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Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:30

Very best wishes, Mike.

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:48
Palaisglide wrote (see)

Hi David, yes all well just been very busy, a couple of friends asked about me so I thought it best to put minds at rest, not pushing up daisies.

This forum is addictive I only intended to dip in and out.

Frank.

 Really great to see you, Frank.....have you down as Bruce Forsyth's replacement on Strictly.

'Forum addictive'....never a truer word!

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:51

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DogRose-1.jpg

 

Well, Frank, how nice is it to see you around on the forum again......hope you are keeping well.

The dog rose has pleasant childhood memories for me.

 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:02

No wonder I have patience, no wonder do I want you people to succeed.....I could get drunk on your enthusiasm.

Believe me, I do appreciate how confusing it must be when some plants need TLC (frost tender etc) and others (like sweet peas) can be ruined by it.

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:59

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/P6200028.jpg

 Good luck with them.

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:53

Thanks, KEF.....although it still doesn't give an accurate appreciation of the size of it.

Tracey - Please do try to visit Chatsworth if you get the chance....I've visited many of these country mansions in my time, but Chatsworth is the very best......breath-taking, inside & out.   

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:12

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/dd72c801-e7a8-48cd-8967-3a0a61dc8253_zps97533766.jpg

 

Thanks, KEF.....this is it tidied up.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:54

Don't worry about it, Snowdrop....nothing you have done is irretrievable.

I would say, successful growing of sweet peas is as difficult as we care to make it.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:40

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/025_zps845f8e65.jpg

 

At just under a metre high, this is probably the biggest lump of amethyst I've ever seen....I spotted it during a visit to Chatsworth House. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:27

Hi, Snowdrop....here goes.

1) I wouldn't advise sweet peas being in a propagator at any time.

2) Dwarf (hanging basket) varieties don't need pinching out.

3) Best results are from seed sown in deep pots, where they should remain until being planted out...hence avoiding root disturbance (which they don't like) when potting-on.

4) It would seem that yours may be a little soft from over protection, so for a week put them outside during the day & bring them back indoors at night......then plant them out where they are to flower. Before that pinch-out the growing tips of those 10-15cm ones.

Not sure if you spotted on previous pages, but I did say that germination usually takes between 7 to 21 days...so you seen to be on course for that, although it can take longer depending on temperatures.

Discussions started by David K

Anyone addicted?

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It's Show Time

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Quotes

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Been to the doctor...

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This forum

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Greenhouse Shading

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I need hugs too....

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Heated Propagators

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The Mystery of NPK

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