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Companion planting – it’s all in the name

In CategoryGarden pest and diseases, Tim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Companion planting – for garden borders and vegetable gardens

As the name suggest companion planting is all about teaming plants up so they can help each other out. Plants natural grow together as a mixture of different species in the natural environment they grow in. From a gardeners point of view this simply means mixing up the plant species to get away from the monocrop situation and planing plants to combine with your existing plants in borders and vegetable gardens to support each other by sharing mycorrhiza and to defend against pests.

 

The benefits of companion planting are

  • Break up large block of plants of the same species which create a bigger target for pests.

  • Support insects such as ladybirds and lacewings that feed on Pest such as aphids

  • Cultivate plants that release chemical agents to keep pests away

 

GardenAdvice top recommendations on companion plants for garden borders and vegetable gardens

  • Calendula

  • Tagetes

  • Pyrethrum

  • Nasturtiums

 

Visiting garden advisor service

In CategoryGarden pest and diseases, Tim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Garden Advisor Visiting Advice Service

This week we have relaunched the ever popular visiting garden advice service aimed at providing you with advice on a one to one basis from one of our gardening experts.
At GardenAdvice we offer a great range of products to help you achieve your gardening ambitions one of which is the advisor visiting service.
One of our horticultural advisors will visit you at home, at a time to suit you, and provide you with some of the best advice around on your garden