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I have grown some sweet peas and now they are ready to plant out.  We do get quite a bit of wind here, so I have made two bamboo cane wigwams.  Do I tied the delicate sweet pea seedlings to the bamboos or do I use netting.  If using netting how do I attach it to the canes? I hope someone can help.  Thank you.You can just see the two seedlings that I have planted against the canes on this picture.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,895
    I've never used netting @Guernsey Donkey2. I do string round the canes, going up and round like a rollercoaster [  ;) ] or I just tie each one gently to the canes as it grows. 
    I might tie in any wayward stems, or tuck them round a string, depending on how neat I want it.
    Usually, after a while - they just do their own thing!
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,266
    I too use string around the canes, it gives a greater area for the plants to grow up.😁
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,895
    Netting's more suited to growing in an open space - between two posts for instance, or against a fence or similar   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thank you for your helpful comments.  With all three of these replies saying netting isn't so helpful, I will just try using string and hoping for the best, picture of mature plants to follow in a few weeks time.
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