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Sweet Pea - Beaujolais

£1.95

Sweet Pea 'Beaujolais' has lovely large, red wine coloured, scented blooms throughout summer.

They make a striking addition to the garden and look great grown up against a trellis. Their long stems also make them good for cut flowers, either on their own or as part of a floral arrangement.

 

When to sow January to March, September and October under glass or indoors, April and May sow direct outdoors.
Where to sow Sow indoors or under glass, 2.5cm (1in) deep in compost filled root trainers (or toilet roll inners).
Sow direct where they are to flower, preferably in a sunny position , either in a pot or border, 2.5cm (1in) deep and 5cm (2in) apart.
What to do next Harden off seedlings sown indoors or under glass during late March to be planted out in flowering site from April onwards.
Thin direct sown seedlings to 10cm (4in) apart. 
Protect outdoor seedlings from slugs and snails
  As the plants grow provide support with tall canes or netting. Can grow up to 6ft tall. 
  Pick flowers regularly to encourage new growth.
Handy tips Soak sweet pea seeds in hot water for 24 hours prior to sowing which will soften the seed coating and speed up germination.
Deadhead on a regular basis to ensure that flowering continues all summer.
Flowering period May to September.
Uses Ideal for cut flowers with an intense fragrance
Height 180cm (6ft)
Spread 10cm (4in)

 



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