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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 17:38

Hi, 

You are in a little bit of a tizz!  Presuming you are in the UK and these plants have been grown from autumn sown seed, it's time they were planted out now.

Being deep rooted, they will do best in deeply dug & fertilized open ground. They need to removed from their pots, retaining as much compost as possible to avoid root disturbance......this doesn't apply to biodegradable pots of course, these are planted in the ground, complete with plants.

Some people do prefer to use large pots or containers for their final planting, but this is a second best IMHO.

They will need supports of around 8 ft and some kind of wind protection in the early weeks.....oh,  and keep an eye open for slugs 'n snails.

Hope that helps.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:54

Great pictures, Ann....I particularly like the effort you've put into capturing artistic shape & form.

How cruel is this?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 20:35

Good job it didn't happen in Saudi Arabia, that's all I can say! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 19:39

Is it me, or why on earth would half a million people sign a petition asking for the reinstatement of the objectionable, egotistical, yob....Jeremy Clarkson?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 22:20

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/002_zpsjaeisv9u.jpg

 

Not sure if this is a gardening trend, I visited Bridgemere Garden World today and spotted these animals for sale. Didn't look at all the prices, but for an example the sheep were something over £200.

Have we moved beyond gnomes and I didn't notice?

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 16:31
little-ann wrote (see)

Hello again David, for various reasons I havnt done a lot of photography for a while and any pictures I post on the forum are just quickies taken with the phone or iPad I need to motivate my self 

 

Nice to see you anyway.  I think I need to motivate myself too....perhaps when the weather improves.

Although I still have my Fuji Finepix HS50 camera and wouldn't be without that powerful 24mm x 1000mm zoom lens and other useful features....I have recently bought a Pentax K50 DSLR camera.

PS,. If you still live in the same area, it's sacrilege not to be out there snapping.  

Early Potatoes

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 12:04

 

Ashdale wrote (see)

is it too early to plant early potatoes?  When is everyone planting theirs.  I am in Suffolk.

 

Good advice already given, but I would invest in a (very cheap) a garden thermometer.

Potatoes will rot in the ground if the soil is too cold...they need it to be 40f (about 5 I think, in celsius). 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 11:39
little-ann wrote (see)

Hello David I have just read through the Thread I don't need to ask any questions because all the answers are already here so I will just say thank you

 

Thank you, little-ann....pleased you've found what you're looking for and hope you are still enjoying your photography.

I D please?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 10:30
pansyface wrote (see)

Escallonia?

 

Cheers! xx

I D please?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 10:23

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/pink%20shrub_zpswko5iaxe.jpg

 

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