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Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:35

Is the ground you're planting into unsuitable, or the site they're in? They need good rich moist soil so if the potted ones are ok, it suggests the ground isn't right. Do you have any photos Rob? That might help with a diagnosis  

Clematis flowers being eaten

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:29

They do love them unfortunately  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:28

Very nice KOG. I don't anything about it though, so not much help! 

Progress update

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:54

'twas always thus pauper  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:18

Hope you got back to sleep Hosta...

It was lovely reading about Bushman's outing to see The Flying Scotsman, and someone else (sorry I've forgotten  ) who's relation drove it. Fantastic. There was a good item about it on Landward here last night. 

Ppauper - I loathe willow herb with a vengeance. 

Hope you all have a good day whatever you're up to. Weather's rubbish here so I have no excuse to get on with steam cleaning and hoovering dust ...

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:11

With the fluctuating weather this spring, you need to have good sturdy little plants to plant out. If they weren't, they'll struggle, especially if they're exposed to cold winds and wild, wet weather. That sounds the most likely scenario Rob. As fidget says, those plugs are grown in protected environments. 

Direct sown seed will be fine, flowering slightly later than a bigger plant in the ground just now, so you'd probably be better buying some seed and getting them in.  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:23

Oh Dove - that's really sad. 

I'd ditto the staking. I think that will be gorgeous once it's in the ground.

Lovely pic T'bird. A real vision of spring 

Shame about the aquilegias chicky. I always think they're such trouble free plants....

The whole garden was a started from scratch, Joyce. There's just more of it that's been scratched now! 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:05

We should be able to post up to 5mb in size hollie, but there's an issue just now - nothing bigger than about 2mb will load, so have to reduce the size to below that.

Mine are usually around 4 or 5 or bigger, so I have to reduce the image size. I do it on the original pic on the laptop via Windows editor. There's an option to click on for resizing. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:40

I don't think you're doing too badly Faywray - judging by your before and after pix. What a difference. So satisfying when you make a change like that too   

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:33

Tulip Ronaldo  

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