When we moved into our house, the previous owners had set up a very sturdy pine tyre-swing for their offspring. The tyre has long since disintegrated, but the sturdy pine structure is still there and for years I’ve been meaning to “do something” with it.
In February I decided the time was right (it takes a while to sort through these things…..as I’m sure you know). I enjoy sweet peas so much – their colour, their perfume, their happy faces – and my only other attempt was in a pot and short lived.
This time I, yes me, myself and I, built a little garden between the pine posts from some old bricks that were languishing behind the shed (no doubt they were only too glad to be repurposed), filled it with compost and potting mix and planted out the sweet pea seeds.
A little while later I was delighted to see plants springing forth……..except they didn’t look like what I remembered sweet pea plants to look like and, hmmmmm…….they weren’t growing in the spots I’d planted the seeds.
On telling my sad tale at Squealers the other week, Karen took pity on my plight and busied her wonderful husband, Mr G, to dig up some of their sweet pea seedlings from the massive display around their pool fence. (Thank you Mr G!)
I shall keep you posted on the progress of the toms…….and on the sweet pea saga too; hoping for a fabulous display come Spring/Summer.
Wish me luck!