Sweet peas are vigorous tall plants and climb using tendrils to cling on to their support. I always help them along when newly planted by tying them in with string or little plastic coated loops. Then I leave them to get along with it once they are established and they haul themselves up the canes or trellis with little intervention from me. Usually all I need to do is pick, pick, pick everyday once flowering begins. Sweet Peas are trouble free plants and usually all is well…
This week some of my well established plants have suffered. We’ve had thunder storms with torrential rain and high speed winds which have snapped the tops off the plants. When I discovered what had happened the flower stalks had already bent double. They were twisting up towards the light. So I cut the damaged stalks back to a healthy undamaged leaf joint. I’m confident that they will recover. Each plant will send out new shoots to replace the damaged stems.
Then I scooped up the bent stalks, flowers and all and popped them into my big heavy (foxglove) vase.
Their stalks may be twisted and imperfect but to me these blooms are still beautiful and what’s more the scent is heavenly.
I’m joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden today for her Monday Flowers meme In a Vase on Monday.
If you love country gardens then I hope that you enjoyed this quick peep into my garden. I appreciate your comments and I will try to answer all your questions. Thanks for visiting.
THANK YOU. MERCI. TACK. KIITOS. TAK. DANK U. DANKE. DZIEKUJE. OBRIGADO. GRAZIE. GRACIAS.
Hope to see you again soon. Gillian 🙂