As a change from brash and bright dahlias, I am delighted to have a more delicate vase to share with you this week.
As well as the Winter Sunshine sweet peas I usually sow a more ordinary mix, sowing both in October, but never have much success with the latter. This year, I was trialling some sweet peas for ‘Which? Gardening’, a variety called ‘Betty Maiden’, sowing them when they arrived at the end of March. As you can see from the vase, they are still flowering at the end of September, and I guess this is due to the time of sowing and not the actual variety, a soft flecked and shaded lilac. Next year I shall leave sowing all my summer sweet peas until spring in anticipation of a longer and more prolific crop – but that’s another story.
In the meantime, the sweet young lady is joined…
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