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Posted: 17/08/2013 at 19:24
little-ann wrote (see)

David i wonder if you would be so kind as to do a thread on growing sweet peas and showing your pictures. i have just been reading you threads on the old bbc forum and im sure a lot of the newbies will be very interested


A bit like this ?



Posted: 13/08/2013 at 19:03
lynnoot wrote (see)

55 million birds a year are killed by cats.

I doubt very much that is true and can be proved-evidence please with facts.

A lot of worms are killed by birds-shall we protect the worm?

And The Little Baker-stupid and silly idea-Justin Hopkins came on here weeks ago and was laughed at -you are either him or his mate-his idea was to take them for walks on leads

I think The Govt has better things to do that worry about cats messing in gardens.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 17:35

JI compost is a soil-based compost- you do not need to add anything to it

If it is dryng out -perhaps the pots are not big enough-how big are they?

Anything can be grown in pots but it is up to you to feed and water.

Is there a reason you did not plant into the soil?



Posted: 13/08/2013 at 14:59

Simple answer has already been given-spray with glyphosate twice if needed-let it all die back and rot down-which it will- then prepare for lawn sowing or turf September/October

6x7 is not that big an area-black plastic look awful-where is the water going to go anyway?

It gets a bit tiresome having to defend the use of chemicals-that is personal decision-there is a lot of unjustified scare -mongering-not all a bad-boys and have their uses.



Posted: 13/08/2013 at 12:19


They will ripen on the plant-leave them to do what they need to do-they will taste better for it

In any case a sunny windowsill is not the best place-at the end of the season in a drawer is ideal-they need warmth more that sun to ripen.

It is also a good time to pinch out the tops of the plant-it is getting quite late in the season to expect more fruit to form, grow and ripen.

Leave the plant to concentrate on getting the ones on it now to ripen.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 12:03

Despite what you are convinced off-ants do no eat potatoes-that is definite

It is a slug attack or some other other pest has been at them first-then the ants move in just to mop up bits-they do the same with strawberries

The eggs could be slug eggs-possibly wrong time of year- they maybe ant eggs also-depends on the shape and texture.

But they are not the villains in your potato patch in this case.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 17:14

Forget it- it wont work

You will have tubers at the end of the season-October or so-they are forming slowly now

Then do as described to get them through the winter-and off you go again next year.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 12:08

And too hot and too dry an atmosphere-a conservatory is not ideal.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 18:11

Moderation??your thread is here-

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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 10:44

You can sow hardy annuals in the autumn direct in the ground in the autumn-they will flower earlier than the ones sown in the spring-and dead heading will keep them going till the following autumn.

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