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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 20:09

Sweet peas will withstand cold temperatures but not frost, thats why they need to be undercover.

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 20:05

fb has the perfect answer for you. sweet peas sown outside in March make very good plants too!

I learnt my lesson from sowing on windowsills. It just doesnt work :P

I would suggest investing in 1 of those 4 tier plasic greenhouses, probably pretty cheap in some places at this time of the year.

Sweet Pea seedlings

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:52

I will be blunt here and say start again. Put seeds outside in deep pots of multi purpose compost. 5 to a 1 litre pot is quite suitable.

Put them in a coldframe, cheap plastic greenhouse or something along those lines.

They should germinate within 2 weeks and grow much stronger than on a windowsill.

They can stay outside all Winter, just make sure to keep them frost free.


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:56

I know the feeling of getting home from work when its getting dark, makes you feel so frustrated doesnt it?

But I'm kind of looking forward to Winter now. The garden going to sleep waiting to emerge a 1000x better next Spring

Still contemplating whether to get my Tulips in or hold off until November 

Watering gardenia plants - how often in hot weather?

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:51

you could try giving it a litre of water or so a day, that would help to stop the waterlogging issue.

The moisture levels tell you immediately the moisture in the soil at the roots.

I think I got mine from Wilkinsons for a few pounds (mines a ph tester too)

Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:35

Yes of course it is! Helps to break up the soil for the roots to get through and also improves drainage


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 17:21

I'm hoping to do the same SwissSue. Been chucking it down but the wind seems to have dried everything up quite well today, and the forecast is looking good for tomorrow

Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 17:17

I do tend to find worms in my pots when I empty them sometimes!

This could be possible as I have seen some giant worms come up through the gravel during wet weather, so its possible they are coming up through the holes in the bottom of my pots :P

Little mounds of soil on top of my pots

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 16:47

Hi all over the past year or so I tend to fin these strange little mounds of top of my pots and sometimes in the ground/grass.

I was just wondering if anyone has any idea what it is? :P


Foxglove Camelot Cream

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 16:23

Yea I sowed some russel lupins and giant pacific delphiniums earlier this year, I cant wait to see what colour flowers I get next year

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