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17/01/2013 at 12:36

I am planning a raised herb garden this year and wonder what plants/ flowers would make good companions?

17/01/2013 at 13:30

marigolds the old fashion sort,nastursiums,comfrey(although this can be big and take over useful if kept in check) lavender,rosemary,fennel(greenor bronze)borage,could go on but it depends how big your herb bed is going to be.

17/01/2013 at 15:36

I recomment using herbs you want to use for cooking like: basil, chives, Coriander or Dill.

17/01/2013 at 15:36

I recommend using herbs you want to use for cooking like: basil, chives, Coriander or Dill.

17/01/2013 at 22:20
Thyme and rosemary are always useful. And look pretty when flowering.
18/01/2013 at 09:22

I have a small raised herb bed near the back door and have chives, parsley,sage,dill,Rosemary( in pot) Mint (in pot) in fact squash as much as possible into it!

18/01/2013 at 10:43

Woody mediterraneun herbs like thyme, sage and rosemary don't need lots of watering. Soft green herbs like chives, parsley, basil, dill, French tarragon and coriander will need more water. If you grow mint put it in a pot and plant the pot as it's a bit of a thug. I think if you want comfrey I would plant it elsewhere, not in a herb bed. It's very vigourous and the roots are very deep. You could plant edible flowers too like nasturtiums, calendulas, pansies, borage and cornflowers. The blue flowers of borage are pretty in ice cubes.

18/01/2013 at 10:56
Blue borrage flowers and calendula petals are fab in pims. In the garden in summer. Wish it would hurry up!
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