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The Beautiful and Fragrant Sweet Pea

Updated on August 26, 2015
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How To Grow Sweet Peas

The Sweet Pea is an easy flower to grow from seed and are a delight in any garden for their fabulous colours and beautiful fragrance.

You can plant your seeds now, I would recommend 4 or 5 seeds to a 6 inch pot of compost, they will germinate in just a few days in a greenhouse.

When the plants are 4-5 inches tall you can plant them out. The soil should be rich and well drained, adding a little organic matter will help produce flowers for a longer season.

Alternatively you can buy young plants from a garden centre from about March onwards.

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Growing Position for Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas thrive in a sunny position but will also grow in shady areas as long as they get plenty of light. They can easily grow to 6 feet in height if you don’t pinch out the growing tips.

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Sweet Peas as a Garden Screen

Sweet Peas are an ideal flower to grow to form a screen in your garden or to divide your garden into different sections.

They grow well against a fence or trellis, or if you are short on space in the garden you can train them to grow up a wigwam of canes.

For a wigwam use about 6-8 canes 6-8 foot long. Space them out and push into the ground, tie the top of the canes securely together with string.

Plant your sweet peas around the wigwam, don’t be tempted to plant too many, the plants looks small now but they soon start spreading.

Guide and secure your plants as they grow with garden twine.

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Looking After Your Sweet Peas

Sweet peas need little attention, keep them well watered and remember to train them up the supports. Pinch out the top of the plants if you don’t want them to grow too high and most importantly keep cutting the flowers. The more you pick the more they grow! Dead head the flowers as they start to wilt and always remove the seed pods as they form.

They will reward you with an abundance of colour and beautiful fragrance throughout the summer months.

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The sweet peas growing up the trellis in the photo were from just one packet of seeds. I probably planted far too many seeds and let them grow too high! We had vases of flowers in virtually every room of the house and our family, friends and neighbours all benefited!

There is a wonderful choice of seeds to buy, sweet peas can be subtle pastel shades, strong vibrant colours and even two tone varieties. You can buy a mixed packet of seeds or just one colour and all of them come with the fabulous sweet pea fragrance you can enjoy indoors and out.

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Thinking Ahead!

Don’t forget to keep some seed pods, dry the seeds and plant next year!


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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi unknown spy, I would like to think that anything is possible in Neverland!!

      Yes the sweet pea is a truly beautiul flower, I hope you can grow them - their scent is fabulous!

      Many thanks for your comments, have a great day and best wishes Lesley

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Lesley, sweet peas are really beautiful! too bad that we can't grow in here (or can we?) but i never saw these flowers before, only in pictures and tvs.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello stars, thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comments, best wishes to you and your family - take care Lesley

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Lesley : Your photograpgs are stunning. Never have I seen such beautiful flowers. God Bless You.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Audrey, thank you for visiting and your comments, I hope the weather improves for you soon and you can enjoy your garden - spring is just around the corner!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Gorgeous pictures Lesley! I love sweet peas! It is raining today and I am thinking about my garden!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi tillsontitan, thank you for your wonderful comments and votes, they are much appreciated!

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I started to read this because of the beautiful picture of the sweet pea...I'm so glad I did. You have excellent advice for growing and your pictures are really stunning doing justice to the mighty sweet pea. Voted up. Thanks for SHARING.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi tarajeyaram, many thanks for your lovely comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos.

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi radhikasree, thank you for visiting my garden and for your lovely comments, glad you enjoyed the pictures.

      Many thanks for your votes and for sharing it's much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      Your garden is so beautiful! I love the pictures. Sweet peas are wonderful for colors and fragrance. Thanks for SHARING.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      These sweet peas are absolutely beautiful. You've got a variety of colorful flowers in your garden. So lovely and awesome!

      Up, awesome and beautiful.

      Sharing with my followers here.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi acaetnna, thank you for stopping and your lovely comments!

      The sweet pea is one of my favourites also, I have my seeds planted ready for another display this year!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      I have to say that the sweet pea is my absolutely favourite flower and this tremendous hub does it complete justice!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sunnie, the perfect flower to grow against a fence, I'm sure your garden will look lovely!

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures and many thanks for your comments.

