Autumn Companion Plants

    Autumn Companion Plants

    Companion planting is a traditional and natural way to help keep pests at bay. Our autumn companion plants are available to order for delivery in Sept/Oct. They should flower up until the first frosts.

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    • Companion Plant Pack (Autumn)

      £12.99
      (30 Plants)

      Help to keep pests at bay with beautiful companion plants
      Companion planting is a traditional and natural way to deter pests from crops that you are growing and to attract good insects such as hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds which are the best natural predators of aphids and whitefly. Our little companion plant pack is a great way to get started and not only do the plants look lovely when interspersed with your vegetables, they all have the advantage of being edible too.

      With 30 plants in total, this pack contains the following plants:

      Tagetes x 10
      Plant tagetes close to your tomatoes, peppers and aubergine to deter whitefly. They also look very pretty when in flower. The petals have a distinctive zesty flavour and can picked and used fresh to garnish salads.

      Marigold x 10
      The strong colour of marigolds attracts beneficial hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds. Plant them in amongst your crops or next to rows of veg. The flowers and leaves have a mild citrus flavour and can be used to garnish salads or desserts.

      Nasturtiums x 10
      Nasturtiums secrete a mustard oil that insects love, plant them as a sacrificial crop close to brassicas to deter caterpillars. A wonderful pretty companion plant with edible leaves and petals which have a distinctive peppery taste.

      Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in September and October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in September and October in amongst your veg patch. They should flower until the first frosts.

    • Large Companion Plant Pack (Autumn)

      £19.99
      (60 Plants)

      Keep pests at bay with a big pack of beautiful companion plants
      Companion planting is a traditional and natural way to deter pests from crops that you are growing and to attract good insects such as hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds which are the best natural predators of aphids and whitefly. Our large companion plant pack is perfect for larger veg patches and allotments. Not only do the plants look lovely when interspersed with your vegetables, they all have the advantage of being edible too.

      With 60 plants in total, this pack contains the following plants:

      Tagetes x 20
      Plant tagetes close to your tomatoes, peppers and aubergine to deter whitefly. They also look very pretty when in flower. The petals have a distinctive zesty flavour and can picked and used fresh to garnish salads.

      Marigold x 20
      The strong colour of marigolds attracts beneficial hoverflies, lacewings and ladybirds. Plant them in amongst your crops or next to rows of veg. The flowers and leaves have a mild citrus flavour and can be used to garnish salads or desserts.

      Nasturtiums x 20
      Nasturtiums secrete a mustard oil that insects love, plant them as a sacrificial crop close to brassicas to deter caterpillars. A wonderful pretty companion plant with edible leaves and petals which have a distinctive peppery taste.

      Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in September and October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

      Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in September and October in amongst your veg patch. They should flower until the first frosts.

    • Viola (Autumn)

      £4.99
      (10 Plants)

      Beautiful edible flowers to grow
      These pretty little flowers are so sweet and really decorative. Use them to decorate cakes and salads, or simply let them attract bees and other pollinators to your veg patch. Growing them from our plug plants is simple – just pop them in the soil in a sunny spot and keep them well watered. You will get a mixture of different coloured violas.

      No. of plants: 10

    • Bee & Butterfly Wildflower Plugs (Autumn)

      £19.99
      (50 Plugs)

      Plant a mini wildflower meadow!
      Our NEW wildflower plug plants are brilliant for attracting bees, butterflies and other pollinators. There are over 100 different varieties, all annuals which will readily self seed, giving you continual colour for months. They are great for planting in a dedicated patch in the garden, or in a pot/planter for a mini-meadow on your patio.

      As pictured, each plug plant will have a cluster of different seedlings emerging, a lucky dip from the list below, and should not be thinned out. This way, you’ll get a fairly natural looking little meadow. For best results, plant the plugs straight into pots, containers or beds quite close together, about 3-4cm apart. We would recommend 50 plugs to a 40cm wide pot, 100 plugs to a 50cm + wide pot, and 200 per square metre if planting in beds/borders (or for one of our traditional crate planters )

      Number of plugs: 50

      Contains a lucky dip seedling mix from over 100 different wildflowers, including:

      Agrimony
      Buttercup
      Clover
      Campion
      Columbine
      Cornflower
      Cowslip
      Cow Parsley
      Daisy
      Forget-me-not
      Foxglove
      Cranesbill
      Poppy
      Primrose
      Ragged Robin
      Teasel
      Yarrow
      Wild Marjoram
      Vetch

      Can be grown in: Pots, planters

      Can be delivered from: Sept/Oct – you can expect flowers until the first frosts in autumn, with another flurry starting next spring.

      Transplants suitable for organic growing.