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Camera Corner

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:17

Love your fuchsia picture, Lesley...definition lovely & sharp.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:09

Thank you, PWP....it is nice to be appreciated.

I'm not really surprised to hear of the excellent germination rate of those old sweet peas....although viability does normally decrease with age.

Interestingly, there is a heritage variety of veg pea named Ne Plus Ultra  on the market (and an excellent pea it is too) that was widely grown in Victorian times. A few years ago a few seeds were found at the back of an old cupboard and have been able to be reintroduced.

They fell out of favour because needed substantial sticks, as they were 6/7feet tall. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 16:53

How dare you, Frank!  I can only suppose that you've activated the 'ignore button'.

So we may be reunited you will need to un-ignore me again.

Click on 'My settings' (top right of the page) Scroll down to 'Members I am ignoring'....you'll probably see my name in the box. All you need to do is remove it.

 

I post this although I've never ignored anyone deliberately or unintentionally.

Gardening Christmas Present

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:59

Callum, with respect, a little improvisation with a cushion may be required. I can confirm that they are very well made & sturdy and well up to the job.

Edit: Perhaps a piece of thick foam rubber?

Gardening Christmas Present

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:30

Well, raised beds immediately spring to mind, although a tad expensive for a Christmas present. Meantime, if she doesn't already have one, these are a boon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Blade-BB-KP105-Garden-Kneeler/dp/B0037X6NZS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412940466&sr=8-1&keywords=kneeling+gardening+frames

 Welcome to the forum.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 11:48
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

wow they look good - are they all the same variety or different, I need to hurry up with cold frame  

That's just a few in a cold greenhouse, Gg....have some others in a coldframe. They are different varieties, & have  carefully labelled each one.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:41

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61766.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 SP seed sown as of this week, here in the Midlands. Germination usually takes between 7 & 21 days.....21 days being preferable as this would indicate temperatures being about right.

Camera Corner

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:30

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61765.jpg?width=199&height=350&mode=max

 It's beginning to look like autumn.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:19

Have a great day everyone....safe journey & hope the weather is kind to you.

Wallflowers

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:13

I would totally agree that wallflowers are an excellent plant to accompany tulips.....especially the deep red varieties.

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