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Sown Some Sweetpeas Today

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I normaly Sow My Sweetpeas in Oct but i left them until now, I collected the Seeds from My Own Home Grown 1s last year

They Flowered 4 ages & gave me Loads 4 The House :)

Lets hope these 18 Pots Of 9 Seeds do as well ?

Another Little Thing i do 2 save on Labels is Place 6 Pots In A Tray & Put a Label in just 1 Pot ;)

Jac x

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Beautiful colours, i can almost smell them !

4 Feb, 2010

 

you are on the ball jacque, not sure when to do mine with not having a greenhouse, think i will wait a while longer till no risk of frost, hope your do well ;o))

4 Feb, 2010

 

Thanx Megan/San :) I brought Sweetpea Plants in 2008 & Collected the Seeds From Them!! That makes these 1s their Great Grand Children lol :) I think u sow Sweetpeas outside in March San :)

4 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks for the reminder, I'll sow some tomorrow, the forecast is much better so I'll venture into the GH for the first time this year.

4 Feb, 2010

 

lol jacque and thanx for the tip ;o)))

4 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Heron uv still time even if u dont Venture out 2morrow :) Yw San :)

4 Feb, 2010

 

Yoi have been busy Jacque.Good tip for saving on labels too !

4 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Jane/Ray i enjoyed getting into GH today but i didnt sow as many Seeds as i wanted 2 so il try&get back out there again tomorrow ;)

4 Feb, 2010

 

You will have wonderful show this year Jacque...heres hoping for a long hot summer !

4 Feb, 2010

 

MMMMMmmmmmm that would be Wonderful wouldnt it :)

4 Feb, 2010

 

Think we all deserve one after what we just been through !

4 Feb, 2010

 

Your so rite Jane/Ray :)

4 Feb, 2010

 

You will have a lovely show again this year Jacque. You did really well to collect all that seed.

4 Feb, 2010

 

Looking forward to lots of lovely pictures c, thats a good idea putting them in trays to save on labels!

4 Feb, 2010

 

Great tips Jacque I dont have a greenhouse either but good to know when to start sowing, I`m sure you will have wonderful colour i just love Sweet peas, a lovely old flower...:~)))

4 Feb, 2010

 

Hey, Jac - no newspaper pots this year?

I do hope we all get some great sweet peas this summer.....:-)))))
Your last year's ones look lovely.

4 Feb, 2010

 

Im hopeing most of those Seeds will grow HomeB :)I dont use the Trays 4 any thing else only standing Potted up Seeds/Plants In PP :) My Dad used to Grow them Mobee thats why i love`m so much :) Iv some Lovely Deep Plastic Pots this Year Spritz iv used, i only use the Paper 1s for potting on Larger Plants :)

4 Feb, 2010

amy
Amy
 

You are way ahead of us Jacque , you will have a lovely show with all of those plants , the fragrance of them in the evenings will be wonderful :o)

4 Feb, 2010

 

I stared at Sweet Peas and Nasturtium seeds for I don't know how long when I was choosing my tidbit of seeds Jaque...but decided that I have had so many Nasties and Sweet Peas like to climb..and I have to keep what I plant in pots. I did see a short sweet pea but love the climbers so much, could not think of it..lol..has anyone grown the short version?

4 Feb, 2010

 

Good luck with them Jacque i love putting seeds in and watch them grow, i also put pots in tray and just use one label..

5 Feb, 2010

 

lovely pics jacque...........a wonderful reminder of things to come..........

5 Feb, 2010

 

Last year I grew some sweetpeas from seeds I had saved but they didn't grow as high as I'd hoped. Now I realise they should have gone in much earlier.
Did you soak the seeds Jacque?

5 Feb, 2010

 

As usual I sowed and planted 3 seeds at the end of the GH last back-end so, though I don't get many flowers, I do get them early. They are 4" high now. I've gone back to sowing 'Spencer's' as I like the pastel shades rather than the darker ones that I tried last year. For me the most important thing is the scent, which variety do you think is the best for scent.

