Monday, 8 June 2009

Peas - the first treat of late spring

Victorian purple podded peas glory in the most beautiful flowers - dark purple and pale pink, my favourite colours in the garden - and look good enough to eat. Which they probably aren't. But the pods are! Paul and I greedily ate the lot as we found them, about two dozen between us and they were sweet and crunchy and delicious eaten raw on the allotment last week. A treat!

The flowers don't smell as good as they look - in fact they aren't scented at all, so we're still looking forward to enjoying the ornamental ones in the garden to enjoy the luscious scent.


Joanne said...

They look good.

Jo said...

The flowers are a lovely colour. I haven't seen peas flowering this colour before.

Scattered Gardener said...

They are unusual - a traditional variety, Miss Fuggles sent them to me in the spring.