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Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 10:18
I have just sewn some more and left them outside and hopefully they'll be o.k. My greenhouse got smashed in tip winter's storm so I can't have too many things indoors!

Fertilisers

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:25
Lancashire Lass. This is true! It could be marketed as a repellent for all things though. Only flies want to come near you if you get some on your skin. Have you tried the same with Comfrey?

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:21
I am planting mine out in the ground I think this year again. I have bought another seed Lathyrus Rotundifolia and I hope there germinate too.

Fertilisers

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:59

Lancashire Lass.  I used to do this with nettles regularly but one day spilt some on myself and I could smell it for days, literally!!  I am very careful now if I do it.  You cannot describe the smell to other people can you!!

Abutilon

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:56

Hi Mike, thanks for this.  I have taken a few cuttings and had success with a couple of them in a cooler part of the house.  I do like them.  What do you do with yours in winter, as I am told they are not hardy?  Mine are in a cool place in the house over winter, as my greenhouse got badly damaged in the storm this year!

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:53

In that case, after reading everyone's comments, I think I shall be less careful with sweet peas in future.  Interesting to hear what others do, thanks very much. 

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:33

Hello Fairygirl, thanks for this info.  I shall look forward to trying them out.  They look healthy at present, but probably been cossetted until now.  I want to grow pretty climbing flowering things over my water butts on the allotment, so I thought this might be a good idea.  I didn't know the flowers were smaller than annual types.

Abutilon

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:25

Hello sorry I must have overlooked my notification of a reply.  My friend gave me a lovely fatsia  some years back.  They are quite exotic looking!  But yes, I did have some flowers on the Abutilon last year on both a blue one and a peach one.  One has died during this winter, but not sure which until the remaining one flowers later on.  Thanks for reply.

Fertilisers

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:21

I use an organic fertilizer and wood ash around my fruit trees and bushes. On the allotment I use well rotted manure to mulch, plus home rotted compost.  Everything grows in abundance, and my flowers in the garden and on the plot seem to appreciate the same stuff, and flower beautifully.  I repot most things every year. 

Planting out Sweet Peas

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:13

Glad I looked on here, as I too was wondering about whether it was too early to harden off my sweet peas.  I have some perennial sweet peas that are new to me - they came from a sheltered garden centre, so I have them outside but sheltered and they seem fine in their pot at present.

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