Sweet pea growing competition announced


Hammett sweet peas:Sir Henry Cecil and Chelsea Centenary

Amateur gardeners are being invited to sow sweet peas this month and give themselves the chance of winning in a £3500 competition run by Mr Fothergill’s .

Potential competitors can order seed from the company including their Sweet Pea Hammett Seed Collection and then get growing.

“Sweet pea seed can be sown in small pots of compost and placed in the greenhouse or on the kitchen windowsill any time during January or February”, says John Fothergill.  “The seedlings grow away well as the days lengthen to provide stocky young plants for setting out to their flowering positions in March or April”.

As the judging day approaches, entrants will be able either to post their blooms in a two-litre soft drinks bottle or prepare to turn up at Capel Manor College, Enfield on 5th July to stage their flowers and await the results.

Further details are available at the company’s website www.mr-fothergills.co.uk

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