      Take care and enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Becky, thank you for visiting and sharing your lovely story, sweet peas always remind me of my gran's garden, it always looked wonderful, she took so much pride in her flowers.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello rebecca, thank you for visiting and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures, I hope you get to grow some!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sgbrown, if you have the space in your garden I think it's lovely to let them spread and grow a little wild up a trellis, as I did! you can never have too many:-)

      Many thanks for your comments, votes and sharing it's much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Thank you Lesley,

      I was trying to figure out what flowers I wanted against the fence this year..Sweet peas would be so great..thank for for a beautiful hub..lovely pictures! :)

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      When I was growing up my parents had a trellis on the side of the carport. My mom always planted sweetpeas there and they were always so beautiful. The scent could be overpowering at times during the summer when it was full of blooms and the sun was shining right on them. I really missed them when my mom moved and did not have the trellis full of sweetpeas. I put a new trellis in on one end of her patio and planted sweetpeas there. They helped shade the patio from the harsh afternoon sun in the desert.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I enjoyed the pictures! They are certainly enough to make some one want to have them in a garden!

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Sweet peas are my favorite scent.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      OMGosh! I love this plant. I will be looking for them asap. I love the flowers, so colorful and if the spread well, the more the better at my house! Since I am in the country, I can let my plants spread all they want. Thank you for sharing this great hub! Voted up and useful and sharing too! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Prasetio, thank you for your wonderful comments and votes, they are much appreciated.

      Enjoy your week, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Sue, it's always good to see you, many thanks for visiting, your comments and votes, glad you enjoyed the pictures.

      Have a wonderful week, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi RNMSN, Nice to see you again!

      Hopefully you will get your sweet peas eventually!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cindy, I grow sweet peas every year, I have just planted the seeds for this year - the garden wouldn't be the same without them!

      Hope you get to plant some, many thanks for your comments, take care and see you soon, Lesley

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Lesley, this was so beautiful. I love this flower and all pictures above. Thank you very much. Good job and rated up!

      Blessing,

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Lesley,

      This hub was a pleasure for my eyes and soul. :)

      Breathtakingly beautiful.

      Voted up and away!

      Best wishes :)

      Sue

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      Barbara Bethard 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

      I had to come back and read again...I think I have tried this before here in Tucson but fear I am way late...will have to do my sweet peas in Dec I think

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      This is wonderful. Your pictures reminded me how much I love these plants. I am going to have to go out and get some seeds and plant some of my own. Your pictures were absolutely wonderful!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jools, Clematis and Sweet Peas together on the fence must have looked fabulous!

      Thank you for visiting, your comments and votes - it's always good to see you, enjoy your week and best wishes Lesley

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Great photos of one of my favourite flowers. Isn't it great the way they just take over the place; I grow mine in containers now but used to have them planted at the foot of my clematis and they grew in amongst that which gave me colour on one fence for the whole of the summer but the clematis suffered for it eventually so containers for sweet peas from now on. Voted up.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemay, glad to hear it and thanks for voting!

      Take care, Lesley

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A lot better now thanks, but still trying not to overdo it. Thank you for asking

      Back to vote too cos I forgot to Lol

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemay, sweet peas are ideal to grow up a fence and much prettier, hope you get to plant some!

      Lovely to see you and many thanks for visiting, I just found out you have had RSI, I hope you're feeling much better.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi girltalksshop, many thanks for stopping by and your great comments and votes, they are much appreciated, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Beautiful photos lesley. Sweet peas are one of my favourites. I used to have them as a fence covering, such a delight to see each time I went outside. I have none now but your hub has reminded me to get some seeds for next spring.

      Thank you

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      What a beautiful garden and flowers. : ) Thanks for sharing your hub on this particular flower. I never really knew what they looked like until now. But I had often heard of them. Voted up and awesome of course.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Donna, sweet peas are the perfect way to hide anything ugly! nice and easy to grow too!

      Many thanks for your lovely comments, have a wonderful weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      Beautiful flowers and (as usual) awesome images! We haven't tried sweet peas yet, but I have an (ugly) fence that could certainly stand some decorating with a wonderfully colorful flower like these.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello shimmering Dawn, thank you for stopping by and reading, you are in my thoughts, I send my best wishes and hugs Lesley

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Beautiful Movie Master! Just the balm I need for my soul! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day. Peace and love!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Gail, I had so many sweet peas last year, everywhere I went I took a bunch with me, even my hairdressers and dad's nursing home benefitted!

      I keep gardening as simple as possible, I think sometimes it can sound a lot more complicated than it is - and everything still seems to grow ok!

      Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, they are much appreciated, enjoy your day, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi anginwu, yes the scent of the sweet peas is just 'heavenly'!