6 Feb, 2010

 

I've just sown Sweet Peas, types are:
Bijou Mixed 18" high
Blue Velvet 6'
Cupani 6' a grandiflora from 1599 (allegedly ! ) amazing scent
Old Spice mixed 6' old fashioned heritage variety
Spencer mixed 6' we all love those
Swan Lake 6' large pure white blooms

Here's hoping they all germinate as i don't have a greenhouse !

6 Feb, 2010

 

Went to the garage to get the seeds - none where they should have been. Opened another drawer to check and out popped a very porky mouse! It'll be Thompson and Morgan then.

6 Feb, 2010

 

They're very tough Megan.

6 Feb, 2010

 

Well, time will tell . . . .

6 Feb, 2010

 

Isn't it an exciting time of year, you can feel the tension in the air. Eager fingers dying to snip the top off those seed packets (I've already shaken a few) OK we've sown the earlies but any day now we'll feel the long awaited sun on our backs and there'll be a hive of activity both in and out of the GH

7 Feb, 2010

 

I like being ahead Amy ;) Iv seen but never grown the Short 1s CatF but i hear they make lovely Container Traling Plants :)What Great Minds we have Clarice ;) Im looking forward to seing them so much Holly :D I never soak/Chip My Sweetpea Seeds Ginelle,Mine r the Old Fashioned Sweetpeas Heron I beleive they give the Best Perfume ? :)Good Luck with Yours Megan im sure they be fine as they sound sheltered :)

8 Feb, 2010

 

I chose the packets that said they were the most fragrant. I did the same last year and they certainly lived up to expectation! I usually take a small bunch to church on a Sunday, and everyone said that the perfume was lovely.

I'm intending to plant some more soon - to get later flowers as well as early ones, if I can.

8 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Spritz i love their Perfume like yourself :) I always think of My Dear Dad when i See/Smell them as he always grew his himself along with Asters for Long Summer Displays :) I remember Lily Of The Valley growing in his Garden 2 along with Loads of Beautiful Blue Grape Hyacinths :)

8 Feb, 2010

 

What a lovely memory, Jac. xx

8 Feb, 2010

 

I thinks his Love Of Flowers & Gardening rubbed off on me Spritz :) I miss him so much :( hes been gone 16yr this yr as u know nobody fills your Mum or Dads Place XXX

8 Feb, 2010

 

No - they don't. It's strange to be the 'mother' myself - apart from being a grandmother as well!

8 Feb, 2010

 

I often find myself Teaching My 2 Teenagers what My Parents taught me Spritz !! I find myself stopping & remembering the great memorys of My Youth :) I look forward to becoming a Grandmother :)

8 Feb, 2010

 

It's lovely to hold the babies in your arms and look for family resemblances, Jac. xx

See PM.

8 Feb, 2010

 

:) Thanx Spritz :)X

8 Feb, 2010

 

I collected some sweetpea seeds last year Jac. You have reminded me to get sowing! I can`t remember which type they are but never mind. :o)

Sandra x

8 Feb, 2010

 

Im sure whatever 1s uv got Sandra theyl look&smell great :) x

8 Feb, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Ooooo - something nice to look forward to :-)

9 Feb, 2010

 

Hi Sarah have u sown any Seeds yourself yet? :)

9 Feb, 2010

 

OK, I will go out right away & buy some sweetpeas today. Thx, J. the blog was fun to read. I love the purple ones

9 Feb, 2010

 

The Purple 1 is My Fav 2 Doon :)

9 Feb, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Hi Jac - yes, I've sown 5 different lots of seed so far. Did you see my last blog? I did a list of all the seeds I hope to sow this spring......think I've got a bit carried away tho LOL

10 Feb, 2010

 

Can never have to many Different Seeds Sarah :)

11 Feb, 2010

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