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Sweet Peas


I am having my best year for sweet peas for years, I bought a pot of 20 seedlings from the GC and have grown them on 2 tri-pods

I manage to fill a small vase like this each day, one of 3, as 3 days is all you get at their best but well worth it.

I hope this lovely weather lasts so I can go on picking, just have to pick off the odd greenfly now.

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There is nothing like them and I know they don't last very long when picked but the scent from them when they are first placed indoors is heavenly. I love them and will always try to grow them.

20 Aug, 2013


Gorgeous flowers!

20 Aug, 2013


Yes mine are still growing strong as well, except the everlasting ones which have already finished so I've cut then down already, can't grumble though as they started flowering very early this year......

20 Aug, 2013


They're wonderful. I love the smell of sweet peas in the house :o)

20 Aug, 2013


Lovely sweetpeas! I too have been picking mine every other day for ages now. Must be a good year for them :))

20 Aug, 2013


A couple of years ago I was bringing home handfuls from Gerry's allotment for the house. My wife just loves them & they have a far superior scent to the horrible air freshers she uses sometimes!

I planted lots of Sweetpeas on the division between Gerry's allotment & the next plot owner. They flowered ever so well all summer that year! The following year (2012) although I put a lot of seeds in the same place they only grew half as tall & the flowers were poor. I hardly had any to bring home. This year self-sown seedlings from last years seed have flowered on the division again but they weren't very good. :-((

I had two self-sown plants growing in a small trough on the balcony railings. The seeds must have fallen into the trough last autumn as I grew a lot of them last year on our balcony. I'd planted Fibrous Rooted Begonias in the 3 small troughs during May this year & in all 3 of them self-sown seedlings appeared! The one with the Sweetpeas was the one furthest from the door onto the balcony - a mini-tomato also self-seeded there - where it came from I've no idea because I've never grown mini-tomatoes like that before on the balcony or the allotment!

In the centre trough seedling Petunias sprouted as well as Lobelia. But these at least have an explication as I grew Petunias in pots on the railing last year & Lobelia in the hanging baskets above them. I did the same this year only the Petunias were all cooler colours, last year they were all warm colours. The Lobelia seedling were the light blue ones from last year butt his year the Lobelia were a very dark blue & the leaves were almost black.

In the trough in front of the balcony door more Lobelia seedling grew as well like those I had last year.

21 Oct, 2013

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