Bean Poles and Pea Sticks are available from January until they sell out (generally April time). We supply pea sticks and bean poles to Chelsea Physic Garden, Sutton Place and various National Trust properties, as well as selling to individuals for use in their garden.
Pea Sticks provide excellent natural plant supports for vegetables and herbaceous plants. Cost is £8 per bundle of 20 (plus delivery)
Bean Poles are supplied as 8’ long hazel poles – excellent for creating the traditional runner bean “wigwam” or just get creative! Cost is £20 for a bundle of 20 (plus delivery).
The humble bean pole has been celebrated in recent years during National Beanpole Week. National Beanpole Week, which was first held in 2008, is an annual event which supports the coppice sector and is run by the Small Woods Association. The idea behind this is to support Britain’s coppiced woodlands by choosing eco-friendly, locally-grown coppiced beanpoles instead of imported bamboo canes. The hazel bean poles can last a couple of years if they are pulled up at the end of the growing season and stored somewhere dry.
Pea sticks are naturally “fan shaped” and are bendy enough to weave into different shapes. If grouped together in a circle, the tops can be woven together to provide additional support.
By switching to British-grown coppiced beanpoles and pea sticks, gardeners and growers will be doing their bit to support the environment, wildlife, rural jobs, ancient skills and traditions – and their beans.
We are members of the Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group, and all our Bean Poles and Pea Sticks are harvested from woodlands around Kent, Sussex and Surrey.