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Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 01:00

Yeah, my sweet peas were sown in Feb last year but were still flowering on Christmas Day last year, only the really heavy snow killed them off, some time in January.

I'm hoping the seeds I took off the plant are going to be just as nice. I will also sow some this autumn as I absolutely love sweet peas.

Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 16:23

They are lovely Cath!

I started mine in early March and they're not a patch on yours, although they have really enjoyed the recent warm weather. This year I'm trying to grow mine up an old oak tree stump as well as in patches in the garden.


Posted: 28/05/2012 at 18:45

I emailed T&M on Friday and got a response this afternoon, they said delivery of them was due in the next 7-14 days. So it's time to start making room for them!


Fuchsia Thalia

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 14:57

Thanks Pam, where do I over winter the cuttings? Would it have to be indoors or would a cold frame do the job?


Posted: 15/05/2012 at 14:14

I wouldn't worry about that, there are few, if any, gardeners who enjoy throwing plants away just because they have too many. More likely is they pass 'extras' on to family and friends or swap plants.

I've dug up two new flower beds which used to be lawn so that I know I have enough space for new plants, I also do my in-laws garden so any that don't fit in here will be making the trip there.

I'm also thinking of digging up another patch for the 36 lavenders on offer next month.

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 01:21

I have a load of these in a seed tray from last years plant, but they've stayed tiny since about easter. Am I being an idiot leaving them where they are (no protection from the elements and slight protection from mice/slugs/snails) and should I move them somewhere much nicer?

Think I've answered my own question actually...

soil types acceptable to lavander

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 01:11

It would be best to grow plants that are suited to your conditions rather than trying to fit plants in that might not do well, there are plenty of sea air loving beautiful plants out there. Up there in Sanday though you're going to have to look at the particularly hardy types.

Having a walk round and seeing what's already doing well on the island might be an idea.


Posted: 15/05/2012 at 00:54

Me three.

I've ordered these too, does anyone know how long delivery is?

Fuchsia Thalia

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 00:52

Hey everyone, new poster here , I recently bought a Thalia and am wondering what the best way to treat this plant would be?

When in flower it's beautiful and about the only Fuchsia I like, but I'm wondering if I should just stick it in the ground and treat it like an annual, keep it inside in a warm sunny spot all year or give it the best possible outside conditions?

I'm in the south-east.

In future I'll be reading the backs of plant labels properly.

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