, bred from Tagetes patula, are the most popular.
My entry is an old WC featuring deep crimson french marigolds
, silver trailing plants and a multi-coloured string of pearls.
They were full of Livingstone daisies, French marigolds
, trailing lobelia and busy lizzies.
Real marigolds (Calendula officinalis) keep whitefly off tomatoes and beans, while French marigolds
(Tagates) repel cabbage white butterflies and aphids.
For the front, where the border meets the lawn, she chose low-growing flowers such as French marigolds
, nasturtiums, ageratum, petunias, and Livingstone daisies.
Easy Edge flowerbeds with summer bedding plants such as begonia sempervirons, French marigolds
, ageratum and Dusty Miller.
The rate of seed growth can be a slow process so while plants are coming up from seed, get the kids planting flowering plants such as pansies and busy lizzies, geraniums (pelargoniums) and French marigolds
FLOWER displays in beds and containers can also be prolonged by removing dying flower heads and leaves of geraniums, petunias, pansies, French marigolds
, sweet peas and others.
Janet is passionate about flowers, and during the summer months her garden is a rainbow of colour, a huge border divides the vegetable patch and the rest of the garden and is bursting with french marigolds
, pinks, pansies, geraniums and rose trees.
Plants with large flowers, like petunias and French marigolds
, should be deadheaded regularly to stop them setting seed and encourage them to flower for longer.
You can raise your own half-hardy annuals such as African and French marigolds
, tagetes and nicotiana from seed sown now, or wait until May and buy flowering plants ready for planting out.
Behind them plant a dense array of French marigolds
and behind those a forest of scarlet salvias.