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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:12
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

18"?? That's about twice the size of mine 

Do we get a family and friends discount on David K Sweet  Peas?? 

I've already told to mention my name when you order from from Eagle SPs and you may get a discount. 

My first year in the vegetable garden

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:08

That is one very impressive veg garden and one who a seasoned professional would be proud of.....I can see all the hard graft!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:00

Thanks, OL....of course, I'll need to be charging for this stuff when I'm famous.

Understand it's just a tiny bud and the plants are little more than 18" tall.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 21:49
linzy wrote (see)
Wow, that's really something. Congratulations.

 

The buds?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 21:27

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0870_zpsc4f8e064.jpg

 

My first SP flower buds are showing and I've been asked if I would like my name to be registered for a sweet pea to be named after me....I'm honoured.

Tomatoes - possibly my second mistake of the year!!!!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 21:22

I would say you're making really good progress, OL and should be proud of yourself.

Carrots not germinating

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 21:16

Hi, KEF...do you come here often?

Parsnips are notoriously difficult to germinate and certainly it doesn't pay to use anything other than fresh seed.

*One trick you can use is to pre-germinate the seed in wallpaper paste, then sow the seed by piping the gel along your seed drill.

* I would just say that I done this successfully years ago, but I'm not sure if there any detrimental chemicals in today's paste.....perhaps worth a trial for someone.

 

Something eating leaves on our plum trees

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 17:25

I've answered a query similar to this a few days ago. I suspect it's an infestation of plum aphids. If so the little critters will be inside the rolled-up leaves.

Although it's unsightly, it won't affect the fruit. although the honeydew they secrete will attract sooty mildew fungus later on.

Difficult to get rid of unless you are prepared to spray and a systemic spray will need to be used as a contact spray can't reach them....would recommend 'Bug Clear'. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 17:09
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/006_zpse83fef73.jpg

 

 

 Close-up of aforesaid azalea.

Some of you must have absolutely beautiful gardens.

Carrots not germinating

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 16:58

Hi, Nin....I can understand your concern, but if the soil isn't warm enough, I've known carrots to take six weeks or so to surface.

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