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hi there

some of my plants- particularly sweet peas, roses are being very slow to flower- I have some in pots and some in raised beds- I have fed them but water them using watering cans???????? any suggestions to help me have more. Flowers? Many many thanks 

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,492

    I can only guess it's down to the weather Maureen.
    I grow s.peas in the ground and in a big pot. 125 of them this year and it's been a waste of time. Very few flowers, mildew and aphids. I don't think I've done anything wrong, I've been growing them successfully for years, but this year has been a failure which I can only attribute to the weather.

    My roses have been ok though

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  • Well at least I'm not the only one! Thank you for your quick response!??

  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    Pete8 .......that is a lot of plants......sorry they are not doing so well.  Can I ask how/where you grow them.  I planted approx. 25, but would love to plant a lot more. .....looking for ideas.  Thanks.

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,492

    There's not much we can do about the weather Mary....
    I use the little square 3" plastic pots filled with mpc and sow 3-4 seeds in each sometime early March, water them once (and no more until the seedling appear) and leave them on the floor of my unheated g/house.
    When they're up I put them in a cold frame until they're big enough and the weather is kind enough to let me plant them out. I have about 100 along a fence and the rest in a big pot.
    The ones in the pot are showing some signs of recovery now the weather has cooled a bit, but they're all mildewed and lots of aphids. Of course on the plus side, lots of plants have enjoyed the sun, so it's all swings and roundabouts :)

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    Thanks Pete8......I grew some in pots this year but they weren't doing very well......too much sun on them......I moved them to the side of the house, they are doing much better now 

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