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David K

Latest posts by David K

How to stop Ash!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 11:37

I would resort to the chemical route for this particular problem i.e. apply Glyphosate with a paint brush to the leaves of each individual sapling.

Having said that, this will have to wait until spring, as it will be ineffective until the sap begins to rise. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 09:08
LesleyK wrote (see)

KEF your moon pic is lovely.  Fraid I can't say the same about yours David.  That's just cheek

What a beautiful view DD


Can't come up with a masterpiece every time! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 22:04

 Another moon shot!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 12:09
Wills wrote (see)

Hi David i agree with what you are saying although i started mine off in a heated propogater and as soon as the seedlings began to show i put them in my cold green house they are growing happily in 3 inch pots i am waiting for 4 true double leaves then i will pinch out to encourage side growth .and i will fingers crossed have a nice display this year 


Thank you, Wills.....I would say however, you must have been lucky in having a mild spell of weather when you transferred them.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 21:41

I think as with all gardening techniques, we do, and are wise to do whatever works for us as individuals. I just try to pass on what has worked for me over many years.

I think I've mentioned this before, it is quite acceptable to sow your sweet pea seed  directly into the open ground in the autumn and provided you protect them against slugs, snails & icy winds, they will grow fine.

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 18:27

There's a new introduction of a sweet pea called 'Turquoise Lagoon' that I would be interested to see.

The suppliers claim 'each delicate pink bloom gradually matures to a striking turquoise colour' ......probably one of those gimmicky, one season wonders.  

Music in the Garden

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 21:17

Just havin me some Queen:

Happy New Year, Frank.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 19:15

Hi, Lizzie, thank you for your kind doesn't always happen but a simple thank you is appreciated.

Quite honestly if those doors we left open day & night they wouldn't come to any harm, but as for cold draughts, only you will be able to tell.

I'm very much against pampering sweet peas at any stage (it's counter productive) but I will admit to erecting wind-breaks to protect from icy March winds when planting out.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 13:17
Mark Hackwell wrote (see)

I was going to start my Sweetpeas in October but time has flown by. Could I start them now? and would they be that far behind?

Hi, Mark...I would leave them until  March if it were me. Sowing them now will require heat and careful hardening-off and to be honest, they'll only flower a couple of weeks ahead of March sown ones anyway.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 09:45

Gardengirl - They're looking quite good, the occasional miss you have is to be expected, given recent temperatures.....don't be surprised if they still germinate a little later on.

Tootles - Yes, just a tad leggier than I would have liked. Just keep them nipped back,,,and a few twiggy sticks would help to support them.


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