Chelsea: Dark Pea Sticks

At Chelsea Garden Show this year I noticed a little trend. Can you guess what it is? It’s 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 into the ground but these little wigwams have won my heart.

7 Comments on “Chelsea: Dark Pea Sticks

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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 …..