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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.


Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 10:00

 Sorry, Lily  Happy New Year. xxx

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 09:30
LesleyK wrote (see)

 David yours is gorgeous


....just what the wife's sister was saying in bed this morning.


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 08:25

Happy New Year to all you early birds. It's so nice to wake up with a clear head & feeling good......why did it take so many years to learn my lesson?

Gardening challenges for 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 20:39

Thanks, Gardengirl, I'll remember that.

Are your sweet peas coping with the cold snap?

Gardening challenges for 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 19:34

Hi,, I haven't even given a thought to suppliers yet, but thanks anyway.

I've had this unfulfilled ambition to grow those huge incurve chysanths to show bench standards since I was a little fact, when I left school the headmaster gave me a chrysanthemum growing book as a leaving present.

Years ago, 'Woolmans' were probably the top specialist and I'm pleased to see that they are still around today.


Posted: 31/12/2014 at 17:45
KEF wrote (see)

No going out on the raz here Pdoc, few drinks something nice to eat and up bright and early, unlike years ago when I was dead until noon     on the 2nd 


First sweet pea should arrive just after midnight then!

Gardening challenges for 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 17:05

.....and that ability is legendary.

Happy New Year, Pam.

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