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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:35

is that  just planted in the top or in the sides? it is amazing

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:09

Roy what you going to start off first?

Understand what you mean Fruitcake


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 18:18

Hello strawberry plants now in hanging basket

Milk man delivers compost - 1Runnybeak1 as it is milk and more that is the secret , KEF oh yes well trained garden stuff -

Beaus Mum nice pics of your garden

Bekkie it is a nice vase so many colours to choose from wanted it for my cutting garden flowers still in its bubble wrap at mo

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 17:09

Fruitcake was the whispering between your neighbour and site rep?    but were they looking your way it could of been about something else

Well done on your digging, how many beds do you have to dig over?

Hello Ginagibbs  

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 14:31

Sarah Raven has nice shows of cut flowers

Take a look in GC for plug plants in a while


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 14:16

Hello all

Beaus mum things I brought from Sarah Raven catalogue a turquoise vase, free diary offer and 50 freesia mixed bulbs which will arrive in March  

Been emptying 2 of my baskets and planting the plants left in the border near the house washed up ready to plant the strawberry plants

Milk mam delivered my multi purpose compost for me this morning for planting up my basket with strawberry's

Punkdoc an iris out already wow

my yellow daff out today looking great in the sun

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  

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