Flowers delight the eye and should be grown alongside vegetables as companion plants and cut flowers for the home. Share your love of them here!
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2016
Hello and welcome to Flower power which I started as I love flowers.
On my allotment I find space to grow lots of them including californian poppies, cosmos, love in a mist, nasturtiums, poached egg plants, pot marigolds, sunflowers and sweet peas.
All these are important for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects which is another good reason why flowers should be grown alongside vegetables on the allotment or in the garden.
Hi everyoneI would say that at least 95% of the flowers in our garden are their for the benefit of wildlife. Lots of single blooms, ideal for bees, hoverflies, butterflies etc. Also berries and…Continue
Hey everyone,Its nice to be back in the country in time for snow! Things have changed around here- new logo and background, no Gillian!Anyway, my garden reacted to the warm weather over Christmas and…Continue
Has anyone put their dahlias out yet - mine are still in the greenhouse and are over a foot tall now. I haven't hardened them off yet as the winds have been too strong and I am afraid that even in a…Continue
]BLACKSPOTI almost certainly jinxing myself but I wanted to say that I seem to have arrested the spread of blackspot on my roses so far this year.About a month back when I noticed my first marks on…Continue