In the nursery we love to help people grow food in their backyards but I always remind people not to forget about flowers. Flowers add colour to catch the eye, are easy to grow and will attract bees and other beneficial insects to the garden. My daughter loves to pick little bunches of flowers for the nursery counter or to stand idly in the back yard eating the flowers off the pineapple sage. She still uses nasturtium leaves as fairy cups, transfixed by the jeweled water rolling off them. Calendula flowers can be mixed into a magical paste to cure a doll’s ills and violas are small enough for a pixie to eat. Snapdragons can actually bite your finger and marigolds jazz up your ponytail when mum or dad can’t be bothered doing a better job!

Advice for gardening in October

 

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