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Dessert vegetable that brightens up the garden (5,3)


I believe the answer is:

sweet pea

'that brightens up the garden' is the definition.
(garden flower)

'dessert vegetable' is the wordplay.
'dessert' becomes 'sweet' (synonyms).
'vegetable' becomes 'pea' (pea is a type of vegetable).
'sweet'+'pea'='SWEET PEA'

(Other definitions for sweet pea that I've seen before include "Climbing garden plant - saw tepee (anag)" , "Garden plant with brightly coloured flowers" , "Climbing plant with fragrant flowers" , "Highly-scented garden climber" , "Climbing plant with pastel-coloured flowers" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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