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Painted Lady Sweet Pea


Painted Lady Sweet Pea

Planted this beauty a few years ago and used yarn to tie them. It was a very heavy bloomer. One of the oldest Sweet Pea varieties. Heavily scented.



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Very unusual. I haven't seen this color before.

19 Sep, 2020

 

Beautiful. Love how the yarn colour compliments the flower too! Always have good memories of my grandfather ‘papa’ and his wonderfully scented sweet peas.

19 Sep, 2020

 

Lovely. I already bought these for next year. What a good idea! As a knitter I have lots of odd bits of wool. Will definitely try this next year too. Thanks for the idea and I won't have to use boring garden string.

19 Sep, 2020

 

I am glad you will be trying these next year Thorneyside. I have lots of yarn too, and thought it would brighten up the garden.

19 Sep, 2020

 

Kate I can imagine your grandfathers garden must have been wonderful. He probably had some beautiful varieties.

19 Sep, 2020

 

Thank-you Bathgate, yes it is a really nice color combination.

19 Sep, 2020

 

Planted mine in the greenhouse yesterday along with seed I saved from this years 'Cupani'. Monty spurred me on on Friday to get this done and other half hardies too. I have two empty coldframes to fill!

22 Sep, 2020

 

Oh wow you started them now. When will you put them out? I think I will try to start some now for winter blooms, not sure if that will work but I will try.
Thank-you for the idea!

22 Sep, 2020

 

Some half hardies can be started in the autumn and will get off to a good start come spring. Here's what Sarah Raven says:
Half-hardy annuals

Half-hardy plants cannot withstand winter wet and cold, and will be killed by the frosts. However you don't need to wait until the warmer weather to get going – sow your seeds or grow your seedlings in a light, frost-free place, protecting them under cover until the frosts are over. You’ll then have decent sized plants out in the garden at the end of spring, but the plants will be zapped by the frosts in the autumn.

Mine are in the greenhouse under a bench but a frost free shed would do I suppose. This year mine flowered late as I planted late so I'm giving them a bit of a chance this year for next years flowers.

23 Sep, 2020

 

Thank-you so much Thorneyside for all the information!
How kind of you! I am always interested in anything about Sweetpeas. I just looked up Sarah Ravens website, a lot of info there, its great.
I found a website called www.englishsweetpeas.co.uk
and ordered some seeds for next year. They will ship to the US so I was very excited about that.
You have a lot of knowledge about Sweetpeas Thorneyside. Thank-you !

23 Sep, 2020

 

Not really Lilybell but we learn as we go along about all sorts of plants.

24 Sep, 2020



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