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Cottage Garden Sweet Pea Collection

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The details

  • 8 plants
  • Colour: At least four varieties
  • Stem: long, straight, not thick
  • Height: 1.8 - 2m
  • Type: Grandiflora and Spencer
  • Scent: outstanding - the best
  • Flowering: May to August
  • Planting Months: March-June
  • Best Value
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£ 11.95

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Cottage Garden Sweet Pea Collection

A selection of not less than four varieties from our range of sweet peas. You will get 8 plants in a pack that have been grown by us, here in Somerset in super jumbo plugs. They have been pinched out and all have a superb root system.

Our Sweet Peas are delivered in purpose-designed, recycled cardboard packaging, and are ready to be planted out when you get them.
We generally send them out between March and May, but we will email you with the likely delivery timescale once you have placed your order.

Please note, we will choose the varieties that go into the box(es) in which they are sent out. There will be at least four varieties per collection of 8 plants. They are not labelled - a cottage garden collection is supposed to be an informal mix of colours and scent!

Browse our range of sweet peas.

Cultivation Instructions

Sweet Peas do best in well worked, moisture retentive soil. Adding organic matter really makes a difference and is best done the autumn before, but on the day is better than not at all! Your plants will do best in open ground, but you can get good results planting Sweet Peas in window boxes and pots of sufficient size - allow at least 3 litres per plant and remember that these are quite deep-rooted plants. In containers, the ideal planting mix is 50% compost, 40% topsoil and 10% well-rotted manure. Ordinary potting compost is OK, but you will get fewer flowers.

A range of supports can be used from twiggy branches to willow wigwams to posts with netting stretched between. Whatever you use, do the construction work before planting. Think about the position - Sweet Peas can cope with a little shade but flower better in full sun.

Space plants about 10-15 cm apart and about 5 cm from their support. The hole should be deep enough to plant the full length of the rootball and allow enough so the soil finishes level with the lowest pair of leaves. Check to make sure they are climbing well every week or so, as they grow quickly. Tie into their supports if not.

Sweet Peas biggest need is for water -  they are incredibly thirsty plants. So water well after planting and make sure they never completely dry out. They are greedy too so you will lengthen their flowering period if you give them a high potash and phosphate fertiliser every 7-10 days once buds begin to form. Home-made comfrey liquid is perfect or Tomorite will do - especially if you are on sandy soil.

Cut the flowers as they develop. it is best to do this every couple of days as otherwise, they run to seed and the plant stops flowering.