Beloved children’s author and artist May Gibbs created the charming Sweet Pea Fairy, and now funds raised from the sale of this packet go to May’s favourite children’s charities – the Northcott Society for Crippled Children and The Spastic Centre. Dwarf, ground-covering plants produce bicoloured pink blooms in late spring and early summer.


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How

Choose a sunny, well-drained sheltered position. Work in lime and Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Sow into damp soil direct where they are to grow. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix and firm down. Do not water for a couple of days after sowing.

Care

Begin applying Yates Thrive Soluble Flower & Fruit Plant Food regularly when buds appear to improve blooming. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

Pick blooms regularly to promote further flowering. At the end of the season improve soil by digging in these nitrogen-rich plants.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED

Position Full sun
Plant space 5-7cm
Sow depth 15mm
Plant height 30cm
Germination 10-14 days
Germination (days) 12
Flowering 12-14 weeks
Flowering (days) 91
Botanical name Lathyrus odoratus
Plant variety May Gibbs Fairy
Suitable for Pots and garden beds

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