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03/07/2014 at 21:05

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Mine are well away now. Here's today's bunch.

 

Lyn
04/07/2014 at 02:26

I picked these today plus 2 vases for my mum

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04/07/2014 at 04:39

Wow!

05/07/2014 at 10:52

Finally, this week, mine started to flower. I'm so relieved. I thought they'd never work out for me. Bit disappointed that they're almost all white. I'll try a different supplier next year I think!

05/07/2014 at 14:45

Today's pickings......

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 And my sweet peas after the picking and a little trim.....I quite like the 'shabby chic' look but have found they are very friendly and are wrapping themselves around the other plants so have had to trim them slightly 

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 These are my 'Eagle' sweet peas, not very big or flowering yet but sown quite late.

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 They have 12' canes so won't be quite so shabby chic 

05/07/2014 at 14:53

Wow ! ! How we've moved on from those pampered, garage  babies.

I'm sure I can retire now.

05/07/2014 at 15:28

Until October David.....I've never done Autumn sowings before, but I'll let you enjoy the summer first 

09/07/2014 at 13:09

Great photos.  We need smell-o-net!

Mine are flowering now and I'm cutting twice-weekly for the office.  I usually put some runner beans and nasturtiums in there too.  Definitely going to sow some in the autumn to get them better-established for next year.

09/07/2014 at 20:07

Took a bunch of my sweet peas to my Aged Ps in their Res. Home this morning - they used to be one of Ma's favourites but she's a bit confused about things now, but the scent certainly reminded her of some things.  

Pa was very chuffed with them and thought I was very clever.  He loved the colours and the scent and has them in a vase by the reclining chair where he spends most of his time.  

09/07/2014 at 21:05

I do so agree, Dove......this is what I posted a couple of pages back ' took loads to an old people's home today......according to the staff, the smell brings back childhood memories.'  

   
09/07/2014 at 21:09

I thought autumn showings might be a bit of a faff for me but I may try as only got a few flowers and we're into July, but disappointed so far, ones in back garden ok, looks like quite a few more buds, ones in front got shaded out by geraniums and eaten by the snails I didn't t manage to murder, wI'll stick to back garden next year

10/07/2014 at 07:06

To each his/her their own of course, but perhaps it would be timely to point out that people (like Monty Don) who opt for sowing their sweet pea seed in March, are just about to start cutting their first flowers.......these will of course continue to bloom until the autumn.

On the other hand, those opting for autumn sowings, have been enjoying their flowers for the past two months.....the downside being that these will be past their best by late August / early September.

I've always advocated sowing at both times  for a continuation of flowers.

PS. rosemummy, it's far from a 'faff', it's as difficult as you care to make it.

10/07/2014 at 08:17

I'm going to do both David, but my spring sown ones have been flowering for over a month now, the later ones haven't though Rosemummy so you're not on your own.

11/07/2014 at 09:16

just worried i'd have to be constantly on the lookout for extra months for mice slugs snails...would i put them in greenhouse?

11/07/2014 at 09:23

I am going to put mine in the GH RM.

By the way, just said on Forkers I'd bit seen you.....didn't realise you were hiding with the sweet peas 

11/07/2014 at 09:36

i'd love to hide in the sweet peas!

11/07/2014 at 09:52

LOL RM, me too sometimes.....and not just for the smell 

11/07/2014 at 22:22

Hi all GW noob is here. Myself and my fiancée have been building up some sort of order in this our first year of gardening in out first home. 

Sweet peas on the agenda - check

 

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What you think

 

11/07/2014 at 22:28

Great,Shaun.don't forget to pick them.  The more you pick, the more you get.

11/07/2014 at 22:32

Hello, Shaun ......welcome to the forum.

I would say they look pretty good....well done!

Just a couple of tips, I think they may outgrow their supports soon, so may need something a little higher....and you may wish to snip off some of those tendrils to prevent them distorting the flower stems.