Saturday, June 9

Mainly Flowers

For those of you who enjoy watching videos, I'd like to take you for a wander around our plot. 

On our plot we like to grow a mixture of food crops and ornamentals with some plants touching on both categories. The video mainly focuses on flowers but when wandering around it is impossible to ignore the foodie stuff.

Some flowers are bought specially for planting on the plot whereas others are refugees from our garden. The latter may have outgrown their allocated spot or simply be the results of over enthusiasm when taking cuttings.
Some of the plants that we have introduced self seed and others just appear. As long as the self seeders are not causing a problem they are allowed to stay and some even encouraged to keep repeating the process.

As you will see from the video, the flowers provide sustenance for bees and other beneficial insects so it is a win, win situation. We can enjoy the sight and perfumes of the flowers and the insects are provided with a food supply. Hopefully in turn they will help pollinate our fruit and munch on a few of the unwelcome garden pests.

Before you click on the play button be warned that the video is just over 20 minutes long so if you don't have that time to spare, come back later when you are struggling to find something to watch on TV


If you enjoyed the video and would like to pay more virtual visits to our plot, why not visit our vlog, Two Gardeners - One Video Diary Here we post almost weekly videos.

12 comments:

  1. I think that we too often think veg or flower plot and not a combination of the two. Although I'm still not at the point where I want to integrate flowers into the veg beds themselves, I am attempting to surround one of our veg areas with loads of flowers this year - so far they are still settling in but I'm hoping they will put on some good growth/blooms in the weeks to come.

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    1. We only have a mix in the fruit areas, Margaret. The vegetables have beds to themselves.

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  2. Brilliant Sue! I like to see integrated herbs and wildflowers in my borders. It's fun to plant up too. I'm sure you both enjoy planting up your mixes and creating your videos. Your borders are moving on in growth. I don't remember if I've pruned back my perennial cornflower at the right time in previous but now its getting bigger I'm also planning a chop for new foliage and possible later flowers too :-)

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    1. I sprung the cornflowers straight after the flowers fade, Shirley but they certainly spread a lot.

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  3. Just going by the pics, your plot looks beautiful. I'm sure it helps with pollination of the fruit trees and veg too.

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    1. I’m sure it does Julieanne.

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  4. Oh, how I'd love to watch the video, but my broadband is rubbish ~ it takes a minute or more buffering every 10 to 15 seconds! I'd be viewing into next year! The pictures do look lovely, though.

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    1. Shame about broadband, Deborah.

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  5. Lovely update Sue thank you for sharing and both of you have a blessed day

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  6. I know what you mean about taking cuttings, I have plants in pots everywhere waiting to be planted out. Some lovely blooms here. I will have to come back and watch that video when the wind dies down, my internet keeps dipping in and out as branches hit the wire....sighs...xxx

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    1. The wind was bad here too, Dina. Hope you like the video.

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