Companion Plants & Edible Flowers

Our companion plants are available to pre-order for dispatch between late April/early May through to July/August. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

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  • Calendula

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Stunning edible flowers that make great companion plants
    Whether you grow them for the bees, for adding petals to salads and paella or to keep pests at bay, you can’t go wrong with adding these fabulous, striking flowers to your plot. They will grow easily in full sunshine and will flower right through the summer and on into autumn, just keep them well watered. They will self seed as well.

    No. of plants: 10

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Companion Plant Pack

    £12.99
    (30 Organic 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 from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Companion Plant Pack (large)

    £19.99
    (60 Organic 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 from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Cut Flower Plugs (Large)

    £39.99
    (100 Plug Plants)

    For anyone that loves cut flowers

    Cut flowers are a brilliant addition to the kitchen garden – they bring in all sorts of pollinators, provide lovely colour for you to enjoy, and you can enjoy harvesting them all summer and into autumn for beautiful posies for your home. They are easy to grow from our plug plants and, when grown for cutting, can be packed in quite close together, approx 20cm apart, so won’t take up much space – a 4m x 1m bed would be perfect.

    • Love-in-a-Mist x 10
    • Snapdragon x 10
    • Cosmos x 10
    • Cornflower x 10
    • Larkspur x 10
    • Sweet Pea x 10
    • Zinnia x 10
    • Hare’s Ear x 10
    • Bells of Ireland x 10
    • Honeywort x 10

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Cut Flower Plugs (Small)

    £29.99
    (50 Plug Plants)

    Beautiful in the garden and the vase!

    Cut flowers are a brilliant addition to the kitchen garden – they bring in all sorts of pollinators, provide lovely colour for you to enjoy, and you can enjoy harvesting them all summer and into autumn for beautiful posies for your home. They are easy to grow from our plug plants and, when grown for cutting, can be packed in quite close together, approx 20cm apart, so won’t take up much space – a 1m x 2m bed would be perfect.

    • Love-in-a-Mist x 10
    • Cosmos x 10
    • Larkspur x 10
    • Snapdragon x 10
    • Hare’s Ear x 10

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Edible Flower Pack

    £19.99
    (40 Organic 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 10

    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 10

    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

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Marigold

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Pretty flowers that’ll attract the bees
    Marigolds have long been a veg patch favourite for encouraging bees and other pollinators, as well as helping to protect your crops from pests like aphids. Dotting a few clusters here and there amongst your crops will really bring your plot to life.

    Variety: African Sunspot Mix

    No. of plants: 10

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Nasturtium

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Fab edible flowers that make great companion plants
    Pop some nasturtiums in a pot near your brassicas to keep cabbage white butterflies off your veg crops, or pop them in a pot elsewhere so that you can pick off the edible flowers to enjoy in salads or sprinkled on dishes like risotto.

    No. of plants: 10

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Tagete

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Pretty flowers that’ll attract the bees
    Tagetes have long been a veg patch favourite for encouraging bees and other pollinators, as well as helping to protect your crops from pests like aphids. Dotting a few clusters here and there amongst your crops will really bring your plot to life. They’ll keep flowering right through summer and autumn until the frosts get too heavy.

    No. of plants: 10

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Tagete ‘Minuta’

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Good for clearing invasive weeds

    If you have a patch of invasive perennial weeds that’s driving you mad, then try digging over the patch and then planting Tagete Minuta. The roots can help to actually kill the weeds – think Ground Elder, Bindweed and so on. What happens, is they release a chemical that deters the other weeds. We’d tackle the weedy patch this way:

    1. Pull up as many weeds as you can at the start of the season
    2. Mulch with a thick layer of compost (to block as much sunlight as possible so that the tagetes get a headstart)
    3. Plant the tagetes – once they reach maturity, they should start producing the chemical to help suppress the weeds. Cut them right back in autumn before they self seed (they are unlikely to self seed in our climate, but just in case!)

    It’s worth a try!

    No. of plants: 10

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Viola

    £5.99
    (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’ll get a mixture of different coloured violas right through the summer and into autumn.

    No. of plants: 10

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

  • Bee & Butterfly Wildflower Plugs

    £29.99
    (100 Plugs)

    Plant a mini wildflower meadow!
    Hugely popular when we introduced them in 2020, our 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 50cm-100cm wide pot, or 100 per square metre if planting in beds/borders (or for one of our traditional crate planters )

    Number of plugs: 100

    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