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You may know that I don’t just grow veg in the Two Chances Plot, I am partial to some colour and dedicate a bit of space to flowers either as companion planting to the veg or in their own bed.
I grow quite a few from seed and here’s the current stock list:
Swan River Daisy – Summer Skies
Sweet Pea – True Fragrance Mix & 20th Anniversary Mix (although I may not grow these again since I discovered I’m allergic to the cut flowers)
Sunflower – Harlequin F1 Hybrid, Giant & Russian Giant
Aster Apollonia Appleblossom
Dwarf Candytuft – Fairy Mix
Rudbeckia – Marmalade
Alyssum – Golden Queen
Nasturtium – Jewel Mix
Pot and French Marigolds - which are my main companion plants and grown in bulk from seed to put in the greenhouse and around the plot.
And then there’s the Dahlia tubers which I stored overwinter last year (with some failures) but have left in the ground this year (under a thick mulch) to save time and space. The Dahlia bed at the height of summer:
So what’s your most effective companion plant on the plot? And is there a flower(s) you just can’t do without in the garden?
A selection of flowers from the garden this morning. Peony, Aquilegia, Geranium, Chives, Rose, Cornflower, Pansies. Off to Oxford later and Newbury races tomorrow. Have a great weekend!!