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It's all quite shameful...

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:42

.....last night a taxi picked up my 93 year old neighbour to take her dancing and she leaves her poor 90 y o husband to look after himself and she doesn't get back until after midnight......this happens every Saturday night!

Tut tut.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:28

Before someone reminds me, I must add to my previous post, that SP seed will remain viable for several years if stored properly i.e. stored in an airtight tin & kept in a cool place, such as a unheated garage.

The fact remains that all seeds germination rate decreases with age.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 07:44

I would just say, that SP seed will keep for another year or even longer......best remember (as with all seed) the germination rate decreases the older it is.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:59
Yviestevie wrote (see)

Yes it was Eagle, I went for the Chelsea collection just my kind of colours. Hope the perfume is good.

 

Ah, good  I thought the 'Chelsea Collection' seemed to fit the bill, but wasn't  sure about quantity of seed & price you were thinking of.

Be assured, their perfume won't disappoint.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:40

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0907.jpg

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:36
Yviestevie wrote (see)

Thanks for the recommendation David.  Ive ordered a packet of seeds.  They provide some good cultivation information too, so fingers crossed I'll have more success this year.

 

You're welcome, Yviestevie......was this from Eagle, if so, what did you choose? 

gardeners world theme tune

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:27
Forester2 wrote (see)

Thank you David, very enjoyable.  I must try and find the Clacks Farm tune now. 

 

I've been trying to find it, Forrester, but have drawn a blank so far. I remember it in my distant memory, having close ties with Arthur Billitt & Clack's Farm in the 70s.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 19:00

Hi, Yviestevie, you pays your money takes your choice of course, but your on the right track by understanding that quality seed = quality flowers.

To meet your requirements, I would suggest the 'Chelsea Seed Collection' by Eagle Sweet Peas. http://www.eaglesweetpeas.co.uk/gallery.php?g=4

There are other specialists out there such as Matthewmans, but my own preference is for Eagle SPs for consistent quality & service. 

gardeners world theme tune

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 18:19

Speaking of which, anyone with 10 mins to spare? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-UmPgaBa_g

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