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patparipatpari Posts: 38
Hello i am newbie to gardening and have got nursery bought sweet pea which are turning yellow not sure what to fo


  • They may need potting on, planting into larger pots, if you haven't already. I'd say plant them out but given the recent forecast and risk of frosts in the UK I'd be wary. 
  • patparipatpari Posts: 38

    hi cassie

    they are in the ground and others are in large pot so not sure what i have done wrong. also the garden is south facing so gets full sun most of the day

  • GartenerGartener Posts: 99
    Sweet peas are tough. I planted mine out last week (in Southeast) and they are doing ok despite the recent cold snap.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,690
    It's just the cold I think. Hopefully, as I have some in the ground too, they will bounce back with some warmth due next week.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,155
    Do you have a pic? 
    They may well have been grown in protected conditions and haven't acclimatised, but sweet peas are quite hardy. Have they been potted on before planting out, or were they very small? These are all factors. Full sun can also be too much for small plants.

    Small plants need a little bit of shelter, but I don't protect sweet peas, other than from wind and rain - they're far tougher than people realise. We have regular frosts at this time of year - minus 1 last night - and even small plants are fine. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • patparipatpari Posts: 38
    So update my sweet pea are growing have got first flower do i cut it or let few grow before using as cut flower
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