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everlasting sweet peas

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by petunia, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. petunia

    petunia Apprentice Gardener

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    hello!
    For the second year running my everlasting sweet pea has performed poorly - it's a mass of green instead of pink!
    It's had a few flowers - but only a few - and the new buds are dropping off.
    It's supposed to be drought tolerant - it's flourished in many a hot summer here and on clay - but could that be the problem?
    It's not the sort of plant that people nurture - they just leave it to ramble.
    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. fmay

    fmay Gardener

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    Mine has to be tolerant of everything - overrun by a gunnera and golden hop, never watered - and it's looking good this year. Has yours ever performed well where it is planted now?
    A weakling honeysuckle has taken over since we replanted it somewhere else.
     
  3. petunia

    petunia Apprentice Gardener

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    Yes - we've been here 7 years and it was well established when we came here
    I just don't understand what's up with it.
     
  4. Fran

    Fran Gardener

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    If a plant is making lots of growth but little flower, then usually its just too darn comfortable. If your feeding it stop - but it would be worth giving it some potash rich feed, e.g. tomotoe feed. If your watering it then cut that down as well.
     
  5. frogesque

    frogesque Gardener

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    I have been feeding everblasted pea alternately with Roundup, Pathclear and Weedol interspersed with episodes of deep excavation to try to remove roots and still the damned stuff keeps coming back. The flowers are insipid, have little scent and it will form a straggly mass of strangulating stems if you turn your back for five minutes.

    Give me good old fashioned real annual sweetpeas any day :D
     
  6. Fran

    Fran Gardener

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    I gather you don't like them Frogescue :D :D

    However I too prefer the annual ones.
     
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