Sweet Pea - Tangerine Cream
Brighten up a corner of your garden with this stunning colour combination, which brings together Prince of Orange and Mrs Collier. Although smaller flowered than some sweet peas, they are very sweetly scented and an attractive garden cut flower.
Soak seeds overnight in warm water before sowing 1cm deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm pot, in free-draining damp seed compost. Spring sowings can be sown outdoors, 2.5cm (1in) deep, in drills 7.5cm apart. Overwinter October sown plants in cooler conditions such as a cold frame before planting out in spring, when the ground has warmed. Pinch out the growing point once the second pair of leaves has opened. Water freely in dry weather. Remove faded flowers regularly to encourage more blooms.