Today I planted peas. Climbers and clumpers, which will produce purple pods and green.

Early days for Alderman peas which can climb up to 2 metres

Snow peas are planted at a slight lean to encourage an early connection with the trellis.

Snowpeas in the winter afternoon light
Snowpeas in the winter afternoon light

Happiness is a garden job completed.


2 thoughts on “Peas

  1. Hello dear friends at chez fork. Half the bag of best dried broad beans bought from the shop in the underground car park are now poking green heads up in the vege patch under the plastic mesh anti Sarah the cat barrier. Thank you for both those pieces of good advice! The other half of the bag, planted very much in hope only last weekend, are up the back in the north west bit of the garden (where the pine trees were) along with gypsum and, when I get around to it, the compost from the next ‘turn’. I have ordered two roses a Doris Downes climber and a Zara Hore Ruthven (Lady Gowrie) to plant in August once the gypsum, compost and broad beans (maybe?) have done their best.
    A and I packed sandwiches and a flask and the fog lights on Sunday a couple of weekends ago and ventured North where we very much enjoyed the exhibition. It made a nice change.

    1. Hi Jane
      we’re pleased that the advice has worked so well. Broadbeans are such a stalwart of the winter garden. Their strong green growth is such a tonic in a largely dormant garden.

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