British Flowers Week - The Sweet Pea. Inspiration from Liz Inigo-Jones - Juno and Joy

British Flowers Week – The Sweet Pea. Inspiration from Liz Inigo-Jones

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Hello Flowers! We’re half way through British Flower Week and another beauty of a post by Liz of Blue Sky Flowers. The sweet pea. Perhaps my most favourite flower ever. They give off an air of nostalgia as well as the most beautiful scent…and totally remind me of my Grandad. Over to Liz:

There is something absolutely innocent and ethereal about sweet peas and they make anything they touch come alive with movement and fragrance…

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I’ve used them in single colour groups before for simple little flower girl posies tied with long coordinating ribbons and added them to larger mixed bouquets to soften and lift other larger headed flowers – you really can’t lose! Colours range from purest white, through vanilla cream, a touch of blush pink to deeper coral and hot pink, not forgetting the lilac and pretty-near black varieties of purple and burgundy – lush!

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The wonderfully long stemmed British sweet pea arrives in February and the outdoor grown varieties are still available until almost the end of October. Primarily grown under glass to protect their delicate petals, they arrive at market in a perfect condition – like a groom just waiting for his bride.

Don’t forget you can join in the conversation on Twitter #britishflowersweek

♥ Sarah

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