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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

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 16:55

....I would add, that it's always advisable to keep an eye on the prevailing weather. We may have an nippy autumn or still be in this very mild spell. Ideal sowing temps would be around 10/15C, once the seed has germinated it can then be as cold as it likes. 

No soaking, no chipping, no propagators and definitely NO CODDLING!   

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 14:57

Yes, ommthree. Give it about another month.....otherwise they'll go into the winter too advanced.

gardeners world theme tune

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 09:05

...tis far past my bedtime!

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 08:54
LesleyK wrote (see)

Superb picture David.  The mouse is actually looking at the camera but still want to keep eating  I'm glad that the proceeds went to a worthy cause.  I'll be watching Bargain Hunt to make sure that Charles  Hanson doesn't try selling it for double the price

 

Thanks, Lesley never thought of that.  We made just over £3000 on the night, so not a bad outcome.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 18:46

Thanks ladies....I posted it because I thought it was a masterpiece of opportunism.

There is a little story to go with this.

Our club holds an auction on the last day of term (July) proceeds going to our local hospice......members donate the auction items. The picture of the 'Harvest mouse' was framed & donated by the member who took it.

This year Charles Hanson (TV auctioneer) did the honours and immediately fell in love with the picture, saying he would love to take it home for his wife.....anyway, it was finally knocked down (to him) for £55.

Probably an auctioneer bidding in such circumstances isn't strictly PC, but it was just a fun night and didn't really matter.  

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