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A timely reminder from Gordon that planting different plants together can often be beneficial to one or both of them. 

For more information contact Gordon through the contact us page.

Basil – plant beside – Tomato - may help the flavour and keeps white fly away.

Beans – grow beside carrots, celery, potatoes, corn, beets, cucumbers and strawberries. 

Black fly deter with marigolds and nettle liquid leaf spray or
Put rhubarb leaves in a pail of water. Drain off the liquid, Use as a spray for peas and beans - deters black fly. 

Cabbage
A friend told me that she was offered a white Sidalcea which she had been told  would prevent butterflies laying eggs on cabbages. So she tried it. The butterflies flew round the cabbages as usual but not one laid eggs there!!!
I’m not sure if the pink sidalcea would be as effective but I have spares if anyone wants to try it.

Carrots - plant beside leeks, onions, sage and peppers.
 
Geraniums - plant beside roses, tomatoes, peppers and cabbage.
 
Lavendar  - repels fleas and moths. Even putting cut stems down round plants is effective.
 
Nasturtiums - plant beside tomatoes, cabbage (any brassicas) and near orchard fruits.
 
Nettles – soak leaves in a pail and drain off the liquid. Use as a liquid spray for black fly.
 
Oregano - grow near brassicas, cucumbers and courgettes.
 
Parsnips - grow near potatoes, radish, peas, peppers, leeks and onions.
 
Peas - grow near climbing beans, carrots, parsley and potatoes.
 
Peppers - grow near Parsley, Basil and carrots.
 
Strawberries - grow onions in the same bed.
 
Marigolds - growing near tomatoes keeps white fly away.
 
Mint - grow in pots  beside carrots. Keeps carrot fly away.
 
White fly - deter with Marigolds and Basil
 
Put rhubarb leaves in a pail of water. Drain off the liquid, Use as a spray for peas and beans - deters black fly.
 
Black fly deter with marigolds and nettle liquid leaf spray







Suntrap Gardening Club meet at 7.15pm in the Common Room at  

Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled 21 Ravelrig Gait Balerno Edinburgh EH14 7NH

Details on getting there are on http://www.ravelrig-rda.org.uk

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