Daily Jottings

These daily jottings are for nothing in particular but stuff that might be interesting to others or for me later.

NuCan 7 litre push button controlled watering can

Quite pleased with this recent purchase which just arrived after being recommended by Helen Yemm in the Telegraph but was then out of stock for 4 months! It is a bit of a ‘girlie’ blue colour and not as robust as my Haws cans but seems to work as intended by directing and controlling the flow of water used. If used properly it should cut down on waste and is light and easy to fill and carry. Probably a good buy at £15.99 inc p&p but only time will tell.

Which? Gardening  – Member’s Trial – Sweet Pea ‘High Scent’

Love this magazine – 68 pages and no adverts! Good informative articles and advice and impartial testing of new products and plants.

Taking part in the member’s trial this year and chose sweet pea ‘High Scent’ to grow and appraise. I’m not convinced it’s a winner but Cathy likes it and she looks after all the sweet peas, deadheads them and cuts them daily for the house, visitors and friends. ‘High Scent’ is a pretty creamy white with a purple/mauve frilly edge. The scent is strong but very similar to most others we grow and no better than the old fashioned grandifloras but the best thing is the long, strong, straight stems which make better cut flowers.

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