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Sweet peas - growing advice

Question from Melanie

In forum: New to gardening

I've built a frame for some sweet peas with plastic netting for them to grow up. I've got 2-4 plants at the base of each support - is this too many? I've recently read that overcrowding might be a problem.
If so, should I remove some of them?
Any help greatly appreciated!

  • Posted: Fri. 13th May 2016 06:48

Re: What is this bushy plant with black berries, white flowers in winter

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

It does look like sweet box - or Sarcococcus. Look that up to see if the berries are poisonous.

  • Posted: Sat. 7th May 2016 15:10

Re: What is this bushy plant with black berries, white flowers in winter

Message from Christine

In forum: Identify a plant

Did you notice if the the flowers were scented - if so could be sweet box. You'd need to check if the berries are poisonous but suspect not.

  • Posted: Sat. 7th May 2016 13:27

Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'

Question from iGrowHort

In forum: Who can sell me a plant?

Can anyone help me locate this or any other variety of ornamental sweet potato vine in the UK

  • Posted: Wed. 4th May 2016 03:30

Please help indentify this beautifully scented shrub

Question from Tony Yates

In forum: Identify a plant

I used to have this woody shrub (see photos taken summertime) and it died due to Honey Fungus. I would love to get another one but I cant find out what it is called. We used to call it the coconut bush because of the sweet coconut like scent from the flowers. Anyway if you recognise it please let me know the real name.
Tony

  • Posted: Mon. 15th September 2014 17:24

Re: Re: foliage dying on sweet peas

Message from Barbara Sellery

In forum: General

Thank you so much for your help Philip and sorry I did not reply straight away. I will take on board your suggestions for next season but as for this season I have just cut them down but don't expect to get any regrowth and am happy that I got many vases full of great flowers - my favourite is one called High Scent.

  • Posted: Wed. 6th August 2014 12:26

Re: identity please

Message from Samantha Jane

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Hazel,
Try looking up Eucomis, "Pineapply Lily", they are a bulb, not in the pineapple family; Asparagaceae instead. They are described as looking, growing rather like a pineapple with their style of growth, and they sometimes have a fruity sweet pineapple-like scent.
Best wishes,
Samantha Jane
sjgardendesign.com

  • Posted: Sun. 3rd August 2014 23:44

Re: Gardening novice

Message from Louise Lomax

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like a hazel tree that's been coppiced at some stage. Not really suitable for a normal sized garden. You could cut it down in the winter and use the poles in the garden - for a sweet pea wigwam if they're thick enough, or as border edging looped over in half moons if they're thin and pliable.

Would treat the stump with stump killer as they're going to be difficult to dig out.

  • Posted: Fri. 1st August 2014 16:32

Re: foliage dying on sweet peas

Message from Philip Johnson

In forum: General

Hello Barbara. It sounds as if you have had great success with your Sweet Peas this year. If the yellowing leaves are just the older ones near the base of the plants, then it is likely to be a sign of 'old age' catching up and not serious at this stage of the season. If the yellowing is all over or near the top of the plants it could be a magnesium deficiency which can be alleviated with a spray of Epsom Salts.
It is highly likely that the plants are struggling with powdery mildew, brought on by the current humid weather. I am not greatly in favour of using sprays, but on this occasion I would suggest using a suitable fungicide before the disease takes over. Hope this helps.
If you are constantly using a high potash fertiliser, I suggest you swap to alternating with a more balanced one such as Phostrogen or Miraclegro.

  • Posted: Wed. 30th July 2014 12:50

foliage dying on sweet peas

Question from Barbara Sellery

In forum: General

My sweet peas are growing up netting against a fence and have been flowering prolifically since end of May. I feed and water them religiously and wonder if I have overdone it because the leaves are now turning yellow and dying and have what looks like mildew on them. Should I just remove the leaves as plants are still flowering, albeit less.

  • Posted: Wed. 30th July 2014 11:06

Re: Unidentified plant growing with desert rose

Message from Samantha Jane

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Victoria,
Try Portalaca oleracea '"Purslane" in Portulacaceae. If you agree that it is then it would normally be considered as a weed although very pretty and sweet how the flowers close up when the intensity of sun reduced.
Best wishes,
Samantha Jane
sjgardendesign.com

  • Posted: Tue. 29th July 2014 19:14

sweet peas

Question from JOHN DRAPER

In forum: New member

I have 8 plants in a large tub growing on a wigwam of canes. They are in a general compost and have been well watered. They are flowering ok, but the flower stems are short only reaching about 10cm. Can anyone advise please.

