THE LIFE OF PEA

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THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:56 pm

After the roaring success that was "I saw it on the Grapevine" the much awaited follow up series has arrived. The Pea in question is the wild version of the cultivated Sweetpea known as the Everlasting Pea.. It is a perennial and doesn't need replanting every year. The current growth is at least 10 years old. Last week on Friday there was nothing to be seen but today the first shoots had poked through probably tempted by the warm weather as some years it has been into May before it deigned to appear. The Ladybird ambled in while I was taking the photograph and serves as guide to the size of the shoots.
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Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Placido » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:37 am

Remember one in the garden when I was a child. It had no care whatsoever and came back each year.

Question: how can an "annual" be "at least 10 years old" ??
I thought the everlasting pea was a perennial :shrug:, and the cultivated version an annual. Just askin' ......
Aaaanyway, bring it on - an interesting exercise in continuity :yes:.

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Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:06 pm

Placido wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:37 am
Remember one in the garden when I was a child. It had no care whatsoever and came back each year.

Question: how can an "annual" be "at least 10 years old" ??
I thought the everlasting pea was a perennial :shrug:, and the cultivated version an annual. Just askin' ......
Aaaanyway, bring it on - an interesting exercise in continuity :yes:.
Perennial is the correct term. TVM for the correction. :nod:

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Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Placido » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:52 am

DMI. I peeped into my copy of "Peas I remember" by P. P. Peabody (peece be upon him :rolleyes:)

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Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Willpar » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:06 pm

I see these on one of my walks.


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Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:35 pm

Willpar wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:06 pm
I see these on one of my walks.

Yours is much more advanced than mine. :nod:

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Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:11 pm

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One week on and the sunshine and rain at the weekend has boosted the growth.

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Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Placido » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:14 am

This could be a soap to rival "Triffy" :eek: :bolt:

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Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:49 pm

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One week on and the growth is really starting to accelerate now despite the dry weather.

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Re: THE LIFE OF PEA

Post by Willpar » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:24 pm

Looking pretty good jacksparrow.

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