Dark Pea Sticks


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.

7 Responses to “Dark Pea Sticks”

  1. NikiJabbouron 31 May 2013 at 2:30 pm

    RT @mytinyplot: Dark Pea Sticks

  2. NikiJabbouron 31 May 2013 at 2:30 pm

    @mytinyplot Beautiful shots!! Love this idea..

  3. GrahamGnomeon 31 May 2013 at 3:30 pm

    RT @mytinyplot: Dark Pea Sticks

  4. GillWon 31 May 2013 at 8:02 pm

    They look like hazel sticks to me. I also use my neighbours dogwood when he cuts it down.

  5. Rose Marie Nichols McGeeon 01 Jun 2013 at 2:37 am

    I’m in love with those Crimson Flowering Favas…I don’t think they are even in the U.S. where is my SSE yearbook? I like those sticks and will paint some bamboo sticks Dutch Blue.

  6. VPon 01 Jun 2013 at 7:14 am

    They might be that very dark dogwood. I’ll have a look at the leaflet I picked up on the day, otherwise Adam’s around on twitter, so you could ask him!

  7. allotmentmumon 01 Jun 2013 at 7:33 am

    They look lovely. I’m using a recycled rabbit run to support my peas this year. Not as pretty, but as long as we get peas …..