I had a lovely surprise in my mailbox many weeks ago. Many thanks to Milka who is very talented in making garden decorations and taking the time to make a personalised wooden sign for Kebun Malay-Kadazan Girls. Milka is a gardener who is very good with saw and made many pretty home-made wooden signs for her own garden. She also did pretty trellises all by herself. Me? I have to bat my eyelashes at Mr. Fisherman so he make me a trellis which does not even look as nice as Milka's.
The only pretty thing in sight in this front yard patch is Milka wooden sign. At the moment every plant is growing so slowly in this patch. So many self-sowed in this patch ~calendula, curly parsley and volunteer potatoes too! Other plants that were transplanted here were cauliflowers, chervil, rainbow chard, florence fennel and giant purple mustard. Those plants look very close to each other which some will be pull up to make way for other main plant growth. I will leave it like that now, as I found that aphids and the white cabbage butterfly does not like to make a stop on the cauliflowers which is good sign for us. Less plant to look after.
I am trying to mix growing flower and vegetable together harmoniously in this patch (hoping). I was happy with the result on the kitchen garden last year growing flower and vegetables together. So we are experimenting on this patch this year. That geranium has been growing there for a long time before we moved here. No matter how hard we pruned the geranium, it always grow back nicely. One year old hollyhock and canterbury bells plants that have not given us any bloom at all. I have threaten them. If they don't bloom this coming spring, they have to leave. Other flower plants are still very young growing in this patch~ iris, ranunculas and pansy.
Do you mix flower and vegetable together in the same patch?