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reedie-cottsge

A developing love of gardening, that became a passion, and resulted in a small family business. Located on the East of Scotland, outside Kirriemuir.

Lathyrus latifolius

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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reedie-cottsge

Lathyrus latifolius. Photographed today, 10 June 2017, at Reedie Cottage Gardens, East Scotland. We've been here 14yrs, and these perennial sweet peas have come up year after year. An elderly neighbour told us that "Those there peas have been there for at least 60yrs! Seen them every year since I've lived here, and I've walked past your house every day". I don't know what the life span is for perennial sweet peas, maybe somebody on GT knows?!? #Lathyrus #perennialsweetpea #reediecottagegarden

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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reedie-cottsge

Lathyrus latifolius or Everlasting Sweet Pea, photographed today 6 June 2016, in The Secret Garden. Unfortunately, I think a night time visitor munched a bit of it!!! Wall outside of kitchen usually covered in these, but has not fully flowered yet. Flowers all Summer long! Doesn't set seed, or if it does, seeds are sterile. I take basal cuttings in early Spring, and pot up in greenhouse. Many friends now have these in their gardens now 😀 These were here when we bought the house 14 years ago, an

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trina

Aaaah we have 1 and I wondered why it never expanded! 🤔👍🏻

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reedie-cottsge

@trina The Everlasting Sweet Peas in my garden are also growing thru one of my hedges, which adds a splash of colour. Didn't know what they were when them first came up, but then realised they were sweet peas. Was a bit puzzled at the time as I hadn't planted any where they were coming up. These have been coming up for many years apparently. An elderly neighbour told me that they have been growing in same place for at least 40 years!!! years The house almost 200 years old, and has had quite a fe

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reedie-cottsge

...a few years owners. Whoever planted these Everlasting Sweet Peas has given others, and now me 14 years of much colour & happiness 💖

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rutheybabes

I have just bought one of these but not had chance to plant her yet. Looking forward to doing so now I've seen yours in flower x

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reedie-cottsge

@rutheybabes The flowers in my Everlasting Sweet Peas are two-time. I must take a better picture of the flowers as there are so many of them now! There are so many shoots that come up every year. They seem to increase in number by rhizomatous growth. They now grow along approx 2/3rds the length of my house! I simply tie string lengthwise to 3 stakes to keep them from falling forwards, and just prune at the desired height (about 140cm) throughout growing season. It means they are above the botto

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reedie-cottsge

@rutheybabes It means they are above the bottom of windows, but I can see the flowers from inside the house. Mine are no use as cut flowers as stems are so short and also only one flowers per stem. I grow highly scented annual sweet peas for cut flower purposes 😀

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reedie-cottsge

@rutheybabes That first sentence should say "The flowers in my Everlasting Sweet Peas are two-tone" and not "two-time". I'll take a photo of flowers and mark for your attention. Good luck with your new plant by the way 🌺😀🌺😀🌺

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rutheybabes

Thank you for all that info. I will post her progress x

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