accept my condolences.

Gardener's World programme

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 08:34

I enjoyed the item about chrysanths as it's a project I'm attempting this year:

www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/gardening-challenges-for-2015/581915.html

Music in the Garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 08:28

Remember The Baron nights 'training dogs the Barbara Woodhouse way'?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBHawVoMFrk

Hello

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 18:24

Hi, Wonky legs (I have a couple of those ) welcome to the forum.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 21:37

Can't for the life of me remember if I've posted this pic before (apols if I have) It was taken on a sweltering hot day last summer at our village fete....I just happened to spot this little girl of about 7, who was talking to & reassuring her pony who was extremely hot & bothered. 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/VillageShow_zpsd430e912.jpg

 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 16:44

Hi, Frank, nice to see you around.

Not sure where  you get this idea of our difference of opinions about music, we have lots in common. Certainly Bert Kaempfert & James Last are no strangers to my collection.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:48
rosemummy wrote (see)

david, you'd be proud of my harsh-lazy-treatment of mine, esp the autumn ones,and they are looking well..let's hope they stay that way out in the garden!

I'm always impressed with your efforts, rosemummy.  and if I lived nearer, I would be only too pleased to be your gardener.

Remember, those little ones who demand so much attention now, will soon be less demanding and will probably be helping in your garden.

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RIP Terry Wogan....

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