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Sweet peas arrived


Woohooo my sweet peas arrived.
I was a little surprised when all 80 sweetpeas turned up in a 3 inch pot shock
I had already potted on a few of them before I remembered to take a photo LOL
These are Giant Spencer Waved Sweet Peas.

Thank you GOY members for the idea of paper pots LOL
Now do I leave them outside to grow a bit or plant them straight in the ground ?

Ran out of newspaper LOL

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They look really healthy, do you have a large area to grow them in, I only have space for a few. Have you grown the variety before and is it scented?
I`d be tempted to put some straight outside, mine have been out for 6 weeks now, but I did sow them last October and grew them in a cold greenhouse over winter.

7 May, 2010


Certainly do :O)
I'm going to be putting them along a wall in the back garden as well as in pots against a pergola and to climb a trellis against a front wall.
Garden borders are pretty empty at the moment.
I have put 4 plants in each paper pop as that is what was on the instructions that came with them.
Never grown a sweet pea before in my life but these ones are supposed to be highly scented.

7 May, 2010


Hi, I've grown sweetpeas for the first time this year and have been surprised how well they germinated! Haven't mastered the toilet rolls for planters, all mine went mouldy.

7 May, 2010


When the flowers fade, nip them off to promote more flowers.
Take some pics when they do flower also towards the end of the season let a few flowers turn into pods then keep the seeds for next year.
I do this all the time and I havnt bought sweet pea seeds for a few years now.
Also when they get about 4 sets of leaves nip the top off to promote bushy growth.
I also grow mine with runner beans.

7 May, 2010


I grow mine with runners too. they help the pollination of the bean as they attract bees in too. Love them. I really must get mine planted soon.

7 May, 2010


Thank you everyone.
Will be planting them out in the next week or so :O)

7 May, 2010


I hope they give you a wonderful show. They're one of my favourite plants.

7 May, 2010


Thank you Hywel I do hope so :O)

8 May, 2010


I`m growing some again this year so fingers xx for both of us. I have had the Everlasting ones for many years but they unfortunately don`t have any perfume...

9 May, 2010


I bought these for their smell so definately keeping my fingers crossed.

10 May, 2010

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