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!