Posted: 29/10/2013 at 16:20
CluelessGardener wrote (see)
sorry david yes in open ground
Not easy to say unless I see & feel your soil, James. My soil is basically clay, but over a period of 50 years of deep cultivation is in good heart and I don't add grit.....even for exhibition blooms.
Sweet peas like a sunny aspect and plenty of water at the roots, so unless there's a risk of them standing in boggy ground, I would say no.
Geoff Hamilton once said 'I wouldn't swap me Barnsdale clay for any of that free draining sandy stuff'.