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Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 10:14

Hi, Charlie

August will be the ideal time for having a good display of sweet peas.

I would sow the seed around mid-March, this could normally be where they are to flower or in a cold greenhouse.

With the importance of the event in mind, maybe the latter would be preferable to minimise loss. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 10:05

Morning, KEF

I did in fact visit the house, but everything was closed. Having said that, I did have a cuppa courtesy of a flask of hot coffee (+ a dash rum) that I took with me. 

Btw, I'm finding digital b & w far more tricky than in the days of film.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 20:30

My listen of the day: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IjawyE9YII

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 20:22

Hi, Lizzie.

Like most colours, there are many shades of blue....in fact there are several blue sweet peas.

That being said, it's yellow that has been elusive so far.

Try for 'Blue Shift'.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:50
baza wrote (see)

Also read on here you have to cut the flowers off so they don't go to seed ,When do you start to do this?

 

Don't think I ever said that, but it is a fact that seed pods should be removed asap. The idea is to cut the flowers regularly before they go to seed in the first place.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:42
baza wrote (see)

They look mint gardengirl thats the look i'm going for thankyou.

Baza, I would just say that sweet peas are just cut flowers and not a display feature i.e. they must me cut regularly otherwise they will cease to flower & prematurely go to seed.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:38
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

David K really like your second vase where did you get that from?

 

Can't really say, Gg......my daughter bought it for me years ago. It may be worth mentioning that SPs look quite good in a mug, especially when the stems are short.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:33

Gardengirl's is a better example than mine ( don't often photograph them whilst growing) but imagine these are growing up 8ft canes.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Eagle%20Sweet%20Peas/P8060012.jpg

 

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:17

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/003-3.jpg

 

Or these.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:13
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/P7110010.jpg

 I have loads, Baz..but I suppose this (although only a small vase) is fairly typical.

PS. remember to click on the pic to enlarge.

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