Posted: 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.