Here are the sweet peas two weeks ago.
And here they are today. I’ve cut some for a vase and they smell amazing.
Sarah Raven includes a sweet pea 'wigwam' in her plans for summer flowers in The Cutting Garden, and also recommends particular varieties. As it's my first attempt, I bought a multi-pack from Suttons Seeds. I'm growing Noel Sutton and Mrs R Bolton, which are purple and pink respectively. Next year I'm going to grow the remaining colours in the pack: red Air Warden, burgundy Beaujolais, and White Ensign.
Here are the first jasmine flowers which emerged this week; the foliage has been gracing the garden for a month.
Some scented peach and cerise roses:
There are three pink hydrangeas dotted around.
I didn’t have much luck growing dahlias, but this one has flowered.
And last of all, my new David Austin rose plant – Cariad, which means ‘love’ in Welsh. It’s stunning and very sweetly scented. The perfect symbol of the many happy years I spent in Swansea and the Welsh friends who I‘ve kept in touch with!