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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:07

I decided this year to buy heirloom sweet peas seeds  Black Night ,  Senator  and Mrs Collier, I am glad I did wow . Long stems with 3 to 4 flowers per stem and the scent is wonderful and the colour combination is lovely I am constantly picking flowers for my house that's me hooked  on heirloom sweet peas they are growing in a large deep container with a wigwam trellis 


Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:19

I bought asiatic lilies from pound land and also the same more expensive from garden and nursery store . I potted them up in the exact same containers and same compost mix they both in full sun . Well I was surprised the more expensive bulbs have already flowered and finished they were average might be better next years . However the pound land bulbs grew slower but they are very strong and have yet to flower but they have all grown with large flower buds at the moment I am favouring the pound land asiatic lily 2 lots  cost me £2 against £10 spent at garden store I know I will be back to pound land for bulbs 

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 23:54

I am always doin daft stuff accidently . The other day went to homebase picketd up a tin of black fence paint brought it home and stupidly left it on sunny patio a few hours later I thought I'd try it out on the new fence . Brush in hand   And I gently shake the tin  and with a chisel pop open the tin but it burst open splattering my holly that for the first time 3 years had berries forming spent a time cleaning while hubby had a cheesy grin and telling me the scientific facts of warm paint and shaking a can and something called pressure ha ha 

Water butt treatment

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 20:09

Thanx I will try the charcoal if I have any problems 

Water butt treatment

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 16:05

Hi fellow gardeners , any tips on keeping water fresh the butt is in a shady area I have bought hozelock treatment has anybody got any thrifty tips I also use the water for my orchids and indoor plants my neighbour said to put 5ml of jeyes but I am not sure I always have jeyes fluid handy for drains . Help as I wouldn't like to kill my plants 

Encouraging young gardeners

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 21:54

my grandchildren have a tomato plant each and a pepper plant and garden peas and potatoes when they come at weekends they tend to there own plants and they sow more cress in yoghurt pots to take home ages 7 , 4 ,and 3 they love digging and planting and finding worms and insects they end up very dirty very tired they are my weekend little helpers 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 21:20

Thank you all for the welcome yesterday my laptop died on me . I am from north east Scotland  I planted lots of mixed sweet peas to climb a bare part of a ugly fence . picked up a shuttlecock fern in homebase bargain shelf very pot bound its been raining all evening it looks fantastic now. I always have a look at casualty shelves in garden centres I've picked up bargains 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:39

Hello I am new  to the forum I had a busy day in the garden digging in well rotted manure to my raised beds freshened up containers had a lot of bees in the garden also a rare visitor for Scotland  orange tip butterfly fluttering around the Clematis Montana about ready to burst into flower I hope he comes back 


Posted: 06/05/2013 at 19:21

I use nematodes every year  in my container hostas with excellent results however you still need protection against snails as nematodes only eradicate slugs within the soil so I still use scattering of pellets less often than usually have to 

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