Sweet Peas at Easton Walled Garden

Today, Ursula Cholmoley grows more than 100 different varieties of sweet pea, ready to peak for an annual festival in early July. ‘Sweet peas are the queen of cut flowers, and we are fortunate that they grow well here, relishing our cold valley in winter, and warm sunlit beds in summer,’ she points out. With so many exquisite blooms to choose from, it might seem hard to single any out, but Ursula has no hesitation in naming a particular favourite. ‘I love ‘Purple Pimpernel’ because it has the original colourways of heritage sweet peas, but translated into an exhibition quality modern bloom held on a strong stem that holds up to five flowers,’ she says.

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