Friday, 25 July 2014

Beautiful Sweet Peas

 Beautiful Sweet Peas picked from my allotment first thing this morning, the scent is just amazing, I always prefer to put them in a clean jam jar as they never look right in a vase.


Sweet Peas are one of my favourite flowers, so many beautiful varieties, my favourites being the purples, pinks and whites as they have the strongest scent. This year we've planted six different varieties down on the allotment, and can't wait to see them all in flower.

 We've also planted several Giant Sunflowers, so far so good and they're approx 6 foot tall with good strong stems, I can't wait until they flower, should be good to practice my Macro photography on.

As I've mentioned before we're a little behind everyone else, even though we started really early this year, we had a massive slug problem due to the floods and wet start to this year. For the first time ever we've had to resort to using slug pellets, not ideal, but it's so disheartening to lovingly grow your seeds into strong seedlings, prepare the ground and then plant them out, then to arrive the next day and find everything had been eaten, week's of hard work amounting to nothing.

But as you can see from the pictures things are really coming along now.



These are my flower beds which are a first for us, but we wanted to attract Bee's, Butterflies and other insects, so far we've seen lots of Bee's and a few Butterflies, glad to be doing our bit to help the local wildlife.


Here's our Potatoes, Rhubarb and Cucumbers, we've had several harvests of Rhubarb already this year, the cucumbers have just started to flower even though they're still pretty tiny.


Next on our virtual tour are my Cherry Tomatoes, we have larger ones growing in the greenhouse, more Sweet Peas, Sweeetcorn and  behind that is my Red Onions, one or two of them are huge already.


Himself had just been round with the lawn mower,  the grass was pretty long because of not being able to get there since my knee operation for a couple of weeks, but it's all nice and tidy again now, just the way I like it.











9 comments:

  1. I love sweet peas too - my mother's favourite. I always include a small patch of the beauties somewhere in the garden. Your veggie patch looks fab - my sweet corn is almost as high as an elephant's eye :-)

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  2. Lovely looking veg patch and MUCH tidier than mine!! Hope it brings you in lots of great fruit and veggies.

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  3. That all looks fantastic. Must have been hard to lose some plants, but at least they're all growing nicely now. The sweet peas are beautiful, we always used to have them in my mum's garden.

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  4. I love sweet peas - the colours are fantasitic. x

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  5. What a brilliant looking allotment. I love sweetpeas

    Thank you for linking up

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  6. Beautiful photos, love the sweet peas the colours are really stunning :) #mysundayphoto

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  7. It looks brilliant, Dawn, and so neat and tidy - well done to you and Himself. Good to attract the Bs' - funnily enough haven't seen many butterflies around this year. Your Sweet Pea pic is lovely - such pretty flowers and the perfume is gorgeous.

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  8. I only found out about them recently and I fell in love with them since! They are just so pretty and you are right about the jam jars. They are so humble and pretty! #mysundayphoto

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  9. Sweet peas are my favourite, that smell gets me every time. I've enjoyed finding wild ones this year too. Your allotment is looking great - so neat too! Thanks for joining in - and apologies it's taken me a while to comment and share but I've been away x

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