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Sweet peas

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:34

Have they been undercover Emily or are they already outdoors? If the former, get them used to the cooler temps first (hardening off) as it will be a bit of a shock to them. Outside through the day and in at night for a few days and keep them sheltered initially if it's a windy wild site. 

Otherwise, you can plant them against a wall or fence where they get sun and/or a bit of shade. Nice deep fertile soil and canes or netting or wires for them to grow up. If you have an obelisk in a border you can use that too.  

You can also grow them in containers, just make sure they're a good size and depth. A tripod of 6 foot canes (or similar)  for support. Keep them moist and when they start flowering, use tomato food or something similar to keep them happy. I use around 6 to 8 plants in a 15 inch pot - any more than that and they get crowded. They get quite substantial as the season goes on  

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:27

Done my chores outside and in - area cleared well enough for builders, and other bits and bobs potted up and rearranged. 

Hope the snow isn't lasting Liri. It missed us - further north yesterday and today. 

I tried the ankles crossed, uppy downy. Found it quite easy - or was I doing it wrong? 

I was able to do the palms on the ground with straight legs too obelixx, although I haven't tried it for a while. It used to fascinate friends when I was little. They must have been easily pleased! Glad you had a good break - it's a pain having to come back and do 'stuff' again though

Was wondering where you were Hosta. Hope it goes well tomorrow. It'll soon be over and you'll be running around like a mad March hare again. Or an April one... 

I do very little weeding  - lots of ground cover to save me all that bending!

Had a cheeky little visitor while I was out there 


The robin was really p****d off   

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:37

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:27

Do I win a prize Pauline?  Cake would be nice 

Mossy lawn tips

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:22

I'd opt for some grass seed to oversow Steve. If you overdo the feed products you'll do more harm than good. 

If your plot's shady, which it seems to be, get a seed suitable for shade to give you a better chance of a decent lawn.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:18

Left elbow?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:16

Your left hand Pauline ...

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:11

But can you touch it with your elbow Verd? 

Camera Talk

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:09

Never fails to thrill me Verd  

On the other hand - your local landscape is challenging and thrilling too - just in a different way. Big sea and windswept waves. What diversity we have in such a little island   

Any ideas what this is?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:00

It does look a bit brambly...

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