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Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:14


FAO Liam.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:11

Liam....I can't remember TBH, I think I just planted one packet per basket. I think I have some pics when they first germinated, I'll look them out.

Hi, Ducan....welcome to the forum. I'm afraid shed will not be suitable.....they'll get drawn to the light. The protection required doesn't need to be substantial, those little polythene covered mini greenhouses will be fine....less than £20 in most places. 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 18:42
Lksopener wrote (see)

Stunning as always David, what variety are they?

'Sugar & Spice' as I recall, Liam.  

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 18:35

 Just in case there is still any interest left out there in sweet's a basket of them I grew last year.

PS. Seed sown directly into the baskets in March, then kept in a cold greenhouse until hanging outside in May.

Little Scarlet

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 16:24
Steve 309 wrote (see)

So now to grow them and make our own jam?

Not beyond the realms of possibility for yours truly, Steve.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 16:21

 Blenheim Palace earlier this year.

Little Scarlet

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:59

Being intrigued for some time by the strawberry variety 'Little Scarlet', I bought a 340g jar of jam made from them earlier this week, by 'Tiptree'......costing £3.99 from the SM.  Prices fluctuate widely on the net, ranging from £9.99 on ebay, to £7.43 from Amazon.

Anyway, bit of an indulgence, but every bit as delish as you would expect. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 09:03

 Thanks, Lesley.....or maybe some summer cumulus clouds.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 08:22

 "None too bright here either today! We need more sunny pix on here to cheer us up"

Well, this is a sunset following a blistering hot day in July.

is it too soon to lift dahlias?

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 14:30

I leave mine in the ground, but do add a thick mulch.

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