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Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:30
Order in the border wrote (see)

When would you recommend David? I have never sown in autumn before so not sure of the best time?

 

There really isn't an exact time.....it's broadly accepted that sowing should be done in the autumn, but then, it isn't even autumn yet.

I tend to sow according to the prevailing weather conditions rather than a specific time. The best case scenario is to sow when there is still sufficient warmth to germinate the seed followed by cold weather to prevent them putting on growth. This could be as late as November.

I usually add this info here:  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/growing-sweet-peas/6143-56.html

 

Sweet peas from this year's seed - do they come true?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:35

Too early to be sowing sweet peas!

Root Trainers for Sweet Peas?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:13

Morning, Amy

Those 'individual peat pots' you mention are unsuitable as they don't have enough depth to accommodate sweet pea's very deep root system.

There are quite a few different types on the market.....I use those resembling black polythene bags, sold by Eagle Sweet Peas: http://www.eaglesweetpeas.co.uk/gallery.php?g=8 These need to be removed before planting out.

You may prefer biodegradable types, if so, these may suit you better:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arthur-Bowers-Fyba-Tubes-Onions/dp/B00E3C3G6G

 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:08

I take it I have redeemed myself?

Now, I must get myself moving towards some work.

PS. Lily, you see, we do like the same music.

Future Time Team

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:03

Interesting that you say that your Pa made his pile modernising the railways, Lyn. This happened quite a lot at the time i.e. fortunes were made  laying North Sea gas-pipe lines for instance.

Yours truly was on the payroll of BR for life.....which accounts for my present frugal existence & downtrodden state.  

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:35

 Lily.

Hope this meets with Frank's approval.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhnMd1Jl7SA

or maybe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1_k3Pyy_SI

Enjoy, Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:51

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2UvQYAmbg    ?

 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:48

Unconditional hugs for you always.....BUT, couldn't disagree more. It's just down to personal preferences surely...you approved of my posting of Clare de Lune.

As for Strictly, I have to confess to being a fan of Dave Arch & his band and probably in love with Hayley Sanderson (his female vocalist). I'm amazed by the standard of covers they turn in, week after week. 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:48

Oh dear  sorry about that, Lily.....hugs & all that.

You have my email addy, please feel free to use it if you need to.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:24

Love this, bet Lily does too   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijZRCIrTgQc

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