Skip to main content
Topic: Gardeners' World (Read 16396 times) previous topic - next topic
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #270
For best results, sow sweet peas in the autumn. Hope this helps.

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #271
Funnily enough I spent the last two days building planters, I used deck boards. If you do though, make sure to seal the inside with a good quality stain as you don't want the chemicals they use to pressure treat the boards leaching into the soil and then into your courgettes.
They don't think it be like it is, but it do

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #272
No seeds poking through yet. I remember now my main issue with gardening, everything takes f*cking ages.
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #273
Knocked off work a couple of hours early to get some fence panels painted in the sun ahead of the weekend when we have guests.

Rock 'n' roll. Nobody told me it would be like this when I was in my early 20s.

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #274
Poke your guests in the eyes, save yourself a couple of hours.

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #275
@karlmark the sweetpeas have started poking through, will keep you in the loop. In other news it's the lawns first cut tonight. Some of the sunflowers are also up but f*ck all from the beans yet and I can't work out if I've got 150 buddleia plants poking through or just weeds. I'll update next week.
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #276
Sweetpeas are about 2 inches tall now, at what stage do I need to invest in some sticks? The beans planted in pots seem to have made a good start so they have been planted out this week. Mixed results with the sunflowers but we seem to have about 10-12 good plants on the go. No movement from the buddleia. This week Ingo Jr Sr has put in some more seeds thanks to the good people at Mr Men marketing dept. Daisy's, pumpkins (my hopes aren't great on this one) and also some beginning with N. The lawn is splendid and bolted following it's first cut, I want to cut it again tonight and then next Thursday so hopefully it is in ideal condition for my Le Mans BBQ next weekend. I'll be back same time next week with another riveting instalment.
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.


Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #278
I'm becoming far too obsessed with my lawns. To the point that I'm welcoming the forecast rain today and tomorrow to help green them up a bit before mowing again.

Send for help...

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #279
Sweetpeas are about 2 inches tall now, at what stage do I need to invest in some sticks? The beans planted in pots seem to have made a good start so they have been planted out this week. Mixed results with the sunflowers but we seem to have about 10-12 good plants on the go. No movement from the buddleia. This week Ingo Jr Sr has put in some more seeds thanks to the good people at Mr Men marketing dept. Daisy's, pumpkins (my hopes aren't great on this one) and also some beginning with N. The lawn is splendid and bolted following it's first cut, I want to cut it again tonight and then next Thursday so hopefully it is in ideal condition for my Le Mans BBQ next weekend. I'll be back same time next week with another riveting instalment.

2 inches eh? Mine are three foot tall and have been flowering for a month.  The trick is to sow them the autumn before. Once more Loafe shows his superiority to the Ingo. Any subject, any time. Boom.


Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #280
3 whole feet, if you look down at you feet you must be able to seem them. Modest goals = modest achievement loaf.
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #281
Just measured my sweet peas and they are 2ft tall. Planted as young plants, not as seeds though. Three of my aliums are over 7ft.

Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #282
Just measured my sweet peas and they are 2ft tall. Planted as young plants, not as seeds though. Three of my aliums are over 7ft.

I was going to ask what you  use for compost, then realised who I was talking to and thought better of it.


Re: Gardeners' World

Reply #284
Just regular soil with a bit of soil improver. Having said that, blood and bone would do a great job.