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'Dying Sweet Pea'

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 18th October 2013

sweet pea seedlings a week ago & they were doing great but now they started dying for me. It's like the upper & under part of the leaves are being eaten & a paper leaf skeleton is left (posted a picture). What is happening to them please? Answer: Hi Pia, this looks very much like leaf scorch. Sweet

Thompson and Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 14th June 2013

…Name: Lindsay Mitchell Question: Hello, any ideas why my sweet peas have gone almost yellow? I have watered and fed them but they seem to get more translucent every day! Answer: Hi Lindsay, you may have been too kind to your sweet peas! Over-fertilisation and over-watering can cause the plant's…

Facebook Question and Answer Session 27.06.14

…myself, but it might be worth a go. The idea is to starve the root until it dies, but it will take a lot of persistence on your part. Good luck Carol. * Vida Maria Hills * Why are my sweet peas turning yellow and dying long before they should? * Sue - T&M Horticultural Expert * Hello Vida. There…

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes In The UK

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Facebook questions Nov 12th

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th June 2014

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Gardening Questions & Answers

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Top 10 Autumn and Winter Flowering Bulbs

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

How To Sow Wild Flower Seeds

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question & Answer session 27th July 2012

…any ideas on a cure. Answer: Hi Louise. A picture is always quite handy for diagnosing problems, but without one my guess would be that your Sweet Peas are suffering from powdery mildew. This is a very common fungal disease, particularly at this time of the year. The spores of powdery mildew are…

Top 10 easy to grow vegetable plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…Potatoes are such easy vegetables to grow at home! 4. Peas Peas are a trouble free crop that enjoy cooler weather. Sow them directly into the ground from March to June and look forward to the incredible sweet flavour of fresh picked peas from June to August. All they require is support for their…

How to plant and grow bulbs, corms and tubers

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

How to Grow Oca (New Zealand Yams)

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session February 10th 2012

…have a good growth of the Sweet Pea in my garden. I purchased Lathyrus latifolius mixed, L. odoratus Floral Tribute and L. odoratus Winston Churchill. Answer: Hello Alejandro. Sweet peas are fairly straight forward to grow but here are some tips to help you. Sweet Peas have deep roots and will…

Top 10 cut flowers to grow at home

…have the best scent such as Sweet Pea 'Heirloom Mixed'. But the popular modern 'Spencer' varieties such as Sweet Pea 'Alan Titchmarsh' combine fragrance, larger blooms and longer stems that are ideal for flower arrangements. Sue's Top Tip: It's important to cut Sweet Peas regularly to encourage more…

What to do in the garden in June

…your hanging basket plants have become leggy or misshapen, simply trim the excess off - this will encourage bushy growth. * • As soon as your sweet peas start to flower, keep picking them to encourage more blooms. * • Dead-head your roses if they are repeat-flowering types. Otherwise leave…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 16th May 2014

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Is it ripe yet? When to harvest your crops...

…in the ground until exposed to frost, giving the roots a lovely sweet flavour. Loosen the soil around them with a fork before lifting to avoid damaging the roots and make the task a little easier. Peas Peas Pods at the bottom of pea plants will mature earliest so these are the ones to pick first.…

Facebook Question and Answer session 25th July 2014

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

How to grow amaryllis bulbs

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

How to Plant Peonies

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Special treatment of seeds before sowing

Chipping Some seeds, e.g. Sweet peas, Ipomoea etc. have hard seed coats which prevent moisture being absorbed by the seed. All that is needed is for the outer surface to be scratched or abraded to allow water to pass through. This can be achieved by chipping the seed with a sharp knife at a part…

Specialised seed sowing information

…critical that you carry out this pre-treatment but if it is not done the seeds will usually take longer to germinate. Chipping Some seeds, e.g. Sweet peas, Ipomoea etc. have hard seed coats which prevent moisture being absorbed by the seed. All that is needed is for the outer surface to be scratched…

How To Grow Parsnips

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

How to grow Hyacinths

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

How To Grow Rhubarb - Growing Rhubarb

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Plants for Containers | Plants for a Purpose

…climbing plants for containers include climbing roses, clematis and sweet peas. Container plants are also great for 'plunging' into your borders to give instant impact. This is particularly useful when a spring-flowering plant has died down and left a gap in your border. Sinking containers into the…

What to do in the garden in April

…baskets with plug plants now and keep them under cover until all risk of frost has passed. * • Pinch out the tips of fuchsia shoots and sweet pea plants to encourage bushy plants this summer. Looking after your lawn * • Sow lawn seed now on well prepared soil and keep the soil moist…

What to do in the garden in May

…flowering. * • Tie in climbing and rambling roses. Laying the stems horizontally will help to produce more flowers. * • Tie in your sweet peas with plant support rings to encourage them to climb. * • Prune spring-flowering shrubs after flowering. * • Cut back flowered shoots…

What to do in the garden in October

…to insulate plant roots for the winter and keep weed growth in check. In the vegetable garden * • Finish harvesting beans and peas. When beans and peas finish cropping simply cut the plant away at ground level, leaving the roots in the soil. These crops fix nitrogen which is slowly released…

Facebook questions Oct 29th

…time being. The garden isn't quite ready for them yet anyway as we're still preparing the soil before the frosts hit hard. Answer: Hi Lorraine. Sweet peas need a cold but sheltered position over the winter – your cold frame sounds perfect! You could also place them in the greenhouse as long as…

Facebook questions December 12th

…planting! Name: Calum J Wiley Question: This might sound stupid, but when is it the right time to collect seeds? I've started grown Poppies and Sweet Peas from seeds for next year and from January onwards, I am planning to sew my bedding plants (just the common ones), sunflowers and some daisy type…

Top 10 Summer Flowering Bulbs

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 8th August 2014

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 30th May 2014

…Parsnip Seeds * Onion & Leek Seeds * Pea & Bean Seeds * Pepper (Sweet) & Chilli Seeds * Pumpkin, Squash & Courgette Seeds * Salad Seeds * Tomato Seeds * All Other Vegetable Seeds * Potatoes * First Early * Second Early * Maincrop * Second Cropping (Christmas) * Sweet Potatoes * Potato Selector Guide…

Encouraging Bees in your garden

…Hypericum perforatum St John's Wort Hyssopus officinalis Tricolour Mixed Hyssop Knautia macedonica Melton Pastels Knautia Lathyrus odoratus Sweet Pea Lavandula augustifolia Hidcote Lavender Lavandula stoechas Lavender Limnanthes douglasii Poached Egg plants Lunaria annua Honesty Lupinus Lupin…