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Dark Pea Sticks

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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.

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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.

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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 http://t.co/4HAWLku0Mh

  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 http://t.co/4HAWLku0Mh

  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 …..