Lathyrus odoratus Help for Heroes Mixture

spencer sweet pea seed Help for Heroes

approx 40 seeds £3.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Flower colour: mixed red, purple and lavender
  • Other features: highly scented flowers
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    This is a great way to show your support to our armed forces as £1.00 from every packet sold will go to the Help for Heroes charity. The collection contains three vibrantly coloured sweet peas (one red, one purple and one lilac), all of which have a deliciously strong scent. They will jazz up your garden all through summer and will also provide you with lots of cut flowers.

  • Garden care:From October to late February, sow seeds into deep pots or root trainers filled with a good-quality seed compost and place them in a cold frame. Pinch out the tips as the plants grow to encourage them to become bushier and produce more flowers, and harden off before planting out in early April. Direct sowings can also be made in October or March-April. It is important to remove the faded flowers before they set seed, so picking them to fill a vase inside will only encourage more to form.

  • Sow: October-April

  • Flowering: June-September

  • Approximate quantity: 40 seeds.

Lathyrus odoratus 'Beaujolais'

spencer sweet pea seed Beaujolais

One of the darkest forms

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Slim multi-purpose soft-tie

Slim multi-purpose soft-tie

Tie is designed for use with the thinner, delicate stems of climbing annuals

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Root trainers

Root trainers

Perfect for seeds, seedlings and plugs

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Willow poles for sweet peas

Willow poles for sweet peas

Ideal for runner beans and sweet peas

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Pastel sweet peas collection

spencer sweet pea seed

A ready-made mix of pastels

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Velvet sweet pea collection

spencer sweet pea seed

A lush blend of velvet shades

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Candy sweet pea collection

spencer sweet pea seed

A headily scented pink mix

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    What does 'pinching out' mean?

    I would like to buy some Sweet Peas however, I'm not sure what the term 'pinching out the tips' means. Any clues on how you would do this?
    Asked on 3/29/2006 by Ms Sau Min Chang

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    • A:

      Pinching out, simply means removing the growing tip of the plant. This encourages the plants to produce lateral shoots, which will result in bushier growth. All you need to do is nip out the top two leaves and growing point of each plant using your fingers or a small pair of scissors.

      Answered on 4/3/2006 by Crocus
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