My friend Liz gave me prunings from her twisted willow tree - they make great supports for the sweet peas on their painted cane wigwams. This one will have sweet pea Gwendoline - pale pink, strong scent - surrounded by ammi majus and gypsophila.
Sweet pea Nearly Black is going to be grown on the blue canes (needing repainted really but I'll just think of it as shabby chic for this year!). Around will be poppy Dark Plum.
Much nicer than string I think. I tried coloured string but it faded within two weeks.
Meanwhile, a far cry from the delicacy and subtlety of the anticipated sweet peas, I'm almost overwhelmed by the opulent and voluptuous tulips which kept opening in the warmth of the room until they were the size of teaplates!