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Camera Corner

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 18:56
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Thanks again, new seasonal avatar achieved. Now I've found a new skill it might change daily!

 

Now there's a thort!

Talkback: How to make a box ball

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 11:27

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

 

I made two like this (either side of the door) from cuttings I took myself.

For a trimming guide I bent a couple of pieces of galvanised wire into a circular shape, stuck them in the pot and trimmed the initial form around that.....I removed them after getting the rough shape I was looking for and now do it free-hand.

flower magic

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 10:42

Due to circumstances, I used this rubbish last year on a piece of ground I wasn't able to cultivate.....I would say that it was a 50-50 mix of lack-lustre annuals & perennial weed seed. It's going to take me years to clean the ground again.

I bought mine via Amazon....you should read their dissatisfied reviews, unless Amazon has zapped them, as they tend to do.

Pinching out

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 20:02

Hey presto!

Pinching out

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 19:19
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

David, you've changed your avatar 

Yes, just messing about, re a query in Camera Corner.

Don't you like it? I know my knitted snail was liked by some.

Pinching out

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:37

I'm with Mr Flowerydew with this....Moneymaker is pretty tasteless.

I think to have the true home-grown/greenhouse taste, they need to be slightly acidic...for me that would be Gardener's Delight or Sungold. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:21

MG - Personally I change the file size of my pics in Photoshop when necessary. Having said that, I've just changed my avatar about half a dozen times with pics from my Windows library and they all worked okay.

I went into my GW account, then clicked 'edit' just under the existing avatar, then followed the on screen instructions. 

Hope you get it sorted.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 16:27

Ah, slight misunderstanding  the compost I had in mind in my previous post was homemade compost, well rotted leaf-mould or perhaps from a wormery etc.....seed, multipurpose or potting composts are quite a separate item.

Of course, you will know your own soil best and will able to feed it as required.  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 11:04

Linzy - I'm sure what 'dine' compost is. However. as general rule the ground should be deeply dug incorporating as much compost/well rotted manure as possible....then a top dressing of bonemeal.

I've read Jeannie's interesting post and jolly informative it was too. I would just add that mildew will not be an issue in May, as it occurs later in the summer.....mostly prevalent during hot days and cold nights.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:25

Linzy - Non of my business of course, but having knowledge of family weddings, I'm wondering if you may not be too busy for this SP commitment. My previous lady grower was doing it for her daughter's wedding......just a thought!

As for this year's directly sown seed, perhaps best sown now or in another week or so...they won't germinate until the soil warms up a little.

This is a very showy Eagle collection: www.eaglesweetpeas.co.uk/gallerydetail.php?g=4&i=5

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