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Will our love affair with Verbena bonariensis ever wane? This fabulous flower looks as good growing individually among low border plants as it does planted en masse. The open, airy quality of the stems only adds to the appeal. Wildlife loves V
trumpets bursting open at tip of yellow courgettes are pure beauty – and yes, they are good enough to eat (deep fried in a tempura batter sounds appetising).Flowers adorn climbing beans, squash, tomatoes, aubergines, chillies, garlic chives and many more
Not everything in my garden is carefully planned, and I make no excuses for having it this way. It's a wise gardener that makes room for the unexpected, and the rewards this can bring. Leave an area of soil bare and something will grow, and while
to thinning, harvesting and weeding around them. I also grow a row of marigolds alongside. So far this seems to work for me. Simply grow under fleece. The total answer with no negatives This year i planted a row of tagetes then a row of chives either side my
off in summer.
Chives, which refuse to grow in my shady garden; I miss them in potato salads.
Borlotti beans, for drying and storing in jars, then adding to winter stews. Butternut squash and several varieties of pumpkin, for hearty autumn soups
him. Not surprisingly, there were lots of tears.I'm not sure if it was one from the nest, or elsewhere. We seem to have bumblebee heaven just outside the back door - the chive flowers are weighed down with them. Not only do we have this deliciously
such as aliiums, including chives and garlic.Grow with alliumsSow carrots among your vegetable crops rather than in large areas together, which makes it easier for pests to locate them.Mix with other cropsSow carrots late in the season – sowings made from June
someone on here to help Thank you everyone who would have thought it would be so hard! Chillies Coriander Parsley Basil Peppers Tomato Chives Garlic chives I have my potatos in an egg box untop of fridge chatting to grow in bags I had
of salad leaves possible; lettuce, spinach, pak choi, mizuna, beetroot, watercress, parsley and chives, as well as tomatoes, beans, courgettes and new potatoes. Although I've tried growing them, I haven't had much success with either sweet potatoes or soya
most wildlife-friendly plants! You could try herbs such as thyme, chives, rosemary, sage, mint and marjoram etc which are good for beneficial insects and useful in the kitchen. Lavender is always a winner, and I found that the bees were attracted to gazania