Sow slow maturing bedding plants such as African marigolds
Has: hollyhocks, African marigolds
(assorted colors), petunias, pansies, cosmos, old-fashioned cosmos, and an assortment of lettuce and vegetables
Sow under glass varieties of slow maturing bedding plants such as petunias, lobelia and African marigolds
Both French and African marigolds
are forms of tagetes and they come from either Central or South America.
Planting onions or chives close to carrots is supposed to deter carrot fly, French or African marigolds
have a strong aroma which is supposed to confuse aphids searching for tender salad leaves.
This year our bedding scheme at Erddig will be composed of apricot and orange begonias, African marigolds
, blue petunias, blue lobelia, nicotiana and a few silver leaved cineraria.
Sow under glass slow maturing bedding plants such as African marigolds
, petunias and lobelia.
START planting seeds of various annuals and perennials such as penstemons, geranium, lobelia, rudbeckia, French and African marigolds
. Use a seed tray and keep protected from the frost.
Under glass, or even on that fuchsia-lined windowsill, sow petunias, salvias, penstemon, geranium, lobelia, verbena, French and African marigolds
, begonia, alyssum, nicotiana and busy Lizzies.
Flowering plants also grow upright and bushy (African marigolds
) or in an open, informal manner (cosmos).
Highly commended is Pam Burke, of North Hykeham in Lincoln, who has shown me her stunning colourful display of begonias, geraniums, busy lizzies, African marigolds
and coleus which she planted to brighten up the whole neighbourhood.
Exception: Adopt the same procedure for peppers, aubergines and any of the tender plants you are growing as companion plants for your veg, such as French and African marigolds