I just love growing sweet peas! I love to be enveloped by the sweet pea flower’s powerful and sensuous scent, while I’m encompassed by the flower’s beauty and charm. Eternal bliss! Everyone should have at least a few moments of pause and reflection, to recharge with their favourite sweet pea blooms each and every summer.
For the last few years I have used Deep Rootrainers to grow the sweet pea plants for my Sweet Pea Trials. I had been happy with the results that I had achieved using Deep Rootrainers from Haxnicks, but last year I decided to trial Deep Rootrainers against Maxi Rootrainers, which are also available from Haxnicks, to discover if using a larger sized, deeper Rootrainer would be beneficial for my sweet pea plants.
I love growing sweet peas! I hope to inspire and encourage you to grow your own sweet pea plants, so that you can experience these wonderful plants for yourself.
Sweet peas, also known by their botanical name of Lathyrus odoratus, are beautifully fragrant, hardy annuals. Throughout my ongoing Sweet Pea Trials, I work to provide my readers with a wealth of information to help you to learn how to grow the healthiest, most floriferous sweet pea plants, that will produce the earliest flowers, with the tallest flowering stems over the longest flowering period!
For me, sweet peas are one of the real joys of summer. The sweet pea’s frilly flowers have a powerful yet serene fragrance, which gently envelops the garden in its loveliness. The scent of sweet peas can fill your home too; they’re very floriferous plants that produce excellent cut flowers.
Sweet peas, also known by their botanical name of Lathyrus odoratus, are very accommodating – you can sow their seeds in September, though better still sow in late October, and at any time up until March, or even April at a push.
Though I didn’t find 2016 to be a particularly successful year for growing Sweet Peas – the plants grown for my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial didn’t produce as many flowers as I had hoped, my love of Sweet Peas has not diminished in strength. I love Sweet Peas. I highly recommend that you experience growing these magnificent annual flowers.
The Sweet Peas I have grown for the 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, are also known by their botanical name of Lathyrus odoratus.
I love Sweet Peas. Every year I look forward to being charmed by the Sweet Pea’s beautiful flowers and romanced by their heavenly fragrance. Sweet Peas are certainly an annual that I recommend you try growing. Sweet Peas, which are also known by their botanical name of Lathyrus odoratus, are very versatile, here in the UK, you can sow their seeds from September right through until April.
I enjoy the quiet romance of February in the garden. Here are some jobs you can be getting on with this month:
To enjoy the best flowering display from your Wisteria you need to prune it; you’ll enjoy more flowers of better quality, and it will look tidier. At this time of year the structure of the plant is clear of foliage, so it’s easy to see where to prune.