Ightham Mote's top tips for sweet peas.
The sweet pea walk through the Cutting Garden at Ightham Mote is a feast for the senses. The intoxicating scent is a highlight of summer, and is a favourite with our staff, volunteers and visitors.
We enjoy talking about our work, but have noticed that we're often asked the same questions:
"My sweet peas never look this good...My plants are nowhere near as tall as these... My flowers usually have such short stems… My flower stems are twisted…"
As we're asked these questions so often, we thought it was about time we shared our top tips with you for how we like to grow our sweet peas. But please remember, there is no 'right' way of growing them, we grow ours using an historic method, but others may not use it as it takes so long.
Our top tips for growing sweet peas