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Unwins link up with Emma Bridgewater

Leading seed retailer Unwins is linking up with British pottery designer Emma Bridgewater to offer customers the chance to own one of 1,000 specially designed, limited edition Sweet Pea vases.

The bespoke vase has been designed and made especially for Unwins by Emma Bridgewater and is the perfect size for displaying a crop of home-grown Sweet Peas. Inspired by the Sweet Peas grown in Emma’s own garden this limited edition vase is worth £14.99 and cannot be bought!

Emma Bridgewater spoke of the new vase and of her and husband Matthew Rice’s love of Sweet Peas, and growing from seed: “The garden we are making at our home in Bampton is a source of an endless conversation between Matthew and myself.  Matthew has magical green fingers, he can make almost anything grow, whereas I think about structure, and rose arches, arbours and benches.

“The best bit of a garden for us is the kitchen garden where rows of salads and veg jostle with flowers and structure is created by the wigwams and allées which from early summer are covered in clambering and twisting sweet peas. We pick them in profusion to fill the house with their gorgeous colours and delicious scent, and they are everyone’s favourite.

Because we both love sweet peas, we were delighted to create a special design for Unwins. This vase, decorated with sweet peas, will make a lovely present.”

The vase will be available from March 1 to the first 1,000 gardeners who buy 3 packets of seed from the NEW Unwins Sensational Sweet Peas range. Shoppers can then enter to claimeither online or by post and just have to provide proof of purchase to qualify, while stocks last!

The Sensational Sweet Peas range is NEW for 2017 and is inspired by the prevalent period drama trend – made popular by the BBC drama Downton Abbey – an era which invoked grandeur, with elegant and romantic show-stopping colour. The collection includes old favourites and brand new varieties, including:

  • Sweet Pea Little Red Riding Hood – Enchanting blooms of light and deep red, this Sweet Pea has a beautiful heady fragrance and looks great in a cut flower display. Great in a vase! Sow from January to March.
  • Sweet Pea Maloy – Delicately-scented light and deep coloured salmon pink. A lovely partner to dark and rich coloured Sweet Pea varieties. Sow from January to March.
  • Sweet Pea Old Fashioned Mixed ‘Grandiflora’ Sweet Peas, popular in Victorian timesSmaller flowered than modern types and so dainty and simple in form. The delicious scent will transport you to a more romantic world. Sow from January to March.
  • Sweet Pea Erewhon – Two-tone mauve-purple variety producing delicately-scented flowers from May to August. Excellent cut-flower variety. Sow from January to March.

Amy Roberts, Brand Manager for Unwins said: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Emma Bridgewater for this exciting new offer, a brand who pride themselves on creating beautiful items to a very high standard. Our Sensational Sweet Peas range showcases the very best of Sweet Pea breeding from the past 115 years and as these vases are not available anywhere else, they are sure to become a collectable!”

Find out how to get a vase.

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