The Garden Pictorial

Sweetpeas

With Roger Parsons

Roger's fascination with sweet peas started at a young age.  When he was 11, his mother bought him five different packs from Woolworths, and after the second years growth, with a bit of trial and error, he had learned his first valuable lesson in genetic drift in plant populations and was hooked.  Nowadays, as an award-winning professional horticulturalist, Roger's reputation precedes him within the industry.  The nursery stocks over 1300 different varieties and he is also a Trustee and Deputy Chairman of the National Sweet Pea Society.                                                                                                  "I used to find it really difficult to decide which colours to choose, so now I just grow them all!" Roger Parsons


Season: Summer
Location: Sussex, England