When I saw plum-on-silver sweet pea ‘Lisa Marie’ at the Eagle Sweet Peas gold medal winning stand at the Chelsea flower show last year I could not resist.
This week, joining in with the lovely Cathy from Rambling in the Garden’s invitation to post a vase plucked from our garden each Monday, I have gone with a bit of an Elvis Presley theme, in honour of his daughter who gave her name to this sweet pea.
The Fender Stratocaster belongs to my guitar-strumming other half, Mr Carrot, and is pictured here under our sitting room window, where the light has had some interesting effects on the Southern belle frills of this lovely sweet pea. I have not used any filters , but the difference in and out of the sunlight is quite dramatic!
Lisa Marie also has a sweet fragrance, not quite as heady as the Spencers Old Mixed I have also grown this year in my cutting patch, but lovely in its own way.