A Romantic Affair - Sweetpeas

Sweetpeas have a short vase life but their beautiful scent makes them irresistible. Just a few of these beautiful flowers will fill your room with the scent of an English summers day. 

A scent that takes me back to my childhood, playing in the garden, enjoying the summer sun. 

Freshly picked sweetpeas from a friends garden. I had the pleasure of picking these every other day while she was on  holiday.  

Freshly picked sweetpeas from a friends garden. I had the pleasure of picking these every other day while she was on  holiday.  

The best sweetpeas are English grown flowers, these delicate blooms don't travel well. Their dainty petals bruise easily and their short life once cut is not to be wasted on a lorry coming across Europe. 

If you are growing sweetpeas you need to ensure they are picked regularly. This keeps the plant producing more flowers, if the flowers are left and go to seed the plant will stop producing new buds. The flowers are best cut first thing in the morning whilst it's still cool and put straight into a bucket of water.  

Here are a few pictures of some beautiful English sweet peas grown in a garden in Somerset and some ideas on how to incorporate sweet peas into your wedding or event.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and it has inspired you to have a go at growing your own or incorporating sweet peas  into your wedding or event flowers.