There are many folks who believe that there is no point having flowers on the plot if you cannot eat them. But I do rather like them. With the chillies and tomatos sown, the growing season seems very far far away. If germination is successful, and the slug and snails don’t eat the babies, I would like to sow summer squashes. These like many other vegatables and fruit benefit from pollination. Pollination can happen by the wind and also by the bumble bees. Bumble bees require pretty flowers.
There are already dozens of rose bushes on the plot. William Shakespeare 2000 is slap bang in the middle of the plot beneath an arch around which two roses bushes are growing. As usual, I do plan to sow sunflowers and also gladiolus. Sunflowers as they are a burst of colour. Also bumble bees rather like them and appear to be quite doped and drunk having flown onto one. Gladiolus were a surprise success last year, these were not only pretty but the bumbles appeared to like them too.
This year mum has requested chrysthanamums. These seeds are waiting to be sown. I doubt very much I will be sowing them yet, due to it still being a little cold. Plus I will rapidly running out of window sill space. I am not very good at sowing flower seeds. I tend to lose them to slugs and snails as well in the four tier blowaway.
4 thoughts on “Floral Frivolity on the Plot”
i agree plus help with pollenating your crops as well
I have been told that planting flowers amongst the vegetables ‘confuses the bad bugs’ as well as pollinating our veggies and looking beautiful into the bargain.
Oh, I love flowers! I plan to have many more this year. Even if they served no practical purpose, my enjoyment of all the pretty colors would be worth it to me.
roses and gladioli for me this year hopefully
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