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The Dragon
27 Jul 18 12:15
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mine have done terribly this year , can only put it down to the hot weather?

Anyone else had the same problem?
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Report twizzle22 July 27, 2018 1:34 PM BST
Freezer cabinet at Sainsburys..pick em up , chuck em in.
Might not taste as good  fresh but i'm a bit of a philistine and theirs no watering involved.
Report The Dragon July 27, 2018 2:08 PM BST
flowers twizz flowersLaugh
Report Smar Tarse July 27, 2018 2:15 PM BST
My sweet peas have been rubbish this year. I have Sir Henry Cecil same as last year and also a packet called Mammoth Mix

My Runner beans looked fantastic with lots of flowers, but they were pretty much all dead sets in the end Sad
Report The Dragon July 27, 2018 2:24 PM BST
ive had awide range of SPs and they all have  virtually done nothing. lasy year i  had hundreds of flowers
Report rose of the shires July 27, 2018 2:59 PM BST
Hot weather has done for most Sweet Peas this year. Peas (veg) the same. The plants have dried out and gone white as if scorched
Report The Dragon July 27, 2018 3:28 PM BST
thanks rose i thought as much
Report rose of the shires July 27, 2018 3:29 PM BST
we will try again next year Dragon!
Report The Dragon July 27, 2018 4:36 PM BST
indeed we wiill .quiet disappoited as a bought some really noce ones and grew them from seed . was looking forward to a great display this year!
Report rose of the shires July 27, 2018 4:54 PM BST
worth paying the extra price for quality seed - some of the newer varieties are superb
Report The Dragon July 27, 2018 6:09 PM BST
indeed some amazing colours available
Report screaming from beneaththewaves July 28, 2018 6:06 PM BST
A moderate show even from the perennials this year:


Report The Dragon July 28, 2018 6:16 PM BST
next door have the same perennial sfbw going to take some of the seeds and try them next year
Report ericster July 28, 2018 6:56 PM BST
I've always wanted to grow sweet peas but I'm no gardener.  Imagine them growing up a six foot chain-link fence creating a wall of colour.
Report Lady Faye Verrit July 28, 2018 7:10 PM BST
Enough of this "sweet Pea" grief....

Look at the state of my baskets....

This year....


Last year...
Report sixtwosix July 28, 2018 7:16 PM BST
I started peas out early , and they produced lots of pods . I added a few more each week and the latter ones did not liked the hot dry weather one bit , whereas runner beans have been bountiful.

Grown lots of sweep peas  , some have flowered and quickly gone to seed , others don't even have buds yet.
Report The Dragon July 28, 2018 8:15 PM BST
my baskets are allpretty grim too lady fayeSad
Report The Dragon July 28, 2018 8:16 PM BST
sweet peas are really easy to grow from seed  eric they stike very easily
Report ericster July 28, 2018 8:18 PM BST
Dragon,
I got nowhere for them right now. There on my bucket list.
Report Lady Faye Verrit July 28, 2018 8:51 PM BST
So disappointing TD....

They were larger, and luxuriously planted, and should have been spectacular!

Now a long wait for another season (unlike recovering on the next horse race) and I am almost looking forward to the winter blooms!

Having said that, my planters, pots, and "horse feeder" style troughs, are still looking good,

Unfortunately two expensive "Box" were on their way out (for some reason) since last season!
Report blackbarn July 28, 2018 9:16 PM BST
Re Peas.....

Sweet Peas have been hard this year, unless autumn sown. My spring sown ones have struggled though. My recommended varieties are White Supreme, and Robert Uvedale for next year.

The eating peas have been equally difficult, and I have sympathy for those that say the frozen ones are as good, but nothing beats shelling fresh peas with granddaughters.
No child should reach their teens without having extracted a real pea from a real pod.
Report The Dragon July 29, 2018 6:53 AM BST
indeed blackbarn indeed - nice post
Report The Dragon July 29, 2018 6:54 AM BST
yet to reach the grandad stage myself = started late in life on the family side!
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