I found myself today still thinking about sweet peas; given the snow and fog I browsed the Internet and books for inspiration, (happy days...) and finally selected some sweet peas for this year. I have gone for scent and distinctive blooms and have chosen Queen Alexandria (red), Sweet Pea Eclipse (Bright Pink), Hi Scent (white) , Sylvia Moore (soft pink), Old Harry (blue), Camilla( white with tinged blue edges) and Anna's Hope (violet).
I plan to plant some up an obelisk, (which is permanently sited in the border for sweet peas,) and near enough to the patio area to catch the scent. Some of the bright pink are destined to run through a white Clematis and some will run up a trellis near the veg plot so the scent can be enjoyed whilst working in that part of the garden. Of course, 140 seeds is too many but irresistible. I tell myself it's not so many as they always look best planted on mass.
In the end, I went to simplyseedsandplants.co.uk which had a good range of sweet peas seeds and quite reasonable. Not a provider I have tried before so fingers crossed all goes well. Hopefully they will arrive soon and I will seed later this month. I suppose one year I shall think I can't be bothered to grow sweet peas, about the time I hang up my secateurs for good I hope. Since growing sweet peas is demanding there is help and advise on the growing sweet pea pages, especially on how to keep the stems nice and straight to make the best cut flowers. I also could not resist a photograph to remind us how beautiful they are.