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Posted: 24/06/2015 at 05:56

Thanks Andrea.  No flowers on mine yet too. Did you get any of the other seeds? I managed to get all of them but only the Experimental and Fandango germinated. They are doing well; about the same as the experimental ones. 


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 20:28

Is a cordon one that should be pinched out?

My mum's Sweet Peas didn't happen.

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 23:01

Hi Dinah

If you happen to be in the east Midlands any time soon there is a lady in Calverton with a small holding on Main Street selling large pots full of sweet peas, all planted up with canes. About 2ft high. They are out the front of her gate with a big for sale sign on. Good luck! I agree that they are such therapeutic flowers. The picking, the scent, the lovely. 


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 22:52

I got that one too Andrea. How tall is yours? mine has suddenly had a growth spurt and is about 1ft high. I've been taking out the side shoots on mine. Looks healthy but not as rampant as gardeners delight. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 22:18

Beaten on the longest day of the year by darkness! Retreated from the garden into the house at 9.50pm. Tidy tatties, proud peas and tip top tomatoes.  Love it!

Cox's Orange Pippin

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 23:55

This will be the fourth year for mine and I've counted 9 fruits.  The gardene centre where I purchased it told me to be patient! On our local bbc radio gardeners call-in the professional advised that they don't fruit well the further north you live. I'm in the Midlands so am not expecting tonnes But would like a dozen or so!

Oriental Poppies

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 09:03

There is an article in the week before lasts telegraph gardening section. i posted a picture of it on another thread - might be worth seeing if it is on line. It wasn't last week. It was written by Val Bourne. If you find the other thread there is a phone number you can call to speak to a lady who is actually studying the problem. 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:35

Love those blues Gardengirl. Really pretty!

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 09:26

Like you said Topbird, maybe the makers had a peek on here! 

Hoping its the start of less use of the fast forward button (or fewer tea breaks if watching live)!

Oriental poppy problem

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 22:29

No problem. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! The article is written by Val Bourne. Have looked on line and it doesn't seem to be on yet perhaps because it was only in last weeks edition. Do let me know if you would like me to post it to you (you can send a message I think so doesn't appear on this open bit of the forum). If not I will pop it back in the compost bin! 

Good luck with it though.

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