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Sweet Pea Care & Maintenance

If asked on BBC’s Pointless programme to name a fragrant flower the sweet pea would be a high scorer and therefore an answer to be avoided. Well known and widely grown the sweet pea seems to have always been in fashion and is certainly not to be avoided in the garden. Continue Reading

Sweet Pea Seeds - Old Fashioned Mixed

Sweet Peas

One of our most popular annual flowers summer just wouldn’t be complete without sweet peas growing happily somewhere in the garden. The wonderful range of colours and heady scent makes them a firm favourite of many.

Originating in the eastern Mediterranean sweet peas were first cultivated in England in the 17th century by Henry Eckford, a member of the RHS. We now have about 160 different species with plants available in every colour bar yellow. For some reason yellow has remained elusive but breeders are working hard to put this right.

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