UK: New sweet pea flower to be given Welsh name

History will be made at the Royal Welsh Show later this month as a new variety of sweet pea is launched.

This new flower will have a Welsh name for the first time since the sweet pea arrived in Britain 300 years ago.

John Rowlands, originally from Bala, has been growing sweet peas on his Denbighshire farm for nine years.

He has 12 varieties in all and competes in shows locally and nationally, winning the Welsh Championship and Best Vase at the Royal Welsh Show.

This year will be very special as he introduces his new variety to the public, revealing the Welsh name at the Llanelwedd showground on Monday 22 July.

Read more at BBC News (Nia Cerys)


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