A pretty grow set containing an extremely dwarf sweet pea producing masses of sweetly scented dazzling bi-colour blooms over a long period of time. Villa Roma is a bushy variety that requires no staking or trellis and is ideal for patios.
Sow indoors from January to April or outdoors from May to June.
Sweet Pea plants usually flower from June through to October.
Coir Block Instructions
If your growing kit contains a solid dry briquette, use the following instructions to create a moist growing medium to fill your container.
(Our standard coir briquette is approximately 300g and 18 x 10 x 4 cm in size, which may be cut down to suit the container size)
1. Place coir block into a large waterproof container and add approx. 850ml of water. (850ml per 300g block)
2. Allow coir to absorb the water for at least 1 hour. Stir well and add more water if needed.
The final consistency should resemble moist compost.
Prepared coir can be used to fill planting container, or mixed with compost and fertiliser for added nutrients.
Coir is a by-product of the coconut industry, and is perfect for helping plant roots keep moist as it absorbs and retains water more than compost.
1. Fill planter with moist growing medium (coir and compost mixture).
2. Then carefully open the sachet of seeds ready to sow.
3. Sow each seed individually and evenly over the compost to a depth of 1cm, three to four seeds will fill this container with overflowing blooms.
4. Cover with remaining compost, gently firm down and water lightly, compost should be moist to touch but not waterlogged.
5. Cover with plastic bag to create humidity and place in a warm spot to activate germination. Germination can take up to 3 weeks.
6. Once seedlings appear, remove plastic bag and place in a sunny spot on a warm windowsill or greenhouse.
7. Continue to water regularly, do not let the compost dry out.
8. Planter can be transferred outdoors when the weather becomes warmer in May, acclimatise to outdoors by leaving outside during the day for a couple of days.
9. Await your overflowing display throughout the summer!
To create a neater-bushier plant with plentiful blooms, pinch out and remove the growing stem after the second pair of leaves have developed.
Fertilise once a month for best results and water regularly.
Remove faded flowers regularly to promote further flowering.
Do not eat ornamental flowers or seeds.
Some plants can be harmful if consumed or cause irritation if touched.
Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands thoroughly when finished.
See our list of potentially harmful plants here.