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Oakley Witch

Mines are all planted in my toilet tubes as of yesterday so waiting for them top wake up and pop their wee heads through

Just got in the post today Mr Fothergills catalogue and they are celebrating the year of the sweet pea they have launched six exclusive varieties.

They look good

Do you buy new sweet peas to try?

or do you keep to ones you have grown before?

Where do you buy your sweet peas from?

I do like the multi coloured ones and the smell from sweet peas.

I like growing sweet pea in colour blocks sometimes and mixing them up other times. The sweet pea high scent is one I like to grow for the smell and colour.

Dwarf ones are good in hanging baskets.

Do you grow sweet peas in hanging baskets?

hollie hock

Hi all, I've sowed the seeds into toilet rolls before in the Spring and got a reasonable success. I covered the bottom with some sort of plastic and made drainage holes.

 

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After 2 weeks away came back to find only 2 shoots remaining - the rest had been eaten.

So (sorry David K) but i've brought them inside and they are all trying to grow again!, keeping them safe on the sill now.

although last spring i kept my sunflowers indoors to protect from slugs and when they were a foot high, i put them next to the patio door for light and the dog ate them!

Oakley Witch
Sinevegas wrote (see)

After 2 weeks away came back to find only 2 shoots remaining - the rest had been eaten.

So (sorry David K) but i've brought them inside and they are all trying to grow again!, keeping them safe on the sill now.

although last spring i kept my sunflowers indoors to protect from slugs and when they were a foot high, i put them next to the patio door for light and the dog ate them!

Hmmm, barbed wire may be an option this year from your little four legged furface . I thought you were going to say your dog had lifted his leg on them. Animals can be very cheeky. I have two cats and they insist in eating anything that is green. The smallest will climb up the door just to get to the spider plant on the top of the book shelf! 

My sweet pea look to have grown about an inch whilst I've been away, they look healthy though and aren't leggy, will it do them any harm to nip off the tips.

Fingers crossed, this could be the first winter I've gone through without any casualties.   

Most have 3 prs of leaves David, some were nipped earlier in December and have side shoots but I'm not worried about them, so will wait for a milder spell to nip any more.

The penny has finally dropped regarding mollycoddling, I've foxglove and parsley doing well in the garden with no TLC.

Matty2

I have more than 3 pairs of leaves. Should I pinch now or wait until snow has gone. They are not leggy. Followed your advice all the way and pleased with success so far. Thabks.

The vegetation of the sweet peas I grew last year in my window box are still green and health,  so I did not pull them out. Will they flower again this coming summer or should I dispose of them.

Many thanks to anyone who can supply and answer.

Oakley Witch

Oh, Perennial Sweet Peas??? Where can I get some of those? I thought they were only annuals

Dovefromabove

Google Everlasting Sweet Peas - most seedsmen sell them - they're pretty but have no scent