Complete your potager garden with stunning floral displays. Annuals like poppies, cornflowers and sweet peas add a cottage garden charm, plus their roots don’t take up much soil space.
You can also grow edible flowers to make the entire veg garden productive. Rose petals taste delicious, and chamomile flowers can be used to make tea. Borage is stunning floated in drinks or frozen in ice cubes, and lavender adds a subtle floral flavour to sugar, champagne and baked treats.
You can also choose flowers that help you out in the garden. Plant calendulas (English marigolds) around your tomatoes to deter aphids. The orange petals have a peppery flavour and can be used as a cheap alternative to saffron in the kitchen.
Nasturtiums have edible leaves and petals too, but unlike marigolds they attract aphids, as well as cabbage white butterflies. Plant them near vulnerable veg like kale, beans, cabbage and cauliflower, and the pests will eat the nasturtiums instead of your crops!