      Many thanks for stopping by and your comments, have a wonderful day and see you soon, best wishes Lesley

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      What a stunning garden and you make planting it sound so easy! How wonderful that you were able to share the joy of these beautiful flowers with so many neighbors and still keep fresh flowers in your own home.

      As usual, I enjoyed your pictorial about nature.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      I love sweet pea and the smell--way too heavenly. Your pictures are gorgeous and I would love to have benefitted from your garden of sweet peas. Lovely and rated up.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jackie, the sweet peas growing up the trellis created quite a display - I have just planted my seeds so am looking forward to them again this year!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Eddy, many thanks for dropping by it's always good to see you, glad you enjoyed the photos:-)

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I love sweet peas and have since I was a child and they were nowhere near as beautiful as these. I have to get some seed sprouting on those, a trellis is such a good idea. Voted up, of course.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      a beautiful hub Lesley as always.

      This colours are so inspirational and I now sat here drinking a cuppa feeling totally refreshed.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi teaches12345, that's just lovely that your mother was called 'sweetpea'

      It has always been one of my favourites, I remember for my surprise 40th birthday my son 13 years old made a beautiful flower arrangement for the table with sweet peas, he knew how much I loved them!

      many thanks for your comments, have a wonderful day Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi cookingrecipes, many thanks for visiting and your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Alicia, thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, enjoy your sweet peas this year!

      Take care best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Eddie, sweet peas by the pool, sounds just wonderful!

      Many thanks for your comments, enjoy your day and take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Pamela, I love gardening, I probably spend more time out in the garden than I do indoors!!

      Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi leahlefler, this was the first time I had grown sweet peas up the trellis, it was such a dazzling display I will be doing that every year now!

      Thank you for stopping by and your comments, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Joyce, I wish you could visit....

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, they mean a lot to me, have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Lovely colors and vibrant hues in your pictures. My mother used to grow these in her garden. My father called her "seetpea" often due to her love of the flower. Enjoyed your hub.

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      Saidevan 5 years ago from Kerala

      good snaps, love sweet pea.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love sweet peas. Your photos are so sharp, Lesley, and the flower colors are beautiful. Thank you for reminding me how lovely these flowers are. I'm looking forward to planting them in my garden this year.

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      Eddie Carrara 5 years ago from New Hampshire

      We plant sweet peas along the fence near the pool, when you sit by the pool on a warm summer night, the breeze is filled with sweet pea, Great gardens MM, you really know how to grow beautiful and full plants. UP and awesome :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I have always loved sweet peas and your pictures are just stunning. You really have a lovely garden.

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      Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

      I absolutely love sweet peas! The smell is so delicate (and lovely) from those flowers. I don't have any trellises set up in my garden, but this is definitely tempting me! Gorgeous pictures - I can't wait until spring!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, I have just planted my sweet pea seeds and am looking forward to them already!

      Enjoy yours!

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, take care best wishes Lesley

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Hi Lesley, your photos are very beautiful and I can smell their fragrance right here. You have no Idea how jealous I am.

      Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Parks, we don't get to see any deer here unfortunately, we get the occasional rabbit visiting but as yet nothing has feasted on my sweet peas - hopefully they are only irresistible to us humans!

      Many thanks for dropping by and your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Stessily, I normally grow my sweet peas up a wigwam of canes and they make a nice display, but this time I grew them up the trellis and let them go a bit wild - I was picking bunches of them every day!!

      Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi seeker7, no matter what I have planted in the garden, the sweet pea always seems to be the most popular with visitors! yes the colours always brighten even the dullest of days and that beautiful fragrance....

      I bet your garden will be lovely!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Annie, we're so spoilt for choice with the sweet pea, I never know whether to go for the same colour or a variety! I always grow some in the veggie patch as well to attract the bees, I think this year I will go for a bold, vibrant colour for the veggie patch and a mixed variety for the trellis!

      Thank you for your lovely comments and votes, enjoy your garden and see you soon, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ricky, my two favourite hobbies, growing flowers and taking photos of them! many thanks for your awesome comments and votes - they make it all worthwhile:-)

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Kikalina, I must admit I plant as much as I can in my garden and make use of all the available space - so it's a lot of plants! the trellis was ideal for the sweet peas.

      Thank you for being such a regular visitor to my garden, your lovely votes and for sharing, it's much appreciated, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cloverleaf, I know you love sweet peas! I am busy planting the garden ready for your arrival!!

