It has to be the weirdest season weather-wise and one of the hardest to know what to do horticulturally. With temperatures ranging from 17 to -1 any fragile seedling doesn’t stand a chance! Gardeners are inherently impatient but we need to err of the side of caution for a while longer and not send out tender plants outside like lambs to the slaughter. However in complete contrast our Chichester based sweet peas are mollycoddled to put it mildly, romping away in glass houses and loving the sun, secure in the knowledge that they will be protected from Mother Nature . We are currently cutting thousands of stems a day to send to The Real Flower Company to turn into spring bouquets.