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Sweet peas are the classic annual climber and look just as lovely in pots as they do in a border. 'Spencer Mix' has large flowers and long stems, good for cutting, but 'Cupani' and 'Painted Lady' are particularly good as their short stems give good coverage of the support and they're extremely fragrant.
Add crocks to the pot and fill two-thirds with compost. Position the sweet peas 15cm apart, firm the compost around them and water well. Place the willow support in the compost and tie in the sweet peas using twine.
When the plants flower, cut them regularly to use in indoor displays. This will encourage more flowers to grow, prolonging the season of interest.
Remove fading flowers, using scissors or secateurs to cut the flowering stem back to where it joins the main stem