Friday, 5 June 2015
Sweet Pea 'Midnight', 'Wiltshire Ripple' and 'Jilly'
This year's Sweet Pea, Lathyrus odoratus, have been hardening off in the cold frames for some time waiting for the gardeners to plant them. A good size now, Simon and Danny erected the canes to create a frame in the cut flower bed, covered with pea netting before planting the young plants, carefully tying in the longest shoots. In preparation of their planting, Callum had dug a deep trench and filled it full of organic matter from the compost heap to feed these hungry plants. The variety chosen is 'Mulberry Mixed' from Chiltern Seeds which include 'Midnight', 'Wiltshire Ripple' and 'Jilly'. a mixture of dark purple and white flowers.