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Packwood House 4 of a lot

Interesting in these kitchen gardens to see flowers and vegetables. Often, I am led to believe ,the flowers acted as means of helping to control pests. I must send Mick Shaw some.....

Packwood House 4 of a lot

Interesting in these kitchen gardens to see flowers and vegetables. Often, I am led to believe ,the flowers acted as means of helping to control pests. I must send Mick Shaw some.....

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I'm quite sure you're right to an extent... but remember that even vegetables will have flowers... and plants usually grown for their flowers will often have edible parts (i.e. sunflower seeds, rose hips, dandelion root...) smile
Bill Phillips: They do indeed but some flowers act as a repellent to bugs that attack veg...apparently
  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Aug 2016, 03:51
Joli jardin bien fleuri.
Bill Phillips: I love walled kitchen gardens
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Aug 2016, 05:26
There is a lot of info on the Web about optimal mixes of veggies and flowers, Bill...send Mike some Marigolds! smile
Bill Phillips: I was thinking of deadly nightshade
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Aug 2016, 05:51
Yes, you are right - I like the kitchen gardens in England.
Bill Phillips: So do I Philine.
LOL. Surely Mick will set you straight about every little thing, Bill. smile It looks like such a delightful mix.
Bill Phillips: Kitchen gardens like this are a delight Ginnie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Aug 2016, 06:33
Indeed you are right, this is known as biological control. I like this picture
Bill Phillips: Ain't nature wonderful?
I have a shotgun to control pests in the garden Bill,now which way to Droitwich.
Bill Phillips: You probably need one in the wilds of the North
i have heard that too Bill, but I know nothing, nothing.
Bill Phillips: Then you know more than I who knows less than nothing
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Aug 2016, 07:47
Hahah!! Poor Mick smile I can just imagine the harvest from the gardens with flowers for the house and all sorts of food for the kitchen.
Bill Phillips: And lots of staff doing all the work
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands... just below sealevel.
  • 26 Aug 2016, 07:48
There is enough choice for you to pick and maybe it solves the problems with Mick....
Check this out, this Dutch guy invented a mosquito trap and it works....he is allergic for mosquito-bites and now this plants eats the mosquitoes....
http://www.amazing-world.nl/
Bill Phillips: I wonder if he can invent a Mick Shaw trap?
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 Aug 2016, 08:03
I grow flowers on my vegetable patch, just to give a lift to the area, but not on this scale!
Bill Phillips: You are a real gardener Lisl
Looks like a very productive garden!
Bill Phillips: It is and we had some rhubarb from it whic was delicious!
Lovely capture Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thanks richard
What a fabulous garden. I practice this method of gardening too.
Bill Phillips: It is a good way of minimising the use of chemicals
It makes for a nice photo, Bill, well framed.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Frank. The lady arrived at just the right moment. Of course comrade Trim would have had her posing there with trowel rampant
As others have said it is quite common for flowers and vegetables to be mixed in the same garden, I bet Monty Don does it, and if he does then it must be alright. I'm presuming the inclusion of the attractive young lady was by sheer chance!
Bill Phillips: It was, she hove into view at just the right moment
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Aug 2016, 14:24
A great means of keeping weedkillers and chemicals to a minimum. It certainly seems to be working here, what a wonderful garden.
Bill Phillips: Indeed. I believe the NT is into ll things organic
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Aug 2016, 00:12
Well, I know it is a quality of marigolds to be a repellent in a veggie patch - so I guess the other flowers must have similar qualities.
Nicely framed...

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