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Summer Savoury with Broad Beans....Tagetes with Toms.
BBoy........I like Alyssum and always grow it but never thought to put round the veg plot.....well, the allotment anyway........thanks for that
Yes..........it's also quite nice to use when you steam your Beans ( tho I admit I scoff most of mine raw from the pod so they rarely see the kitchen)
BBoy........unfortunately the alyssum I have growing now are not in a position to self seed and grow on......but I will save the seed from the plants I have to get them round my new allotment.
To be honest, I let most of my stuff self seed but only in this garden for 2 years so still a bit of a way to go However, my wildflowers are doing really well (2nd season) and all from bought seed last Spring.
The allotment (half an allotment actually ) is a different matter.......only taken over in april (when the weather here was still awful) and covered in grass/weeds. Hand dug and have cleared half of it and already have Potatoes, Broad Beans, Kale, Spinach, Mange Tout, Dwarf Beans, Parcel, Chillies, Spring Onions, Leeks and Lab Lab beans as well as Rhubarb, Red and Black Currant (only last year's cuttings from garden but ok ), Physalis (Golden Berry) , Butternut Squash and Comfrey. Also some clover and Cerinthe.....both of which the bees love. More flowers to go in soon.
Sorry.....got carried away.....we were only talking about alyssum weren't we ?
I use tagetes and basil in the greenhouse along side the toms.
onions and garlic along side each other.
Someone previously mentioned branches of the Curry Plant in their G/H as an antidote to pests.
I've got 4 pots of Marigolds in the greenhouse and 2 pots of basil to protect my tomatoes, cucumbers and aubergines.
I've also planted marigolds in with the outdoor toms in the pots/hanging baskets.
I'm the one who sticks sprigs of curry plant in the GH. I also plant a few garlic chives in with my carrots.
Don't grow broad beans due to space and OH not over keen on them. I was told that if you cook the tops that you pinch out they are very tasty. Elderly chap who worked at a large house as gardener used to take them home and preferred the tops to the beans.
Oh, my element!
Yellow osreospermum and blue linum, blue frikartii Momch and red dahlias, blue agastache and yellow coreopsis, Taxus Coppershine and berberis helmond pillar, silver plants and purple, yellow agastaches amd blue Veronicas, hackonechloa and Imperata, elymus magellanic and purple Heucheras, white anemone wild swan and euphorbia rubra, carex buchanii and hosta patriot, pittosporumTom thumb and caryopteris, miscanthus variegatus and purple black acteas, eucalyptus and yellow leaved dogwood, Acer flamingo and red cannas, verbena bonariensis and Taxus Stamdishii, stipa gigantea and bishop of Llandaff dahlia, helenium Moreheim beauty and salvia guaranitica, agastache blue boa and artemisia Powys castle, euonymous emerald n gold and berberis atro nana, dierama Guinevere and cotinus royal purple, euphorbia Polychroma and red grasses or amchusa London Royalist, cream primroses and purple hellebores, white guaras overlooking purple Heucheras, pittosporum Irene Patterson and purple buddleias ........ooooo, I had better stop before I get carried away