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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 14:12

I saved my own seed as I had a sweet pea from a mixed pack with a lovely deep purple colour. They have now germinated, I sowed later, and only found this thread today. 2 questions - will the sweet peas come true to colour

- I also saved some hanging basket sweet pea seeds, no sign of germination are these likely to be F1 or have I not saved seeds correctly.

Will sow some in spring any way.

Really informative thread

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 13:47

Hi Jo. Hope your garden clear up is going OK. 

I am going out later to top up bird feeders but that will be that. A lingering fog here.

Did you say you were going to the hospital next week? 

OH went out earlier and came back with a Gardening News. PamLL has written an article, I think hers is about hardwood cuttings.

Just going to have a cup of tea. Back later.

sweet peas in toilet roll inners

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 13:42

Ii use toilet roll inners for my beans in spring. They always go mouldy and the beans are OK. However sweet peas are going to be in the tubes for a  long time during winter when things that are damp encourage mould. I would if possible put them in pots or root trainers even though they have germinated. Choose taller pots and plant in the tubes. 

Someone else on here may come up with other ideas.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 11:46

Very foggy and dank, Yuk

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 11:31

I remember them and green shield stamps. I can remember what reward there was with Green shield, but what with the coop was it goods or money in bank?

Must tell OH to buy Garden News.

tomatoes

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 11:28

Next year - Jan - with heat

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 10:51

I've made a tub like that into an almost finished water feature, maybe not quite so deep, more curved...

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 10:47

I thought this was interesting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20243692

Always been interested in the history of food.

I love cosmos, but pulled mine up a couple of weeks ago when they became very bedraggled. Kept some seeds. This year I have tried to keep a few seeds of several plants Sweet peas have germinated, but not those from the hanging basket variety, must check to see if they were F1 

That's an amazing view PPam

More fun lobbying for smileys. In America are these commissioners independent?

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 10:22

Lottie 3 boys? Not a chance.!

Paul's Himalayan musk rambler/ Mme Alfred Carriere

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 10:20

Just ordered Narrow Water. Never heard of it before. Hoope your decription fits. Mme Alfred Carriere grows well on N facing fence. Is that why you have one?

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