Friday, 27 August 2010
Sweet sweet peas
Sweet peas are just about my favourite garden flower, the range of colours, intensive perfume and growability all meet my requirements. Over the years I've experimented with various mixes, bought individual seeds from specialist nurseries and taken pot luck with supermarket bargains. This time I think I've just about reached perfection with a Thompson and Morgan selection, Heirloom Bicolour Mixed which was a new introduction on special offer at £1.99 for 25 seeds. Despite being neglected for a month while I was on holiday, my plants did well and began flowering in early July before they got very tall. The colours are perfect, a pleasing balance of dark purply blue, white and pink with a strong perfume. They are still flowering amazingly well, I cut at least one posy every day and there are no signs of a let up, they'll definitely be on my seed list again next year.