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sweet peas

bristol, United Kingdom

everybody seems to grow them up fences or stakes. can you grow them as a trailing plant such as a window box hanging basket etc???????????
any views???????????



I have some small ones called 'Sweetie' which are specially bred for hanging baskets but the normal size ones need plenty of earth and they are also extremely long. I suppose if you had a huge window box & lived on the second floor it might work!

4 Aug, 2009


Yes, then the people in the flat below could pick the flowers!!!!!!!
You can pinch the growing tips out regularly so the grow bushy rather than tall, but as Cornishsally says, they need more soil to grow in really!

4 Aug, 2009


I have grown the trailing varieties before and they were gorgeous.

4 Aug, 2009


Hi Davewebber :)
I had a couple of spare plants this year, so popped them into a hanging basket as "fillers". They've done OK, and had a few flowers...and they've tended to twine themselves round the basket chain, rather than trail downwards. You need to be vigilant with the watering and feeding though, as they soon dry out in a basket.

4 Aug, 2009


thnx everybody. going to go for it next year. we have a long fence and the kids get through a three litre bottle of squash a week so thought of hanging them (the empty squash bottles and not the kids!) and using them as containers.

4 Aug, 2009


I have one growing up a cane. As it grows, I wind it round the cane, then when it gets to the top, just let it hang.

Gail x

4 Aug, 2009


Have you read Blodyns blog on Nasturtiums they might look nice :-))

4 Aug, 2009


just seen blod's blog. terriffic. may go for them

5 Aug, 2009

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