Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Sweet Pea 'Albutt Blue', 'Blue Danube' And 'Mars'

The sweet peas are now about a foot tall and are desperate to be planted out in to the cut flower border located in the nursery. Yesterday four trenches were dug and filled with leaf mould ready for their planting today. Inspired by a visit to 'The Pickery' at Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham, Lincolnshire last year, Ali spent a few hours this morning constructing a new support frame for them using bamboo canes and pea netting, then, joined by Simon, they planted them.  From the 70 different varieties that the Walled Gardens grow, Ali chose three to be grown at Worcester. The three chosen varieties are:
Sweet Pea Albutt Blue', scented flowers with a pale blue edging on a white ground.
Sweet Pea 'Blue Danube', scented flowers with mid blue flowers.
Sweet Pea 'Mars', scented flowers with a striking red stripe on a white ground.

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