i didn,t know sweat peas were so viberant think i will have a go at5 them next year where is the best place to get them and what time of year is the best do you purchase them as seeds or plants tbh ive never realy looked in the lgc for them before and when do u set them away noticed some of the guys set them away oct /nov and are they prone to frost
I'll be starting them off January 1st this year. But yes, the season has started thanks to the local badgers !!! Where I grew them down the allotment, said badgers have taken quite a fancy to the beds I grew them in, so I'm making new beds and leaving the old area alone so they can dig and poo away to their hearts content.
Then at home, I'll be changing the soil where I'm growing them. Been growing in the same soil for 10 years, so I reckon it's time for a change. So when I get the dahlias up, I'll be replacing the soil from the sweet pea beds with that from the dahlia beds.
I regretfully have to inform you that Roy Barlow died suddenly on Monday. Roy was a member of the Grey Mare dahlia society and a member of the National dahlia Society and many others. He competed at National level with his Dahlias & Sweet pea’s which he won many awards for. R I P Roy
Sweetpea, Scrumpy. Is there a no-nonsense way of growing half decent Sweetpea blooms. I generally stop them, allow 2 sideshoots to develop and just let them grow up a 6 foot net. Got some nice ones last year but didn't get me any cards. Thanks in advance.
One side shoot only. Grow up 8 foot canes in double rows 12 inches apart. Plant 8 inches apart in rows. Tie in every 6 inches. Keep well watered. When 6 foot tall and still growing strong layer them. Cards will follow
vrgardens: Generally getting the back garden ready for winter. Lots to cut away and tidy up.
Oct 26, 2016 11:13:19 GMT
Geumlover: Autumn is the time to build the compost heap, or at least that's what the old books say.
Oct 29, 2016 19:56:34 GMT
robh: hi ian how are things your end yes if you have sonia id like when are you digging your tubers up this year
Nov 14, 2016 15:47:08 GMT
roofgardener: Good Luck to all Garden Friends as Storm Doris descends on us. Batten down the hatches, and keep safe everybody.
Feb 23, 2017 8:12:38 GMT
grindle: hope you don't get any flying greenhouses up there roofie
Feb 23, 2017 8:31:26 GMT
Rosie: I was thinking that too Grindle. We have snow...
Feb 23, 2017 10:28:34 GMT
supersid: could any one tell me what i am doing wrong with my hibiscus lisa bonita the leaves were nice shiney green now they are going white
Jun 2, 2017 15:11:37 GMT
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Sept 6, 2018 17:58:08 GMT
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Sept 28, 2018 17:25:34 GMT
joysie21: Do anyone buy the gardeners world magazine as I want to enter competitions I have the gardeners answer magazine which is free with lloyds club account
Nov 5, 2018 9:19:29 GMT
libralady: Hello Bess, I have resurrected your post about using elderflowers. I will try the fizz but could you please send your recipes for the cordial and syrup. Thanks and regards.
Nov 21, 2018 18:03:23 GMT
joysie21: i get the garden answer mag every month with free flower seeds which i dont need do anyone want them fo swaps
May 30, 2019 20:20:20 GMT
gail: Hello everyone...Wendy, Joan, Corinne. Please let me know if you can see me now.
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Aug 13, 2019 19:18:08 GMT
libralady: Put the last of the Cosmos in a vase this morning, then pulled the rain-battered plants out. They have been beautiful all summer.
Oct 2, 2019 12:14:37 GMT
daitheplant: Just to say that Moira (LadyM) passed away from cancer in August.
Oct 28, 2019 20:50:24 GMT
SueA: So sorry to hear that daitheplant, I've only just noticed your message & all of us send our condolences. Take care.
Nov 15, 2019 9:00:59 GMT
kazzag1: Hi I am new to the board and a novice gardener who loves flowers!
Jan 9, 2021 11:58:12 GMT
libralady: Eli, what a spectacular plant that is - Tricyrtis hirta.
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