Duo’s sweeping sweet pea victory

Sweet Pea grower Judith Torrington of Tideswell
Sweet Pea grower Judith Torrington of Tideswell

Green-fingered couple Judtih Torrington and Denis Allerton have been sweeping all before them in sweet pea contests across the north.

Hard on the heels of Denis’ success at Bakewell Show, where he won prizes for the fifth year running, Judith took a first and two thirds at Southport Show – which is one of the biggest in the north of England.

The couple, who live at Chantry Court in Tideswell, grow the blooms at their home and in a friends’ garden.