      I just hope I get the timing right:-) x

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mardi, good luck with your seeds - I hope you have an abundance of flowers!

      Many thanks for your comments and best wishes Lesley

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love sweet peas and i will be planting come spring. Thank you for great tips. The pictures are beautiful...

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi SanneL, I enjoy gardening and I love taking photos of flowers and sharing them on hubpages, so thank you so much for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them!

      And many thanks for the votes and sharing!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dex, I hope everything is good with you, many thanks for stopping by and your comments, glad you enjoyed the photos, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mike, I think every trellis should be dedicated to the sweet pea! I let them grow a bit wild up mine - but I just thought the more the better!!

      Many thanks for your very kind comments, take care and see you soon, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Tuesdays child, many thanks for visiting and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos!

      Your profile pic is just lovely:-)

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Kamalesh, thank you for visiting - I'm glad you found the time, you are so busy writing these last few days, I am struggling to keep up with all your new hubs!!

      Many thanks for your wonderful, kind comments and support, take care my friend and see you soon, Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi moonlake, what a shame you aren't able to grow sweet peas, you are welcome to visit mine whenever you like! it's always good to see you:-)

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi RNMSN, one of my favourite perfumes also!

      Thank you for stopping by and your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peggy, the trellis was ideal for the sweet peas and they hid the fact it badly needed staining!!

      Thank you for your comments, votes and sharing it's much appreciated, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi chspublish, I did let the sweet peas grow a bit wild up the trellis, but you just can't have too much of that wonderful fragrance!

      Thank you for your lovely comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi starstream, I agree the sweet pea is an absolute delight, the variety of colours and it's wonderful fragrance makes it one of my favourites.

      Many thanks for visiting and your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Parks McCants 5 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

      Lovely article. are they deer and rabit resistant? Thank you.

      Parks.

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      stessily 5 years ago

      MM, Your trellis of sweet peas really brings out the beauty of these flowers, standing tall, reaching for the skies, vibrantly green, vividly flowered. Sweet peas definitely thrive in your garden. Your photos are so clear that the flowers give a sense of realness, of being only inches away from me.

      Thank you for sharing your garden.

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Your sweetpeas are delightful, MM, I so wish we were coming into spring, but I will just have to be patient. I had some growing in the veggie patch last spring but need to explore some other varieties. Your garden is beautiful, so much colour.

      Lots of information and inspiration here, thank you for sharing. My votes to you MM.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      What a beautiful flower. You always take the best stunning photos MM. Voted up, useful, and awesome. You did a great job!

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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Hi MM! Another beautiful hub and one about the Sweet Pea - one of my favourites. I think the thing about this flower is not only, as you said, the variety that you can have, but even on the cloudiest of days, these gorgeous flowers brighten the place up! It's a real coincidence because I was thinking about my garden the other day and the fact that we need an over hall - sweet pea is definitely on the top of my list! I've missed having them around.

      Voted up + beautiful + awesome!

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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

      Is your garden never ending? I'm curious as to how many different plants you have there. You always have beautiful images.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Oh I am so excited to see how well your sweet peas are doing! The photos are just beautiful, I can almost smell them. You never fail to impress me :) Voted up & sharing!

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Simply lovely, Lesley! You have such a beautiful garden. Look at the amazing colors. Thank you for reminding me spring is almost here! Voted up, sharing and etc.

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      Mardi 5 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

      I absolutely love Sweet Peas and your pictures are beautiful. In Alberta everyone has them in the garden but I hardly ever see them down here in Texas. Going to look for some seeds and get some started!!!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      The sweet pea flower is beautiful, MM! Very beautiful as are your photos!

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      I am always amazed at the sharp crispness of your photograghy. Your hub makes me want to dedicate a trellis to the sweetpea in my garden area. Your garden is an enchanted area Movie Master.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I always grew Sweet Peas in Georgia. They don't do so well here in S. Fl. but they are one of my favorites. You took some lovely photos of them, too. I voted this UP, etc.

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Excellent hub, the photos are all Gorgeous as usual. Voted Up and Awesome. What a lovely garden you have Lesley and what a superb photography! Thanks for sharing. Keep up your good work my dear friend. May God bless you and make all your dreams come true. Take care, Kamalesh

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      Tuesdays child 5 years ago from In the garden

      Simply beautiful! Very nice hub. Makes me wish spring would hurry up!! I voted this way up.