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17/10/2013 at 10:24

Just been out to check.........got 3 up!

17/10/2013 at 12:05

Just went out in the lovely sunshine to take this photo

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32573.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

17/10/2013 at 19:02

Looking good Matt

17/10/2013 at 19:26

Brilliant, I love seeing seeds grow into plants

17/10/2013 at 20:18

These were the ones I had this Summer, they developed grey mould though, I think it was just too hot and dry for them in a large container.

Very pretty and sweetly scented flowers while I had them though. Sowed these ones in January this year

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32597.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

17/10/2013 at 20:22

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32599.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

17/10/2013 at 20:29

Pretty colours, sweetpeas have such a lovely scent, looks like they did well for being sown in Jan. "too hot and dry" not words we hear  very often

17/10/2013 at 20:32

Just seen your second pic, lovely What's the yellow flowers?

17/10/2013 at 20:34

The yellow flowers are some freesias I grew in a pot. Lovely while they last, and a sweet scent too but not worth the space they take up unfortunately.

17/10/2013 at 20:42

mine too have taken me by suprise not as leggy as those but tall. I have repotted mine on today, will get a pic tomorrow. Next year i will leave them a bit longer before i sow.

 

17/10/2013 at 21:24

Hi, Tanty, you may be interested to know about this thread I started on this subject http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/growing-sweet-peas/6143.html

It's a tad long now, but it has proved helpful to a lot of members.

17/10/2013 at 21:29

Not ever grown freeshias, they do look very pretty

18/10/2013 at 15:26

I grow autumn sown sweetpea every year and have done for years. I leave them outside all winter long, let most of them germinate outside and never see the inside of a growhouse or coldframe. Mine grow below the windowledge or on the windowledge where the rain that we have so much of, does'nt tend to flood them.

They can easily withstand frosts although not prolonged frosts. I've only ever lost them once and that was the year the frost lasted for 3 weeks or so at one time. I lost them then because I was away from home and they could'nt thaw out enough to water.

In my humble opinion sweetpea sown in autumn make much stronger and healthier plants than those sown in late winter or early spring, although I do sow then as well to prolong the season and just because I can.

18/10/2013 at 21:48

Thanks, really good information, I have a windowsill that the house overhangs and is fairly dry so will try a couple of pots on them

MHF
20/03/2014 at 14:07

I read somewhere that I should use the airing cupboard to germinate my sweetpeas and now I too have these very leggy specimens!!  Did you re-pot deeper as suggested or did you start again?  My seeds were pretty expensive and I don't feel I can start over!

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