The first sweet pea has flowered a month earlier than last year, with more buds poised to open.
Last year I grew sweet peas for the first time for many years. After the flowers died I planted the pea pods in several different areas, and am delighted they have come up again.
I’ve read that the sweet pea symbolises blissful pleasure, including pleasurable departure after having a good time. Certainly these sweet smelling flowers give a great deal of pleasure. This one’s growing outside the fence, so perhaps passers by will have a good time smelling them.
“The sweet pea has a blissful scent
to make a passer by content.”