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Posted: 27/08/2013 at 19:16

Well - none of us is perfect. How boring life would be if we were. Wb's advice sounds pretty good. Look on the bright side Hover - tons of plum crumble!!

Can I have custard with mine?

The clothes prop idea is brilliant Dove  

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 17:47

David - I think that might be the reason I first grew them- the fact that they had some history. I knew they were amongst the oldest ones but not sure if I knew the whole story - or maybe I've just forgotten! It's nice to have something still growing well today after hundreds of years. Matucana is very similar and is often mistaken for it but I've not grown that before.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 16:19

Cupani is one I've always grown David - not sure why I or when I first tried it and although it's small, it's really pretty , the scent is great and the colours work with what i like to grow elsewhere!

Ann  you must get a lovely wall of scent when you're near those! 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 13:36

That's lovely Ggirl. It'll be good to have him back 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 13:35

addict- I need you here to get my dead stump out! No idea what tree it is as it was well dead when I moved in but I did exactly the same thing with it as you said but I can see a big thick root going vertically from the stump so I've no chance.  I sawed about 6 or 7 big roots but it ain't shifting so I'll have to work round it somehow 

chick - I think the more good stuff you can put in the better. 


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 08:04

Andy- not sure about the culprit but I think buddleias are tough enough to withstand the onslaught!  A sacrificial plant as Sara suggests is probably the best idea. I've not had any problems before with mine (and I've had them in most gardens I've had) but maybe I've been lucky - or it could be weather this year . Maybe there's been a bigger 'crop' of caterpillars than normal and next year will be fine. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 07:45

Mine are all spring sown and still flowering away.  Our season's slower to get going up here anyway and they don't mind the cooler weather in Sptember so it suits me and they often keep going in October. Mine are all in pots- albeit big deep ones - as I've rarely had a suitable area on a fence or wall to plant them in the ground. Keeping them well fed and watered is the key- and picking them. That's not too hard a chore though when you have the pleasure of a little pot of them in the living room!  

Perhaps you could give us all a few recommendations David- scents and colours etc so that we can all experiment for next year!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 07:36

Morning all. Very dull and cloudy here. 

The toms will come thick and fast now chick! I picked a load yesterday- not many fruits left now on the Red Alerts but  quite a decent number of fruits on Moneymakers so that'll keep me going . Very cool overnight here now and not great temps during day unless there's decent sun so I reckon I've done quite well out of mine. Enjoyed them thoroughly.

Have a good day everyone. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 20:40

MrsG I answered you on morning thread about bulbs!

Just having a cup of tea and watching Bake Off from last week. Nothing done in garden today but hopefully tomorrow. Looked at some of the Cimcifugas online that Verd mentioned. May be ordering some.....


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:43

Juice will do for me!

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