National Allotment Society advisor
Plant a potager
No matter how small your plot, you can grow fruit, flowers and veg in harmony
Jobs to do novo
Check the chrysanthemum stools in the greenhouse for anysignsof fungus. Ventilate the greenhouse every day for a couple of
hours to prevent it.
Take a few days off and enjoy Christmas!
bean flowers can smell as sweet as wallflowers, so I won’t be devoid of fragrance.
We always associate scent with flowers, yet there are some that not only provide colour and fragrance, but also can be eaten. Calendulas and violas are excellent choices and bring an attractive splash of eye-catching colour to salads.
Gooseberries and red and white currants can be formally trained into fans, espaliers or cordons to form a backdrop to the potager. The fruit supply can be augmented by growing strawberries in pots and using them as gap fillers. It might also be possible to squeeze in a pot-grown family fruit tree that can fill the
growing space above the potager.
With a little planning it’s possible to have flowers, fragrance and flavour from the smallest space!
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