I know I always say Sterling Roses are my favourite flower. And they are, insofar as I buy them more frequently than any other flower. But, if sweet pea were quite so readily available I might be singing a different tune. One year, when I still lived at home, I grew an long row of sweet pea from seed all along our garden fence. The more we picked them the more they flowered and whenever you entered through the gate, you were greeted with the most nostalgic and abundant fragrance. Sweet Pea was my favourite Flower Fairy too (I had flower fairy wallpaper once - isn't that mad?!)
Tonight, I bought four packets of different Sweet Pea seeds. Just on a whim. I don't have a balcony, let alone a garden. But I often fantasize about growing sweet pea again. And they're never available at the flower markets here. So, I thought if I can't experience the pleasure maybe one of you can enjoy them just as much!
If you have a garden and want to try growing these seeds, just leave a comment and you could get a little package from me! I'll throw in some other fun bits. It will be a surprise! I'll draw four winners at random on Friday, say noon my time. Don't forget to leave an e-mail address if your profile doesn't link to one!
Image via Mrs Jack's Flickr