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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 20:21

In the past my sweet pea seedlings germinated really well outside in early winter but like other people here they got munched, turned out to be slugs! I've started some indoors but I'll move them outside as soon as they germinate and be extra vigiliant.

cairnsie- I would probably wait a bit before you just bin them. Have you gently tapped them out and had a look at the root system?  If I'm in any doubt,about any plant, I always have a look at the plants roots. If I think they are good and healthy then  I tend not to chuck away. My advice would be put them outside, and maybe cut some of them back a bit to establish a more bushy growth further down the stems. 

They are live plants that you grew from seed, even if I get one or two plants from sown seed then a job well done as far as I'm concerned

You can always sow in March as well

 

Seeds

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 19:45

Definately give them a go bunny, I'm sure they will be fine and you'll get some plants out of them

Seeds are up

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 19:38

Hi galest, interesting hearing your experience of larkspurs. I've heard that they can self seed a lot, be good if they adopt that habit here. Did a couple of sowings of them last year for the first time.Got 2 plants the first sowing, and the later sowing I've over wintered in the frames and they are healthy ready for this year. I'll sow again this year  fresh off the plant.

All the seeds sown in  the beginning of Jan are now in the coldframe, wallflowers, white snapdragons,aubrettias and forget me nots.

Have new propagator shelving installed in kitchen windowsill, so have sowed lots of different rudebekias, echinaceas, white lobelia, sweetpeas and cosmos.Also sowed some angel wings and some statice, new to me.

First out of the soil were the cosmos seeds. Glad to hear that everyones  seeds are doing well

 

Seed swap

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 18:08

Thanks for the offer the Gardengirl, so far so good with the Hebe cuttings

feeding the otter!

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 22:03

Wildlife pond, that's what I would do

FROGS TOADS

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 21:46

Good news Smalemi, pretty sure I saw spawn and some tadpoles last year, don't think much came of it thought, but maybe this

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 21:32

I would have done the same dave and chilli lover, in fact I still have some tulip bulbs that were given to me still to go in. Better in the ground than out

National DIY chains remove bug killer containing neonicotinoids from sale

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 21:07

Good to hear that major retail chains have withdrawn them

Seed swap

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 21:48

Bev, glad they got to you ok, thanks for your seeds, not grown either before, so looking forward to how it works out.

Gardengirl, hopeful that my Hebe cuttings have rooted as well

 

Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:14

Hi Sarah,

I've been trying to imagine your garden. The first thing I would think about is the boundary, you say it's boring light brown fence. Boundaries really change things, I really like a dark brown effect against the green of the plants, but I do get a lot of light.

It's long and narrow, similar to the shape that I have. I would avoid planting to that shape and design.

Any chance of a picture?

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