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Talkback: Yarrow

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 10:20

Totally agree with previous comments. Yarrow, in all it's wonderful colours is a brilliant plant for any garden both for its look and its support of wildlife. This was a strange subject to label as 'a problem.'

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 19:03

kidding!!!! Fantastic judging if it was you.... 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 17:16

Not at all Fairygirl, you were spot on. Thank you.... not quite sure how I managed to post twice above!! Sorry everyone but thanks for the good sweet pea advice.

Manure

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 15:00

Has anyone ever used alpaca poo as manure or plant feed/tea? I understand it is not a hot manure (not quite sure what that means actually) but I'm hoping my poo picking is of benefit to me (fitness) my girls (keeping the fields clean) and my plants??

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 14:46

Just read page 23: Fab, Thank you. I've got so many sweet peas (brag, brag) of different colours etc that I'm going to try both ways. Last year I had dreadfully short blooms AND they were covered in greenfly BUT they has an unusual red marbled effect and their perfume was gorgeous. I cut them for our September village show, shook the greenfly off, plonked them in a pewter teapot and went to the show. [I was rather ashamed of them in comparison to a really wonderful grower whose stems were long and straight and whose flowers were pale blue.]

I won first prize! My husband must have bribed the judges!! The note from the judge commended the smell and marble look. Funny old world.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 14:45

Just read page 23: Fab, Thank you. I've got so many sweet peas (brag, brag) of different colours etc that I'm going to try both ways. Last year I had dreadfully short blooms AND they were covered in greenfly BUT they has an unusual red marbled effect and their perfume was gorgeous. I cut them for our September village show, shook the greenfly off, plonked them in a pewter teapot and went to the show. [I was rather ashamed of them in comparison to a really wonderful grower whose stems were long and straight and whose flowers were pale blue.]

I won first prize! My husband must have bribed the judges!! The note from the judge commended the smell and marble look. Funny old world.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 06:52

So sorry if this has been covered, I have read many pages of this thread but couldn't find the answer. How do you get long straight stems on sweet pea? I presume it's how you tie in but do you also restrict growth of the plant? Thanks in advance. I have 20+ pots of Autumn sown peas to plant out this weekend. All have been hardened off and I plan to make a trench of home compost for them to lie in, against a southeast facing stone wall. 

I really love sweet pea; the look of the variously coloured blooms and their aroma is so delicious.

 

Talkback: Dunnocks

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 06:37
Your windows are clearly too clean....... If you were more slovenly (like me) you may not have this issue. What about a couple of thin strips of tape to flutter in front of said window? Might put him/her off.

Talkback: Old lady moths

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 06:32
What could I grow to encourage Hummingbird moths or am I in the wrong part of the country to attract them? (600m up a mountain in Shropshire)

Talkback: Early butterflies

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 06:28
We've seen the Tortoiseshell for sure and others too, though I didn't register their type. I'm desperately eating the tops of the over wintered brussel sprouts before these painted creatures lay eggs!
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Talkback: Early butterflies

We've seen the Tortoiseshell for sure and others too, though I didn't register their type. I'm desperately eating the tops of the over winte... 
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Talkback: Growing sweet peas

Gosh, you've inspired me. I have about 30 pots of healthy looking sweet pea sown in Autumn. They've been out of the greenhouse for approx 3 ... 
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Ground Elder

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