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Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:43

We've had fewer slugs than usual this year as we had cold but dry weather at the right time to kill a lot off! They can devastate plants so quickly.

Might be worth getting some seeds and pushing a few in around the ones you've got as a back up 

Growing basil

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:42

I grow sweet basil and usually sow it thinly in small pots and just split the plants up a bit once they're big enough - at about two  or three inches. I put a couple in a 4" pot and that seems to work quite well. A bigger clump would need a bigger pot. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:37

Lovely pix B3 - all looking nice and luxuriant and 'full' if that makes sense  

VicS - I bought the LIbertia a couple of years ago. It hasn't flowered, but I think it may be a bit damp there for it. I really wanted it for the foliage anyway, so it's not a hardship.

Sun wasn't meant to happen here today so the front must have moved a bit! Plenty of rain yesterday and overnight so everything is putting on growth now. If the temps would stay in double figures reliably during the day, it would help the sweet peas though. 

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:28

That's pest problems Rob. They've been eaten quite a bit - slugs and snails have done that. There's a bit of leaf miner damage which is the whiter bit. That won't stop them developing, it just looks unsightly. I take dead leaves off. 

With a bit of luck they'll survive, but try and keep a look out for slugs especially - they love the nice fresh foliage. Make sure the soil has plenty of oomph - if you can add some extra compost and a general fertiliser like Blood, Fish and Bone that will help. They need a lot of nutrition to give their best, especially if you have other plants nearby which compete for food and water  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 12:24

Ta - hopefully I might be able to taste it. Maybe a bit of curry on it would help  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 12:17

Could you make one for me instead KEF?  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 12:14

I don't like the way that quote thingy works - or am I missing something? 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 12:13
Hostafan1 says:

Joyce, I just go deeper into the wardrobe and dig out the smaller stuff. 

See original post


We don't want you going back into the closet Hosta....

and would you end up in Narnia? .....

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 12:04

Hakonechloa starting to look pretty

Phormium, Libertia with a bit of sun on them, and Clem Niobe budding up behind them. Daffs still coming out. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 11:39

Good result Hosta  

I've just put this on the updated forum thingy thread for obelixx, but if you right click on the photo, wherever you have them on the 'pooter', and you get an option to resize.  I use Windows but I expect they're all similar. Mine has small, med and large as well as custom, but large makes them around 1mb so it's fine. It will save the extra image. It's a bit of a pain not having the option to load from an external site. I never had a problem no matter what size of photo, and some were around 7 or 8 mb. Surely we could have retained that and just added the new one for people with phones etc.... 

Unpleasant T'bird 

I'm taking it easy today. I'm saving myself for the supposedly better weather tomorrow to get on outside. 

Some light household duties and steam cleaning is as much as I'm doing. 

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