  • Posted: Sat. 5th July 2014 12:52

The label said it was yellow, which it clearly is not! At the moment fruit is starting to turn red, but is not sweet, should it get sweeter and softer, to touch? help please.

Comment from Patrick Kenny

In forum: Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnonmaki Rod'

The label said it was yellow, which it clearly is not! At the moment fruit is starting to turn red, but is not sweet, should it get sweeter and softer, to touch? help please.

  • Posted: Sat. 21st June 2014 17:36

Re: Identify plant please

Message from Samantha Jane

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Ian,
It looks like the sweet Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'. "Honeywort"
Can look good at the front of borders, likes free drainage areas, will self seed if happy, can be used for flower arranging.
Enjoy and best wishes,
Samantha Jane
sjgardendesign.com

  • Posted: Tue. 27th May 2014 23:13

What's wrong with my Sweet Rocket?

Comment from Deirdre

In forum: Hesperis matronalis

Hi guys,

I'm a novice gardener. Today I spotted that my Rocket leaves were covered in dark brown patches/spots on the edges any ideas what might be causing it? or organic solutions? I've pulled off most of the affected leaves but my plant is very bare now! I've attached an image of the leaves.

  • Posted: Thu. 1st May 2014 18:47

Re: Climbers for wooden arch

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: General

We agree with the first suggestion....there are also many large flowered clematis to choose from. Pick varieties that recommend 'Hard Prune' rather than 'Light Prune'. Hard prune types can be cut in much the same way as your previous answer, light pruners generally just have their dead leaves brushed off leaving the stems in place.
Annual climbers are also an option although some may not reach right the way over your arch. Sweet Peas, Thunbergia, Ipomoea etc may be worth a look...or to throw a curve ball in the mix...what about runner beans, flowers and produce.

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd April 2014 14:34

Re: Climbers for wooden arch

Message from Julieanne Porter

In forum: General

I would have thought roses and jasmine would add to the arch's strength. Has the arch been put in the ground deep enough to give it strength to withstand strong winds? How thick are the wooden poles?

For a deciduous climber, go for something like a Clematis. Since you will be walking under it, maybe go for a fragrant one such as Clematis x triternata 'Rubromarginata' . Or you could try a semi-evergreen (which doesn't have as strong branches as roses or jasmine) such as Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles' which flowers late winter/early spring.

Another alternative would be sweet peas which you sow each year and die off at the end of autumn - plus you get lots of fragrance and you can pick them in bring them into the house.

But if the base of the arch isn't deep enough in, and the arch poles not thick enough to stand up to strong winds, it might be the arch that needs strengthening before you plant any climber against it.

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd April 2014 14:32

Re: Re: training sweet peas (lathyrus odoratus)

Message from Barbara Sellery

In forum: Trees and shrubs

No, just a 63 year old keen gardener who has learnt by experience. I am so glad you agree that the Beauty Bush is a good shrub.
Hope you get many years of pleasure from it as I have.
Kind regards

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd April 2014 12:13

Re: training sweet peas (lathyrus odoratus)

Message from zhiqing li

In forum: Trees and shrubs

many thanks, barbara for suggesting kolwitzia amabalis (beauty bush) for my garden. Yes, this is the shrub I want and I want several more deciduous shrubs and a deciduous tree which does not cast too much shade but come to leaf early. I am so grateful for your suggestion. Very graceful shrub with autumn interest. Are you a professional gardener?
My garden is north-south facing so all the wall and fences are east facing and the garden is constantly battered by south west prevailing wind. It is a nightmare garden.

  • Posted: Mon. 31st March 2014 22:00

Please help me indentify this plant or tree..

Question from Latasha Jones

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello everyone... I'm rather new to gardening, but I seem to have a knack for it. I found this little tree in the corner of my back yard. It smells sweet, and produces yellow flowers.
Thanks in Advance...

  • Posted: Sun. 23rd March 2014 19:50