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Flowers on the plot


I was never all that bothered about growing flowers when it was just me, some seeds and a few containers on the patio. I didnt think there was much point. Not when you can spend your gardening energy growing something that will feed you with yummy produce.

Now that I have the school plot, I’ve had fun growing them for the insects. I cannot tell you how many bumble bees, ladybirds, butterflies and hoverflies have scooted lazily around our plot this summer. Actually there were more cabbage whites that I would have liked but nevermind. Oddly, I did not see a single lacewig.

We’ve had to grow a lot of annuals to fill space until the perrenials could be grown on. Next year should be much different. I will fill the flower areas with low-maintenance cottage style perrenial flowers. Cut flowers anyone?

The children really enjoyed when I showed them how to make snapdragons talk!

A splash of colour at the back of the school playground.

No they dont attract anything in particular as far as I’m aware, but I am now in love with Zinnias…How pretty.

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Lovely blog Mebennet, Those cut flowers look lovely :~))
Isn't it amazing to watch childrens eyes light up when you show them the snap dragon thingy. Lol :~))))))))))))

8 Aug, 2009


I feel the same about prefering veg to flowers but after seeing some of the beautiful blooms GOYers produce I'm having second thoughts we do need to feed the soul with beauty as well nice pics again melanie!

9 Aug, 2009


I'm definitly going to enjoy planting next years flowers too. Annuals are such fun with wee ones.

9 Aug, 2009

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