callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

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Sweetpeas forever

I wrote recently about my annual sweet peas then yesterday spotted a horrible tangle of perennial sweet peas, Lathyrus latifolius.

It's usually bright pink but mine, as you see, is white. It's one of those plants you forget about because it's so late into growth, then you notice it too late to train it at all. This plant is just left to scramble its way through a wall shrub. They can be very effective trailing down a bank, should you have one. At the end of the season there's a brown skeleton of stems to cut down and that's all you ever have to do to them. Very easy to grow from seed, and to save your own seed for friends.

Tags: everlasting sweet peas, gardening

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