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Sweet Peas at Easton Walled Garden

Sweet peas are the most popular annual grown in the country and, each year, their longevity and beauty is celebrated at The Sweet Pea Week.


Season:
Summer


Location:
Lincolnshire, UK


Credits:
GAP Photos/Nicola Stocken


Feature No:   2959 

Qty of Images:    105 

 



 
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Synopsis
The Sweet pea week event held at Easton Walled Gardens where Ursula Cholmoley and her head gardener, Stephen Marsden, showcase more than 100 different heritage and modern hybrid sweet peas. Sweet peas are the ultimate 'cut-and-come-again' bloom — the more you cut, the more appear — making one of summer's loveliest cut flowers. Fragrant and coming in a wide range of colours, sweet peas can be trained up handsome obelisks to add height to borders, or cultivated in the kitchen garden whilst smaller cultivars can be grown in hanging baskets and containers. As July opens, the ancient walled gardens at Easton fill with the scent and colour of thousands of blooms, trained up obelisks, frames and walls. Sweet peas come in modern and heritage varieties. Many of the Grandiflora varieties were grown in Edwardian gardens at the turn of the twentieth century. Whilst both plants and flowers are slightly smaller than the modern equivalents, they are worth growing for the glorious range of colours and a scent so strong it fills a room. These varieties thrive supported by little more than thin branches, or in pots. Modern varieties stand out for their large, wavy flowers and pleasing perfume. Most are vigorous, scrambling energetically up obelisks, and flowering profusely throughout summer.

 

 

 
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