In a vase on Monday – sweet peas at last!


Finally!  Growing Winter Sunshine sweet peas in the greenhouse for the last couple of years has allowed me to cut sweet peas from as early as April.

Not so this year!  Not sowing seed until late, and then leaving the poor little plants languishing in root trainers for far too long has meant my first picking are very late this year, but here they are.  Definitely better late than never!

The sweet peas here are a just ones and twos  of ‘Almost Black’, ‘Barry Dare’, ‘King Edward VII’ and ‘Prince Edward of York’.  To these I’ve added a couple of pink Salvia stems,  Dianthus ‘Green Wicky’, Zinnias (‘Queen Red Lime’and Benary’s Giant Lime’),IMG_4266

and Dahlia ‘Recoleta’.  IMG_4267

Now the sweet peas have started let’s hope they’ll fill many more vases to come!

With thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts our Monday vases, and this week is also sharing her lovely Zinnias.

6 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – sweet peas at last!

  1. Cathy

    I am fascinated by the centres of zinnias – not something I have been able to study before! And I am so pleased you finally have some sweet peas – I did the opposite to you, and got my WS ones potted on and planted out but completely neglected my other Oct sown ones. I had to make some April sowings and even bought a batch from a car boot sale – but hopefully I have learned! Your dark dahlias make a great contrast with the zinnias and sweet peas

  2. Peter Herpst

    I’m glad that your sweet peas finally bloomed for you. I love that fragrance and buy seeds every year which I usually forget to plant. Oops. The contrasts in your arrangement are beautiful.

  3. Bec - views from my garden bench

    the colour combinations look great in this arrangement – particularly like the dark dahlia against the acid green. My sweetpeas are just starting to flower here in Manchester. I’ve got dianthus in my jug today – very summery 🙂 love Bec xx

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