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Hector

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Champion of England...scented!
« on: June 18, 2017, 15:31:24 »
I have heard such great things about this pea's taste....so what a pleasant surprise today to smell the lovely white flowers...reminds me of vanilla/ honey
Jackie

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Re: Champion of England...scented!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 20:20:47 »
Really?  I never noticed.  Pity I am not growing them this year.  Enjoy.  Will make a note to check next time in my pea database.  By the way I wonder how many peas in the pod you get?   They are so well filled.   :icon_cheers: :sunny:

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Re: Champion of England...scented!
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 07:31:13 »
Spoke to Real Seeds ( lovely people) and they say they have had another customer contact re Lord Leicester with same thing....they think its related to weather.  What a nice bonus!
Jackie

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Re: Champion of England...scented!
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 10:14:41 »
I haven't noticed any scent on my peas (will check properly later though) but my potato blossoms smell wonderful. I suppose that's the weather too.

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Re: Champion of England...scented!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 08:18:03 »
... smell the lovely white flowers...reminds me of vanilla/ honey

I have a feral chard volunteer in my polytunnel and it was well out of the way so it had time to flower. No visible petals but the smell of honey is overpowering - I try to persuade visitors that it is my "odour of sanctity".

Cheers.
With a microholding you always get too much or bugger-all. (I'm fed up calling it an allotment garden - it just encourages the tidy-police).

The simple/complex split is more & more important: Simple fertilisers Poor, complex ones Good. Simple (old) poisons predictable, others (new) the opposite.

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Re: Champion of England...scented!
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 20:13:41 »
Scent of Chard-onnay ;)
Jackie

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Re: Champion of England...scented!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2017, 05:33:58 »
I've got seeds for next year, I must remember to sniff.
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Re: Champion of England...scented!
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 07:23:27 »
Had a sniff at my Telephone flowers, yep, faint sweet smell. :)

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Re: Champion of England...scented!
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 07:23:27 »

 

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