Companion Plants & Edible Flowers

Pretty tasty plants to add to your plot. 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. Edible flowers are great for decorating cakes, sprinkling over salads and so on.

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  • Companion Plant Pack

    £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.

  • Companion Plant Pack (large)

    £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.

  • Edible Flower Pack

    £19.99
    (43 Plants)

    Beautiful flowers to decorate salads and cakes
    This collection of edible flower seedlings will provide an abundance of pretty blooms to adorn anything you are cooking, from salads to cupcakes!

    This pack contains the following plants:

    Borage x 3

    Lovely little blue flowers that will look super on cakes and desserts. They have a cucumber-like flavour – they’re a great addition to a gin & tonic!!

    Violas x 20

    These pretty flowers are so sweet and really decorative.

    Calendula x 10

    Use the striking, orange petals to add a splash of colour to risottos and paella. They have a mild saffron like flavour.

    Nasturtium x 10

    Pick off the leaves and petals to enjoy in salads or sprinkled on dishes like risotto.  They have a distinctive peppery taste.

     

    Please note that contents may vary slightly depending upon the season

  • Bee & Butterfly Wildflower Plugs

    £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 30cm 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

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Spring 2021. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Please see our growing guides for each individual plants advice.

    When to harvest: Please see our growing guides for each individual plants advice.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.