May 31st, 2013
One little trend that I noticed for the first time at Chelsea this year is the preference for dark coloured Pea Sticks. I saw them in several gardens. With green Peas and with Purple Podded Peas too. I particularly liked these planted next to red-flowering Broadbeans.
They look very ornamental and the dark wood stands out against the green Peas. They weren’t very tall so I’m hoping that these Peas were a dwarf variety otherwise the sticks would be inadequate to hold them.
The question is where do you find little dark sticks like this. Anyone got any ideas on the type of wood? I usually use twigs stuck in the ground but these little wigwams have won my heart.
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