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Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 19:44

Sorry David.... 

I should have said that about the foliage too - I only take the ones below, and a few to keep the fruits clear. They need to grab all the sun they can get up here!  

But back to the proper subject - have you grown 'Juliet' David?  I was looking for a cream to grow this year and saw these in my local GC. Supposed to be very fragrant but also have a 'citrus' scent. How does that work.... 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 19:33

My friend Denzel today 

time for my bath...



come on in - the water's lovely.....


 oops a daisy!



Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 17:48

I went out and tidied the borders along teh fence to the back gate and put compost down on them. Tidied the bit beside the pond and pruned the clematis there (Niobe) 

Looks like we may get rain/sleet/snow overnight so glad I got that done  

obelixx -  hope everything stays where it should tonight 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 17:44

Flumpy - this is what my very small growhouse looked like year before last. I only had half a cover for it! You can see foliage removed at the bottom. I took lots more off as the fruits started to ripen to let the sun at them 



Water Cress

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 17:36

Hazel - if you're stuck, I can send you a piece of mine. It's never died back. 


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 17:35

RB - I told BT years ago where they could shove their fibre optic. Tricky probably, because they already have their broadband up there as well .....

KEF- pasta would be perfect fro a cosy meal for two....

Is it wrong that I call Mr B  'Denzel' .... after a certain actor....

Even worse - I call Mrs B 'Beyonce'.....

Shetland's on tonight Lesley. I love it 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 16:26

Flumpy - you can remove a fair bit of foliage from your toms as they get bigger and the fruits set. I normally do three plants in one of those little growhouses, always take off a lot of foliage and they grow well. If you do that it helps with air circulation. Also - plenty of ventilation through the day really helps   

Thanks David - I tend to grow my sweet peas in pots as most of the fences have climbers and the borders are too full to have a support in them. Leaf miner is the biggest nuisance for me, but I just live with it and remove any really horrible foliage. 


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 16:10


I heard about the perfect gift for your OH for Sunday - heart shaped pasta 

You'd love that KEF....

I may venture outside now and put some compost and manure down on one of the beds now that they've thawed out. Clematis are all growing nicely. 

Mr B was enjoying a paddle when I came home. He had to queue as a r***y starling was in there...



A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:36

How lovely that you feel that way Steve.  It can be hard to deal with when others are full of the joys.

I'll be thinking of you on Sunday along with all the other lovely people here who are in the same situation. Big hugs from me too - and some of these...xxx

Water Cress

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:25

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

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