Article Taken from The National Allotment Society Website on January 31st, 2013. Visit the original post here.
The National Allotment Society has teamed up with its long term partner Kings Seeds, to offer gardeners up and down the country to the chance to name a new Sweet Pea in celebration of Kings 125th anniversary.
The flower which is deep pink on a white background will be available to buy from Kings come August 2013. Kings is renowned for its sweet pea collection, being one of only a small number of wholesale seed companies in the UK which grows its own Sweet Pea seeds for sale. The lucky winner of the competition will not only be given the honour of naming the new variety but they will be treated to a VIP tour of Kings’ farm and factory by Manager Director, Les Day.
Explaining further Les said, “Kings Seeds has been a fixture on the horticultural market since 1888, and we are so incredibly proud of our heritage. Today you can be guaranteed a seed of quality when you purchase from Kings, and through our partnership with the National Allotment Society we have been serving gardeners for generations – and saving them money in the process. The sweet pea competition is a lovely way of celebrating our birthday and I’m really looking forward to seeing the imaginative names the British public can come up with.”
For more information on the competition and to download the terms and conditions please see here – The competition is open until 14th March 2013