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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 17:19

Hi, Denno.....if you live in the UK and anywhere south Aberdeen, I would suggest they should be their flowering spot by now.

As I keep saying, please offer some protection from these very cold winds. 

Top Tom Tip

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 09:47

Cut my gardening teeth on the wisdom & advice of the likes of Percy Thrower, Arthur Billitt, Geoffrey Smith, Clay Jones and Geoff Hamilton.....to which I will be eternally grateful. 

Seed fertility

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:39

I've used Franchi seed for years and would recommend them with confidence.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 22:04

Fierce biting winds here in the Midlands today, sweet peas really don't like this so try to offer some protection if possible.

Top Tom Tip

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 15:48
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

How do they know they've been potted on?

 

The bottom truss tells em!

Top Tom Tip

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:32

Many years ago my old friend and presenter of Gardeners' World, the late Arthur Billitt gave me this tip. Prior to presenting Gardeners' World he worked as a research aggri chemist for Boots.

He said they had conducted trials on tomatoes and it was found that the size of the bottom truss was influenced by when the seedlings were potted-on. Tomatoes should be potted-on immediately the first pair of seed leaves have straightened out and for each day's delay in doing this reduced the size of the bottom truss.

Plant them deep with the seed leaves resting on the compost.  

I wished I never seen it

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 11:14

I almost know the Colin Firth version of Pride &  Prejudice off by heart and could/do watch it over & over again.....having said that, I do take your point Yvie.

So beautifully casted.....was there ever a Mr Collins, Mrs Bennet, Lady Catherine de Bourgh like it?

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 10:52

Courting danger here by singling out one dog. However, (living dangerously is me) I have to say 'Trigger' is one very handsome & intelligent looking  fella.

All so far posted seem to be beautifully groomed & loved.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:32

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/24b16a9a-fc8b-4417-9920-6221af114ec4_zps5tdevv5i.jpg

 Quite nice double daffs.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:12

Very sorry to hear this sad news, Dove, please accept my condolences. xx

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Top Tom Tip

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Britain's National Bird

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I D please?

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RIP Joe Cocker...

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It's all quite shameful...

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