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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Lathyrus Odoratus 'Antique Fantasy Mixed'

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bluefox23

Well I can’t believe my #sweetpea #antiquefantasy is still flowering!!! #amazing 21/11/19 #stillgoingstrong

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kez001uk

Oh wow 😂 how on Earth are they still flowering?? 🤪

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bluefox23

I can’t quite believe it myself!! 🤷🏼‍♀️ @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 might not need to sow as many next year at this rate 😉😉

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bluefox23

I’ve got 6 pots for next year already sown!! 😳 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 an abundance of sweet peas isn’t a bad problem to have 😉

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bluefox23

#sweetpea #antiquefantasy still going strong! 16/10/19

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bluefox23

I know! I can’t believe it, @charlotte I’m just leaving it to it!!

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bluefox23

#sweetpea #antiquefantasy looks like all 3 have germinated including the seed I collected myself. @pelly Have you had any success with yours germinating yet? 28/09/19

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pelly

Three here too, nine to go Alison 👍👍

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sharonhayden

These are really early - when will they flower?

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bluefox23

@sharonhayden they’ll flower next spring/summer. The ones I’ve got flowering now were ones I sowed last August. These will stay inside till January at the latest but then I’ll put them under a plastic bottle cloche outside which slows their growth. Worked well this year so hoping it works this year.

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sharonhayden

Oh think I might try - especially the cloche

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Mikekally

Definitely going to try this, they'll be OK in the greenhouse over winter I guess?

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bluefox23

I would assume so @Mikekally I kept mine inside as I had to take my plastic greenhouse down but I put them outside in the January with a bottle cloche on and they coped fine so a greenhouse should be ok.

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Mikekally

Excellent cheers @bluefox23

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bluefox23

All 3/4 have germinated 01/10/19

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bluefox23

Still getting enough #sweetpea #antiquefantasy to make a small posy for the house! 24/09/19

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kez001uk

Wow! They really do look like the seed pack photos 😯 love the deep, rich tones against the pink 😍

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ublaszko

Me too! 😍😍 @bluefox23 @kez001uk

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bluefox23

Thanks! I love these! I sowed more seeds this weekend for next year. The scent is amazing and they are so pretty! @kez001uk @ublaszko

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I reckon I might start some too, hoping for these to spring up next year 😛

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ublaszko

Might try your variety next year. The variety that I had (I think it was Bouquet mixed) was pretty and delicate but the scent was not strong enough and kinda weird. Not what I remembered sweet peas to supposed to smell like.

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bluefox23

Every time I walk through the dining room I get a whiff of the sweet peas!! 💕 @ublaszko

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bluefox23

Good luck Kerry! @kez001uk

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ublaszko

That's lovely! My tree lilies were like that. I'm planning to get more tree lilies next year 😍😍

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bluefox23

#sweetpea #antiquefantasy #scentofsummer These smell lovely. #rain 29/08/19

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bluefox23

2 sweet pea seeds sown plus 1 or 2 that were harvested. 21/09/19

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bluefox23

Love this colour #sweetpea #antiquefantasy from the seedlings I planted last. 04/08/19

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bluefox23

Not as prolific as they were a few weeks ago #sweetpea #antiquefantasy #julyblooms 20/07/19

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bluefox23

#seedpods on my #sweetpea #antiquefantasy Only letting a few gather seed so I’ve got some for next year. I’m deadheading the rest. 16/07/19

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Venkat

Looking great 👍

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bluefox23

Thanks @Venkat 😊

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bluefox23

#purple #sweetpea #antiquefantasy 13/07/19

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bluefox23

#pink #sweetpea flowers mostly #antiquefantasy but a couple of #heirloom in there 06/07/19

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markdavidson59

Hi @bluefox23. Any advice on growing these. Mine are yet to flower. Thanks.

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bluefox23

Depends what kind of advice you need eg at what stage of growing. I started these last August and then kept some inside over winter and others outside under plastic bottles. I planted them out in mid spring and have been trying to support them. I’ve kept them well watered but not water logged and they’ve fallen over twice in the wind! I need to cut off some of the tendrils as they’re clinging onto some of the flowers and pulling them down! And I think I need to add higher supports! @markdavidso

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bluefox23

@markdavidson59 I hope that’s of some use?

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markdavidson59

That’s fantastic. I planted mine out as seeds in April - they’re just about 3 inches high now, I think I heard a rumour that you need to cut every other leaf off to promote flower growth? Lol 🌸💚

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bluefox23

@markdavidson59 I pinched mine out early on but not done anything specific like that. I planted mine out when they were about 5-6 inches I think and then they flew upwards. They didn’t start flowering until they were probably about a metre tall, I reckon.

