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Offline Poppa Tommo

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Sweet Peas
« on: July 28, 2014, 08:20:32 AM »
Just thought I would like to share a picture of the glorious sweet peas that delighted us this year. Ruth's favourite cutting flowers. This variety is called Royal family and the seeds were from Moles Seeds.

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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 05:06:32 PM »
Haven't I seen this post somewhere before?  CW ;-)

Perhaps the heat is getting to me and I'm generating 'double takes' in my head!!!!!  lol(1)
 

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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 07:23:19 PM »
Ahh no, I think you remember the purple podded peas, Gee...so yep, blame it on the sun...even though we all know it's 'old timers disease  ROL :-))
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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 09:44:19 PM »
Haven't I seen this post somewhere before?  CW ;-)

Perhaps the heat is getting to me and I'm generating 'double takes' in my head!!!!!  lol(1)



Not the sun gee

Tommy,s had more sun than us  lol(1)

It,s the same picture thats on  WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY IN YOUR GARDEN / ALLOTMENT TODAY


   

Don't you just love sweet peas. Here are some that we've had a great season with, just keep on cutting and they just keep on producing. they are called 'Royal Famiy'. Fantstic, long stemmed for cutting with a sublime scent as well.


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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 10:20:33 PM »
Got me there, fellas....I'll have to wear my straw hat a bit more often
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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 10:23:46 PM »
ROL :-))   Just make sure it,s not too tight as that has a strange effect on Big Gee and he messes up on his posts aswell  lol(1)

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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 12:47:37 AM »
Exactly what went through my mind when I saw that hat Scary! Flashbacks to the last time I wore a hat that was too small - and we all remember the effect it had on me - maybe ol' Tommo's having the same problem eh?  ROL :-))

Check out the hat band size Tommo - it may NOT be the sun but a blood restriction to the grey matter - messes me up big time!!!  lol(1)
 

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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2015, 03:23:20 PM »
I've got some sweet pea seeds including a couple of royal family and Chelsea Centenary.
I've also got some perennial ones but I've mislaid them...

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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2015, 03:35:44 PM »
I've been meaning to sow perennial sweet peas for years, but haven't got round to it on this plot. The problem is finding a permanent location, I usually grow dahlias & sweet peas where there's a bit of soil left over somewhere (in keeping with my annual crop rotation). The other thing that holds me back is the fact that perennial sweet peas don't have the same fragrance.

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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2015, 08:51:00 AM »
I'm all over the place with this damned trip yo NZ. I haven't even sown any sweet peas thus year, along with just about every other bedding plants as I won't be here to look after them whilst they are in trays. I usually have the large greenhouse ( 38ft by 14ft) stacked by now but it is still, sadly empty.

Is it still too late to sow any sweet peas?
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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2015, 10:23:19 AM »
I hope it's not too late!

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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2015, 11:46:18 AM »
I've sown sweet peas as late as the first week in May in the past and still got a decent display by the end of summer. Better late than never!
 

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Re: Sweet Peas
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2015, 04:03:55 PM »
Found them!
Have stuck some in packets for the man up the road. And shoved a couple of packets of royal family sweet peas in too!

Better get on and plant mine soon!