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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:53

David K my sweet peas are getting tendrils I have took these off as they are not big enough yet, they have about 3 sets of leaves now 3rd ones right next to the top

Is that about ready to pinch out now?  why are they getting tendrils so soon?  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:19

GWRS that's a shame about the peach - mine is not completely sheltered, Glad that your potatoes arrived, I grew Nadine before and done well   

Maybe I will contact the council

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:04

Yesterday went volunteering with litter picking lots rubbish collect and conservation area looking cleaner, did want to plant some little tree but maybe next time with them

Today been out cutting up brambles some that come from next doors garden all in garden bin ready to be gone tomorrow some were really long up over the bare trees 

Did write a lot on here yesterday but internet messed up and lost the post

Archiepem like the butterfly nice find

GWRS that counts I would say all in preparing for the garden

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 13:17

Here's a pic of my seeds top line from Mr Fothergills and next line from Suttons

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 13:12

Here you go Weyplotter

This pic below is the peach tree I have had a few years from a 2 year old and got a peach from last year, its a container area now it has a nice stem that just goes over the plastic green house when up

You can just see the small peach tree to the right of the pic with the labels on

And below this is the one year old I got in January last year and planted

Both in the ground but this one got a raised bed around to help with soil as it is right next to next doors shrubs

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 11:36

Weyplotter peach tree in the ground, not too hard to grow, if you need to do pruning do it in summer,  I have had 1 peach this last year and one year before that so far but extremely tasty compared to shop brought ones, expecting more this year as peaches come from wood developed the year before

I also have a small one year old peach tree brought and planted last year which they say can take a few years to get peaches and it is still really small needs to grow bigger yet, the other one was a 2 year old and took a year after planting to get a fruit  

Peach trees do have nice pink blossom  I will go and take a photo and add for you

Not sure when I am getting the plot - don't know if I should email the council to see how many on the list and where/ what number I am - on the website you only get it saying 3 Months -  what do you lot think

Still got lots to do in the garden

Fruitcake I have too many pots mainly from buying plants even though I want some strong module trays so last a long time, I have had some free from a nursery after they planted up their plug plants that they brought in and don't use the trays so I asked and got them   but is nice to buy them then they are nice and clean for the start of the year

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 20:14

I have been helping volunteering to tidy up Millers pond park and found a golf ball, that is a few I have now so maybe I will add a crazy golf course to my allotment when I get it

Roy that is it wildlife on your plot

Thanks Zoomer44 I see B&Q got you with buying module trays but a least it is some thing useful, thanks for the spud info

I use Bordeaux for my peach tree to stop it getting peach leave curl   


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 20:04

Hello all,

Been doing volunteering at Sholing Valley Study Centre today tidying up lots of litter picked up from the around Millers Pond ground and a whole bag of drink cans made the place look a lot better

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 19:12

Zoomer44 which spuds did you get?  that shed was not held up by much

Roy you got lots done

seed potatoes

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:14

Has anyone got any yet?

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