When it comes to sweet peas it really is all about the scent after all the only way we get to smell them is to grow them as they have no essential oil so the scent can not be extracted and use in perfume.
Over the years I’ve grow numerous varieties and my favorites would be
Albutt Blue Elegant and unusual pale-lavender-blue flowers on a white background, very strong scent Raised by Harvey Albutt
Jilly The perfect creamy white Sweet Pea with good scent Large frilly cream flowers raised by F.C. Harris
Painted Lady Bi-coloured pink and white blooms. Very old fashioned glorious scent but shorter stems
Just Jenny A dark blue nice perfume but not as strong as some raised by Eagle Sweet Peas
Charlies Angel An outstanding pale blue sweet pea with good scent raised by Charlie Hamner.
The other option is to sow a collection of scented sweet peas
the older fashioned ones tend to have better scent
In the second film from Ben Ranyards new Higgledy Garden we catch up on how the flower beds are progressing ,which annuals are already in flower and what you can be sowing now for beautiful flowers early next year