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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:07

Thanks all, no I did try to buy one patio variety but when we went away my watered forgot them! I have cups I, Gwendoline ( thanks David! ) all butt blue,painted lady, blue velvet, spencer mix and fire and ice, the worst culprit is cupani, I think it's age ( thogh not much difference in spring and autumn) and in the pot , which I knew wouldn't do as well but I am short of space, anyway, having listened to good advice here ( thanks again David! ) I've had at least 10 vases of sweet peas in the house for the last 6 weeks

summer pruning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 08:01

hi all, I hve a Gertrude Jekyll rose a few years old, it flowers ok, but very high, it is in northwest position so doesn't get much more than 3 houers sun though it has got lots of new shoots low down, if I prune now and lose a few flowers will it be more compact and flower lower next year? thanks in advance again

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 07:59

Hi all, a very quick question, 2 lots of my sweet peas have very short stems, these are 1 lot in a pot, and one lot in the front where I don't get out to water like I do in the back, is lack of water the reason? thanks in advance

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:39

Super noodle, there will be another series of big dreams, I wanted to apply as the title certainly applies here, well tiny actually, but my 4 year old said she would " hit Monty and throw him in the dustbin" so I didn't dare risk her wrath!!


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:32

Thanks for answers, only their second year


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 21:21

my strawberries are poor this year, not many and what there are aren' t very impressive or tasty, think variety splendid? In large pots, have kept on top of watering, fed a little

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 21:19

Glad you got rid of purple chipping we, yuk! I was worried about foxgloves with little ones nearby, when littlest get to 3 you can explain not to eat, but my 20 month old puts everything in his mouth ( lots of pebbles seem to fascinate him! ) I watch on planner if I get chance, it' s the bottom of my gardening programme list though, Danny seems a lovely chap but not a natural, anyway, those who know me know I just love Monty! Like carol , rachel de t , and Christine w too

Courgette Help

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 21:15

Mine are a funny shape this year, they seem to start ok, then just swell at one end, we've only had 2 to eat , there are a few more growing but same happening, they're in a large pot same as last year, probably haven' t fed as much as I ought to have

dreary daphne

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 20:51

I keep being reaaly tempted to get a daphne, I have a nice spot for it, but I do keep reading accounts of them struggling and we have clay soil...

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 20:49

hi just want to say my sweet peas are great this year thanks for all advice especially david, i fell down again on supporting them, especially as we've had such strong winds, one wigwam has been blown sideways and I haven't been able to right it, also I've grown some up an obelisk and think next year I'll fix some netting in this before I plant my sp's

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