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wild sweetpeas

Posted: Today at 17:57

You can do them 2 ways.............Autumn or Spring.

Personally, I would sow them now.  They will germinate fairly quickly but you will need to grow them on ( deep narrow pots are best to accommodate the long root ) and then plant out next year.

It might  be helpful to check out David K's thread on Sweet Peas.......I'm thinking the basics are the same.  I don't currently grow Sweet Peas but do have the everlasting.

Hope this gives you a start anyway......IMO they are useful plants to have around

 

Cuttings

Posted: Today at 17:38

Maxine.....don't despair...........I've been taking cutting for years..........not all of them take by any means

Gradually, the more you do it, the easier it will become.  Take a note of what you have done in what medium and then you can compare your results and alter your methods accordingly

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: Today at 16:59

Elizabeth.........depending what type you have, I wouldn't say it is abnormal.

The basic  ones can certainly reach the size you mention without too much trouble

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: Today at 16:53

Kay..........that sounds interesting

Trouble for me is that I already have a ton of all sorts of Chutneys...........I think they will probably outlive me

wild sweetpeas

Posted: Today at 16:48

Do you mean the perennials (not scented ) ?

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: Today at 16:40

David.........when you say "Lime Jelly" do you make your own or do you mean those little rubbery squares ? ( which I recall eating raw as a child  ).

I love Beetroot either fresh or pickled but never tried it with Lime........at first, it sounded a bit odd but I'm warming to the idea now.

Forester......."hissing sid".........I have used in the past but after several occasions of not keeping an eye on the wretched thing and the kitchen becoming like a Turkish Bath, I gave up .  I also recall my mother cooking everything to death with the HS and then being forced to "eat your greens, dear".....so that is probably another reason why I am not too keen

Dare I say.

Posted: Yesterday at 20:52

Pansyface........

Get if off your chest.

Posted: Yesterday at 20:49

OL..........Cheer up...........you are obviously not a mug...........who else is canny enough to hold down a job which involves both Garden Centres/Nurseries AND Food...........that's smart without a doubt

Dare I say.

Posted: Yesterday at 20:41

Someone also asking about storing Beetroot........I suggested Clamping ....but also suggested Dove or Welsh Onion may well know the best method ?

Back to gardening I think

Dare I say.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:46

Punica........you've completely missed the point it would seem. What an arrogant request.....

No one needs to prove anything to anyone..........you are old enough to decide yourself what forum you choose to use and how to use it. As has been said, no one member makes a forum.

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