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Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 07:24

I always sow in the autumn and am picking the first lot of flowers now. I sow in late winter/early spring too 'tho and this gives me flowers right through to autumn.


Posted: 30/05/2012 at 07:48

Well I've used some of my last years Nettle fertiliser and nothing bad has happened to my plants.


Posted: 16/05/2012 at 13:00

The bees love the flowers of the Heuchera in my garden.

weed, plant or veggie?

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 11:58

The bees will love them as well.


Posted: 15/05/2012 at 11:53

I'm afraid slugs would be my first guess too. It's not too late to sow again 'tho. You could try putting something like crushed egg shells or coffee grounds around, maybe some beer traps or something to deter them.

Euphorbia amygdaloides-invasive?

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 11:46

That's interesting Backyardee as this is my 3rd year having it in my garden and I'd love for it to spread, so far it has grown in size but not self seeded or spread. I don't have much bare soil around 'tho. Hopefully this year it will start wandering.


Posted: 12/05/2012 at 05:47

I use egg shells but you need to have a good mulch of them around your plants. I wait until the shells have completly dried out and then crunch them all up into smallish bits. I also use coffee grounds but it goes a bit mouldy so it has to be mixed in a bit with the soil after a while.

It's an ongoing battle, good luck.


Posted: 11/05/2012 at 19:07

Sorry, I was thinking you ment fertiliser not compost.


Posted: 10/05/2012 at 08:45

What I do is 3/4 fill a container with stinging nettles, not the roots. Cover with water and allow it to sit for 4-6 weeks. It will smell foul but is a great fertiliser for fruit flowers and veg. Don't apply it neat, it needs to be diluted, I'd add about a cupfull to 7ltrs of water.

You can also make some using Comfrey. Good luck.

Sweet Pea thread

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 06:55

All mine have been planted out now, Autumn sown Memories Firecrest and some saved ones, no particular name. My Cupani sown back in Feb. are planted out too and doing well, they should provide some later flowers. I have some at the allotment, some in a big pot and some at the back of the borders.

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