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The Most Fragrant Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas and Fragrance

One of the main reasons I grow sweet peas is for the fragrance. A little bouquet of these beauties really can 'perfume a room'! To some people, the fragrance is the most important aspect of the sweet pea, to others the color must be just right, but most are happy to have a sweet combina...
5 Simple Steps for Sweet Pea success

5 Simple Steps for Sweet Pea Success

With autumn on its way, my fingers are itching to get seed starting! And what better to get growing than fragrant sweet peas. Autumn is the BEST time to start these enchanting hardy annuals in temperate climates like mine. Starting them early gives them plenty of time to go get growing ...
5 Tips for Autumn Gardening Success

5 Tips for Autumn Gardening Success

I always like to think of autumn as the beginning of the gardening year rather than the end of it and there are lots of jobs you can do now that will set you up for the growing season to come. If you need a bit of inspiration at this time of year, check out my 5 Tips for Autumn Gardenin...
Rows of Sweet Peas Grown for Seed

Sweet Pea Seed Harvest

Sweet pea season is coming to an end here and I am busily harvesting seed that will be ready for sale in the autumn.  This year I have grown over 50 varieties of sweet peas.  Many of them I have grown before and I feel as though I am greeting old friends as their blooms emerge along wit...
sweet pea seeds for sale

Where to Buy Sweet Pea Seeds

There are literally hundreds of different sweet pea cultivars to choose from which for me is what makes growing sweet peas such a delight. Each season I choose different varieties to grow but there are always some that become firm favorites and I look forward to welcoming them back each...
Buds Dropping Off Sweet Peas

Sweet Pea Buds Falling Off

It's so exciting to see buds emerging on your sweet peas! You check them regularly for progress looking forward to the flowers and then suddenly - nothing! All the buds are gone and all you can see is an empty stem. If this has happened to you, then read on.. Don't be too sad, because ...
How to Divide Comfrey

How to Divide Comfrey

If you grow sweet peas or any flowers at all, then you should consider assigning a small patch of your garden to growing comrey. The leaves of the plant can be rotted down to make a nutrient rich feed for your plants and flowers (more about that in another post)! If you don't have comfr...
Sweet Pea Grow Along

Sweet Pea Grow Along

In many parts of the country there is still time to start and plant out your sweet peas for a lovely display of blooms in June and July, so I thought it would be helpful to show step by step how I start and grow my sweet pea vines and you can take part if you want to. What is a "grow al...
Attaching Sweet Peas a Garden Obelisk

Getting Sweet Peas to Grow on an Obelisk

A sweet pea obelisk, trellis or even a fence is a perfect support for growing your sweet pea vines on. However, when the sweet pea plants are small, it can be a little tricky to guide them to grow up the trellis and they will just grow along the ground instead. It's better to get your s...
Sweet Pea Flower Frequently Asked Questions

Sweet Pea Flower FAQ

If I don't answer your questions about, sweet pea seeds, sweet pea flowers, or how to grow sweet peas, please fill out my contact form and let me know what your question is. What is the meaning of the sweet pea flower? In the language of flowers, the sweet pea has a meaning of delicat...

Sweet Pea Bouquet

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