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Water Cress

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:25

It's probably a bit early yet Hazel - usually around March/April I think    

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:52

Those little nests are so beautiful aren't they? I remember finding a tiny one when I cut back a mature holly. So delicate 

Seed swapping

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:50

I've bumped up the new thread so it's on the first page at the moment 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:49

I've bumped up the new seed swap thread 

Just an additional thought re the wicker obelisks - are they a bit 'solid' when covered with sweet peas? Air flow's important. I'd make sure they had a good space between them Lucid because they'll quickly grow and fill the space. Not too many in your pot. I use about 6 round an 18 inch pot, but I often stick a couple extra in if any don't germinate well.  Would you agree with that David? 

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:41

Bumping this up for anyone new or needing seeds

Thought I'd better make myself useful 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 08:01

Lucid - I always grow my sweet peas on a tripod of canes in pots. Although they will attach themselves, it helps to give them some support and tie them in as they grow. They get a bit wild and wayward otherwise! 


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 07:50

Morning /afties all. Chilly here right enough B'man. Very white, but the frosty variety rather than the falling down kind  

I guessed  there would be a touch of pink somewhere chicky - although I had in my mind a sort of 18th century, faded grandeur kind of colour. Perhaps I could suggest that to Dulux for a paint colour... 

She's very pretty - hope you have a very good spot for her. 

RB- just pot up your snowdrops as you would normally, but, like fidget, I assume they're in the green, not bulbs. In my experience, they're quite happy in pots as long as they don't get too dry over a long period.

Water Cress

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 20:35

I use it to keep the pond clear - I don't eat it. If I wanted to, I'd probably keep it in a container. 

I forgot I'd told you that trick philippa! It works brilliantly in a pond to keep blanket weed away. Even a small one which can heat up quite quickly, like my current one. Just chuck a handful in during spring when the water warms up.

Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 20:16

I've bumped up the sweet pea thread for you Catie. David will be able to give you loads of advice with sweet peas 

I usually sow in ordinary MPC in spring and they get lots of food once they're planted out.  It's more important to use a less rich compost if sowing in autumn so that there's less soft growth over winter.

I learnt that from David  


Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 20:11

Bumping up for Catie 

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