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27/05/2014 at 18:05

Snooze.... do nor disturb til Halloween. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 

27/05/2014 at 19:41

Wake-up David! My sweet peas are 2 feet tall, how long before they flower? We are away 2 weeks in mid-June. What shall I tell the house-sitter?

27/05/2014 at 19:56

You'll be cutting before you go, Lizzie......hope you don't miss the best of them.

Best remind your house-sitter to keep them cut regularly.

Have a lovely time.

28/05/2014 at 09:18

I can go back to sleep now then?

28/05/2014 at 10:33

no!!!! we like to know you're here!!

29/05/2014 at 08:15

Snooze and you lose don't want to miss all our lovely pictures to thank you for your efforts do you?? 

29/05/2014 at 09:17


I got pictures!

29/05/2014 at 19:03

Very impressed with the service from Eagle Sweet Peas. I could'nt resist ordering my seeds for this years autumn sowing, I ordered online on Tues and they arrived in the post this morning.

I decided on the 'Staffordshire Collection', I am hopeless at picking colour combos, so this seemed the perfect solution

Lovely to have sweet peas decorating the windowsill once more.

29/05/2014 at 19:16

An excellent choice, scroggin and I hope they will do well for you. Probably my favourite from that collection would be 'Julie Ann' , bred by Eagle themselves and does really well on the show bench.

07/06/2014 at 16:30

Bumped this back up for latest ? about flowers dropping off.

07/06/2014 at 16:40
KEF wrote (see)

Bumped this back up for latest ? about flowers dropping off.


Am I being thick again??

07/06/2014 at 16:44


Another thread - poster has probs with buds dropping off his sweet peas. Can you help?

Should have said - it's called 'Sweet pea heads dropping off' and poster has looked on this thread to try and find a solution.

KEF and me are too thick to know what to do....

07/06/2014 at 17:20

Fairy totally agree. My peas are for the steamer.  Gosh guess I'm banned again

07/06/2014 at 18:12

Ah, gotcha....hadn't seen it.

Anyway, sweet pea 'bud-drop' isn't all that serious and will sort itself out when the nights get warmer.

It usually happens at the start of the flowering period and is mainly caused by variation in temperature i.e. hot days and cold nights.

It helps not to use cold water direct from the tap....let it stand for 24hrs if possible.

09/06/2014 at 09:25

My Sweetpeas have flower buds on them....quite a few...and they will probably be open tomorrow when I get home  Muchly excited is Tracey 

One of them has also come through the picket fence and got friendly with my Geum and has wrapped itself around the stems 

09/06/2014 at 17:41


My first picking of Sweet Peas!


09/06/2014 at 18:24
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)


My first picking of Sweet Peas!

Can't get the bluddy cursor to flash outside of the quote box... but, hey-ho!  

As predicted in my post (don't know if you read it) on 27/05/14......well done.


09/06/2014 at 18:33

Hope so, deserve them.

Hope you don't get storm damage like we've had here today. I've just returned home having visited the Peak District and there must have been a heck of a storm while I was away......given the damage & mud around.

While we were in Bakewell at lunchtime there was a heavy thunderstorm.

09/06/2014 at 19:48

David we're only half an hour from bake well, it's a lovely town isn' t it? Don' t think my sp's got any buds yet, lots nice and tall, all strong looking, think I did plant too many but didn't t expect them all to make it.. 

09/06/2014 at 19:57

Wish I'd have known, rosemummy....I would have popped in for a cuppa. Yes, it is a lovely town, one we visit often. We had lunch at the Rutland Arms Hotel......a nice meal which we dragged-out cos it was pouring with rain.

Be patient, your SPs will soon be in flower.

PS. Jayne Austen stayed at the Rutland Arms when she was writing 'Pride and Prejudice'.