Avenue of Sweet Peas Collection

Concentrating on a warm, comforting palette, I love this mix of largely newly bred varieties, with long stems and good scent. More
6 packets of seed 140084 £10.50 Delivery mid May
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24 seedlings 511615-24 £30.95 In stock
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Concentrating on a warm, comforting palette, I love this mix of largely newly bred varieties, with long stems and good scent. We had them in an avenue of sweet peas in the cutting garden all summer.

The seed collection contains 1 seed packet each of: The seedling collection contains 4 seedlings each of:
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Cutting Garden, On a Climbing Support
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Yes
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing Plant out, 2 plants to a vertical support, 15cm (6in) apart in a mild spell in March-May.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow October-December or January-April, 2 seeds into 1 Rootrainer. When roots fill container, pot on 2 seedlings together into a 1 litre pot. Pinch out tips when plants have 4 pairs of leaves. If autumn sown, overwinter in a light, cool place.
Care Tips Remove the climbing tendrils as they grow. Tie the stem into your framework on a regular basis. Can be grown in deep container pots up a climbing frame. Find out how to cordon train your sweet pea in Sarah's how-to guide.
Flowering Late May from an autumn sowing, early summer if sown in spring.
Vase Life Should last 4-5 days. Avoid direct sunlight and heat. Add a little sugar syrup to the flower water to extend vase life. I always pick sweet peas with elastic bands on my wrist. Once I have a bunch, I band them and put them in a bucket of water, adding to those I already have. Once inside, I leave the elastic band on till I’ve tucked the bunch into a vase and then cut the band. It saves ages fiddly about and stops stems falling out. To add shape to a vase, I also pick some longer vines, with several flowering stems on one vine. As long as this is cut above a pair of leaves, more flowers will form so you don’t have to worry that this is wasteful.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Avenue of Sweet Peas Collection reviews

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Reviewed 20th December 2020 by Mia

Bought gifts for someone retiring from work - all arrived safely and pretty quickly considering the problems with deliveries at the moment. Great choice of products at a decent price and good quality. Very useful having despatch emails.