Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sweet peas

Cold winter, late spring, dry spell - everything in the garden is slow. The spinach has bolted, something horrible has happened to 3 rows of garlic and 2 hens have decided that life is too much of a trial and have, inexplicably, gone to that great roost in the sky. Sigh.

Never mind. The sweet peas are twining skyward on their canes and today I picked my first stems; fragrant beauties.

And the world seems a brighter, righter place.

16 comments:

Shirley said...

So lovely! Glad to hear the beauty of a sweet pea can adjust one's perspective making for a glorious day. Perhaps I should plant some next year.

Jayne said...

Beautiful sweet peas, here 'oop north still waiting for mine to bloom

Pondside said...

No luck with sweet peas here. I have a plant twining its way up a structure but not a bud or bloom in sight - just leaves.

Wipso said...

Sorry to hear about the chickens. I have sweet peas just starting to bloom too. I love them :-)
A x

rachel said...

Sweet peas? Wot's them? No sign of mine. I love your blue pottery though.

Shame about the chickens....

Mac n' Janet said...

Not much luck with pansies here, better luck with morning glories.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Sad to read of the chickens' untimely demise . I'm consoled , though , by the thought of them sitting on clouds clucking along to tinkling harp music .
Could they have overdosed on the garlic , perhaps ?
Glorious sweet peas make up for everything .

Twiglet said...

Perfect sweet peas - I love them. My Dad used to grow beauties and I had the job of pinching out the side shoots - happy days!!

The Recycled Dove said...

love your sweet peas.
Stop by and visit.

Dove

Chris Stovell said...

I adore sweet peas so it's lovely to see yours here. Pity we can't smell them too.

Sallys Chateau said...

They look beautiful, can smell their fragrance from over here, too hot for them down South sadly.

Fennie said...

Wonderful - wish mine would do that. They seem determine to flower one at a time. I'm hoping the rain will help.
Sorry, about the chickens.

Pam said...

Your sweet peas are lovely! Sorry about your hens though :-(

Nikki-ann said...

Beautiful sweet peas. Thery remind me of when I was a kid... Mum always used to have them growing on a wall in the front garden.

elizabethm said...

Aren't they glorious? I have picked three jugs of mine and they are still flowering fit to bust.
Sorry about the hens. We haven't yet had any mystery deaths but all the hen owners I know tell me it will happen one day. Another reason for not giving this lot names perhaps!

Calico Kate said...

Those colours are fabulous against the blue and white china. & I bet they smell gorgeous, oh for scratch and sniff pooters.....!
CKx