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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 12:15

Cheers David K first time for me with autumn sown sweet peas and they are doing well in there coldframe so thanks again for  your help  

Some pics from the other thread of sweet peas for the ones who wanted hanging baskets my quote button does not work so made the copied italic writing 


David K wrote 24.4.2014

Hanging basket sweet peas were mentioned a little while ago, so I thought I would post this to give the general idea.

This is of a 14in basket, taken about March last year.


those are hanging basket sweet peas called 'Cupid White'

I do like them in your basket David K may try that

Lyn sweet peas below

I have not tried the darker sweet pea they look pretty 


From Dovefromabove 16.7.2014

My sweet pea wigwam got badly bashed about in the winds we had a few days ago, but they're looking gorgeous again

 Lovely Dove

I have new sweet peas seeds today from GN mag sweet pea floral tribute, I am planning in a few weeks to start more seeds off want to have as many flowers as possible this year  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 11:39

Woo2 said  Gardengirl......8th on the list, any idea what that equates to time wise?   Question for all.......where are you all from and how long have you been growing veggies?

Woo2 I think on the email she said 1-3 months just hope I have moved up the list next time I contact them, I know one of the Site Reps at the allotment as he volunteers in the shop - so if there are plots looking a mess I may well ask when I go to the shop - not for a bit yet though as think he is the one that tells the council and list could get shorter  

I am from Southampton and been growing veg now for about 5-6 years started with just runner beans, I took over the bottom of the garden which was a bramble mess cleared bits, made raised bed with help and started growing I was hooked, some stuff does well others not as veg area most of it in part shade as trees grew not planted ones in carpet we put down around edge of pond think birds helped with that - that was before the veg growing started   I have to walk from one end of garden with watering can though no way of having water butt in veg area no connection points    

Always interested in allotments and when I found out the shop on the allotment was open to the public I went had a look around the second time I went for a wonder - as asked if we could - when wondering a lady going to do her watering said are we wanting an allotment the waiting list is not long at the minute, made me think about it for a few days and being on here with Zoomer44 saying about her plot, I decided to put my name down on a list that was last August         

Stagbeetle so exciting 5 rods is a nice sized plot  

Roy - how is your plot?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:43

Bob you need that stuff they use as a barrier for roots of bamboo

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:38

GWRS that is why it is interesting seeing picture of allotment site as they can be so different and wondering round or being nosy when going past

Weyplotter I will wait for which one you brought

Got strawberry plants today though the post been soaking them trying them in a hanging basket this year  


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:26

Yvie the Sarah Raven catalogue came though the door here too,  I have been taking notes of what colours I would like put together in a cut flower bunch  

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 18:54

I m trying it, I sowed broad beans yesterday in root trainers

using this website


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 14:10

Hello all

Nice pics DD

Raining today my strawberry plants arrived in the post going to try them in a hanging basket this year - see if it stops the slugs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:44

BizzieB that would be good if you could get one of the plots with the shed on so fingers crossed

Weyplotter your new toy sounds good which one is it? is it with out a lead just a battery?  nice to have home made honey - you are a DIYer now you have a tool 

Hello Bunka where are you? have a look on gumtree on freebies and see if any horse manure or topsoil going free  or Google well rotted horse manure in your area

Ginagibbs you have been doing good with your skip hunting - true allotmenteer's get as much stuff for free 

Stagbeetle I want a good sized bit of the allotment to be for cut flowers, I have loads of seeds free from mags  GW mag has free zinnia seeds out from 20th Feb, Have a look at the links below for some ideas on cut flowers to grow

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:08

Yesterday did some weeding up the station garden lots of bulbs coming up

Hello Hollie hock


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 19:33

Clarington when better you will have to take a photo and see if we can id them - just remember the labels next time

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