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bluefox23

#sweetpea #antiquefantasy bunch of flowers. I need a lot of #mondaymotivation as I’ve just left my partner at the hospital, about to have a kidney removed because of c*%+^r. Going to be a very anxious few hours hoping everything goes well and that the other kidney, which is not at 100% can cope. 🙏🏼

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bluefox23

@kez001uk it’s happening today 😬😔😢

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jaynehynesburton

I'll be thinking about you both Alison 😘

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ublaszko

💕💕💕💕 Sending you lots of love 💕

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sharonhayden

Hope it all goes well 🙏

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lilybee

Thinking of you Alison, hope all goes well 💕💕

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Denise16

All the best to your partner Alison ❣️

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alan1111

Thinking about you and partner I hope everything goes well

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Jasonsparkes1

Hope all goes well for you both ❤

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lexijane

Thinking of you both & wishing him well 😘

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auricula

Keep strong Alison - hope the operation goes smoothly and your partner is soon home with you 💕💕💕

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novicegardenlover

Hoping for a good recovery & strength for you both.

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bluefox23

Lots of flowers on my #sweetpea #antiquefantasy These smell gorgeous 17/06/19 #mondaymotivation

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bluefox23

Thanks they are @gardengirlla

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bluefox23

#stormdamage Hadn’t realised it was going to be so windy today. Blew over my pots with #sweetpea in and then the wind broke off the top of one of them. 😢 so I’ve put the #antiquefantasy flowers it had on in a vase and at least I get to enjoy them and their gorgeous scent. 08/06/19

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wtwitchell6969

Beautiful

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telswirld

That happened to all sweetpea wigwams last year 😱 it was a real mess 😉

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bluefox23

Thanks @wtwitchell6969 😊

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bluefox23

Wind is such a nuisance!! 😁 @telswirld

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bluefox23

My first #sweetpea flower #grownfromseed 🤗🤗 it smells gorgeous. Can’t wait till I’ve got more flowers and I can cut for a vase 😊 #antiquefantasy 06/06/19

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ublaszko

🎉🎉🎉 I love this bicolour variety 😍😍😍

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bluefox23

@ublaszko it’s so pretty. So glad I’ve tried these and I’ve got enough seeds for next year too as well as if I try to collect any from these 😁

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ublaszko

They look better and better each time I see them 😆 I have leftover seeds for next year too.

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telswirld

👌🏻

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bluefox23

I have flower buds forming on my #sweetpea #antiquefantasy 🤗 30/05/19

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bluefox23

@ublaszko @Venkat 😲😊

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ublaszko

😲😲😲👍😍 Well done Alison! I had a look at mine and they're looking much better since we had rain every year for the last 5 days.

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Venkat

Wow! Looking very good, Alison. How beautiful they are.... I will post mine today 😊 @bluefox23 @ublaszko

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bluefox23

@ublaszko I’m pleased they’re doing well for you and I’m looking forward to my flowers. The bottom stems of mine are not as strong as the ones that have developed since I planted it out but they are obviously coping!! I’m glad the wind and rain aren’t seeming to cause a problem for them.

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bluefox23

Thanks @Venkat looking forward to seeing what they look like and these ones should have a nice scent too 😊

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ublaszko

My sweet peas are picking up! Counted 3 decent plants yesterday, 2 still look straggly. I noticed though that even when bottom part looks a bit rubbish it can still produce nice strong growth so not so worried about my straggly/spindly ones. One of them has shot up so it might not be long till the first flower 😆😆😆

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bluefox23

@ublaszko yay!! 😁. Yes that sounds like mine. Amazing how they persevere.

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ublaszko

I'm actually not going to see the flowers after all 😭 We viewed another house for rent this morning and we've decided to move in a month. 🎉🎉🎉 I'm bringing most of my plants with me but sweet peas do not like transplanting and they're only annuals so it's not worth it. 😣

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bluefox23

Oh no!! I couldn’t bear the thought of moving house unless I had too!! Maybe they’ll flower before you move!! 🤞🏼 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I'm looking forward to it. Gives me a chance to get rid of the clutter and part ways with some plants that are not doing much. 😊

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bluefox23

Sorry duplicate image for different entries. Potted up my #sweetpea #antiquefantasy seedlings but annoyed I didn’t realise my obelisks were different sizes till it was too late! 🙄 19/04/19

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bluefox23

Planted couple of seeds by bigger obelisk 05/05/19

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bluefox23

#sweetpea #antiquefantasy #climber #seedlings Need to start putting one I kept inside over winter outside under a cloche. When is the best time to plant these up! Tricky to support them in a plastic bottle! Outside ones been through winter and look better than ones kept indoors! 17/03/19

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ublaszko

You can plant them out in late April. ☺

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bluefox23

Oh I don’t know if I can wait till then!! 😂 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

😂😂 Apparently, you can keep them outside in a sheltered spot once the seedlings are established but perhaps wait until mid-April before planting them in their final spot.

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bluefox23

Yeah I will take them out of bottle this weekend or next and stake them before I put my obelisk up for them. @ublaszko

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ublaszko

You could just keep them bottle over them at night.

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bluefox23

Good idea 👍🏼 @ublaszko

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bluefox23

Put plant from wintering inside, outside today with bottle cloche 22/03/19

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bluefox23

#sweetpea #antiquefantasy update: seedlings growing quickly 12/10/18. 5/8 germinated

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bluefox23

Evidence of germination 05/10/18 Now to keep it alive!! 🤞🏼😊 #sweetpea #antiquefantasy so excited about this

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bluefox23

Cataloguing seeds sown yesterday 24/08/18 #sweetpea #antiquefantasy. First batch

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