Today's post is all about Sweet Pea's! One of the UK's favourite flowers (and mine) it just wouldn't be the same without these lovelies in your garden each Summer! I have grown a selection of the following types this year, both in the Autumn and Spring. Unfortunately though during the hardening off period I lost 3 of my Autumn Sown ones in the strong winds. My fault for not securing them to their sticks properly!
TIP - Although Sweet Pea's are hardy it is always best to harden them off for about a week before planting out in their final positions.
I have decided to place them in various parts of the garden this year. One of which is the large tub next to the GH. I took out the Primroses that were planted here and re-potted them into a spare Teracotta pot, therefore not allowing them to go to waste! I did however keep the Crocus's in the centre as they will die down.
Once the tub was ready I laid out some stakes and then positioned into place.
Next I positioned each Sweet Pea into place at the base of each stake then carefully tied each plant to a stake using Twine.
TIP - Use Twine instead of Metal Ties when tying in plants as they are a lot gentler on the plant.
I made a smaller wigwam out of Bamboo canes at the front of my shed and this time planted the Sweet Pea's directly into the ground. I haven't grown them in this particular position before so it'l be interesting to see how well they do.
There is also another tub of Sweet Pea's, this time in a smaller size but at the front of my house which is also a new position for this year.
Why don't let you let me know what your plans are for Sweet Pea's this year? It'd be lovely to hear your ideas.