Sweet peas at last!

In February I published a post with lots of practical information about growing Sweet Peas. You can see it by clicking on the “Read More” button below, then selecting this link: How to grow Sweet Peas.

My garden doesn’t have ideal spots to grow Sweet Peas, but I managed to put in a sneaky garden bed with a very wonky home made trellis, and also planted some seeds into two large pots which I placed next to an archway, on the other side of the garden.

I’m delighted to report that they survived our very harsh, frosty winter without any problems. Blossom appeared first on the bed where I planted Diggers Seeds’ “Fragrance of the Night”. They have been flowering for about 6 weeks, and have a powerful, heady fragrance. Strangely I only have flowers in one colour- a rich deep velvety purple.


Then a few weeks ago, the others started to flower. They’re in a more shady spot and have needed to climb up the archway to catch better sunlight. They are the very pretty “Painted Lady” (also from Diggers)- a different fragrance, sweet and spicy.


Perhaps predictably, the Painted Ladies have also gotten into bed (without my permission) with the fragrant ladies of the night. Here they are, together. Who knows what goes on in our gardens, after dark?


I have now achieved a life’s ambition and am very happy with my lovely Sweet Peas!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. tonytomeo says:

    That is how my niece does it. She planted them earlier in October so that they can hang out and do what they do through winter, and then bloom on time in spring. Their season is limited by the arid weather here. They finish by the time the weather gets warm. I would not bother to grow them at all, but some of us want to grow them like those in less arid climates do.

    1. My Dream Garden says:

      Interesting! I don’t think they would survive our summers here either, so an early spring flowering is the way to go, as your niece has discovered. Some plants are simply irresistible!

      1. tonytomeo says:

        Yes. I am none too keen on them because they need more work than I want to give them. She insists on growing them, and has her own planter box where she can grow whatever she wants to. It has a goofy obelisk trellis above, just for the sweet peas.

  2. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Congratulations on your sweet peas. Mine have very quickly become feral and outgrown their home- also a ‘wonky homemade trellis’!

    1. My Dream Garden says:

      Thanks Jane, I’m feeling very pleased with myself, haha!

    2. My Dream Garden says:

      At least your feral plants will probably be helping to hold your wonky trellis together!

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