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Companion Planting

Beat bad bugs the natural way by combining plants that grow well together. Planting flowers in the vegie patch is the ideal way to attract predators and pollinators to the garden too.
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AGASTACHE 'LICORICE BLUE' ORGANIC
AGASTACHE 'LICORICE BLUE' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S327
A fine flowering perennial with prominent violet-blue flower spikes which last for months. In addition to its aesthetic qualities, agastache has long been cultivated in Asia where the fragrant anise leaves are used for culinary purposes and infused in tea for use as a health tonic. Attractive to bees in both colour and substantial flowering peri...
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BERGAMOT 'PANORAMA'
BERGAMOT 'PANORAMA'
SEEDS: S330
Know commonly as `Bee Balm', the mass of upright whorls of pink, red or white flowers of Bergamot Panorama are a calling sign to the beneficial insect world. Bees, beneficial lacewings and hoverflies are all drawn to these flowers. Long flowering season through out Summer. The highly aromatic foliage is reminiscent of Lemon Verbena.
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BLUE BORAGE
BLUE BORAGE
SEEDS: S3051
Easy to grow from seed and one of the most popular plants for bee keepers. The slate grey leaves are topped by panicles of electric blue flowers that last for months and are the best for attracting pollinators to your garden. Both the flowers and leaves can be added to summer drinks making it a vital addition to the kitchen garden.
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CALENDULA 'GREEN HEART ORANGE'
CALENDULA 'GREEN HEART ORANGE'
SEEDS: S462
Named from the Latin 'Kalenade' (the first day of the month) because it can be in flower every day of the year bring brilliant orange brightness to the garden in the darkest of seasons. So willingly do they grow that they barely need sowing. Elizabethans called it marigold before Mexico was discovered, which then, became the source of popular mo...
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CHIVES 'GARLIC'
CHIVES 'GARLIC'
SEEDS: S315
Strappy leaves with a mild garlic flavour. Ideal for stir fries. Also makes an ideal companion plant in the vegetable garden.
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CORIANDER
CORIANDER
SEEDS: S308
Looking light and gauzy in the garden, coriander grows rapidly in the cooler months. Eat the leaves fresh, dry-fry the seeds and use the roots for that nuance of Thailand in a stir-fry or curry.
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Diggers Companion Planting Chart
Diggers Companion Planting Chart
BOOKS: ACPC
New this season! The Diggers guide to Companion Planting. This beautifully illustrated poster provides a quick reference for companion planting in your garden. Features Australia's most popular fruit and vegies and their companions as well as a few pest repellent plants to help keep your garden chemical free and healthy. A2 size, matt laminated ...
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ECHINACEA 'MAGIC BOX'
ECHINACEA 'MAGIC BOX'
SEEDS: S555
A hardy and eye catching summer performer, Echinacea is an iconic wildflower in the prairies of USA. Here, the bold structural cones are a magnet for all kinds of beneficial insects with as a source of nectar through out summer and seed heads for birds into late Autumn. This pop art mix of colours of magenta, yellow and cream, will keep the bees...
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ECHINACEA PURPLE
ECHINACEA PURPLE
SEEDS: S548
Purple, upright flowers are not only a magnet for bees but a popular addition to garden borders. An excellent cut flower.
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INSECT HOUSE
INSECT HOUSE
HARDWARE: HIH
The perfect home for beneficial insects, this Insect House features bamboo in several different diameters to attract a wide array of beneficial insects to set up house inside including lacewings, ladybirds and hoverflies which prey on aphids, white fly and larvae, while the sealed section below is suitable for native pollinators like native bees...
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INSECT HOUSE WITH BENEFICIAL INSECT COLL
INSECT HOUSE WITH BENEFICIAL INSECT COLL
HARDWARE: HIHC
The perfect combination: A seed collection specifically designed to attract beneficial insects into your garden, and an Insect House to encourage them to stay. The ultimate way to attract good bugs to your garden. The Beneficial Insect Seed collection includes Queen Anne's Lace and alyssum for winter and spring flowers, dill, borage and salvia f...
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MARIGOLD 'ALUMIA VANILLA CREAM'
MARIGOLD 'ALUMIA VANILLA CREAM'
SEEDS: S651
Buttery vanilla cream flowers on a bushy plant make for a unique French Marigold. Marigolds are all reliably long blooming flowers and this variety with an open face and exposed stamen attracts bees and other beneficial garden pollinators. The petals have culinary uses though it is hard to resist the charming warm colour.
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POPPY 'LADYBIRD'
POPPY 'LADYBIRD'
SEEDS: S732
Conspicous black dots on outside of petals of a deep and darker Flanders red to evoke it's name sake. Though their flower can be momentary their beauty when sown in drifts or peppered through a garden bed is not to be understated.
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PYRETHRUM TRUE INSECTICIDAL
PYRETHRUM TRUE INSECTICIDAL
SEEDS: S354
The natural source of insecticide - pyrethrins - for your garden, make this an excellent companion plant. The upright stems of ferny grey foliage forms umbels of white daisy flowers, there is a greater concertation of pyrenthrins in centre rather than petals of flowers. Flowers can also be dried and ground to make an insecticide.
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TANSY ORGANIC
TANSY ORGANIC
SEEDS: S357
The camphor-like scent of Tansy leaves repels ants and flies. Cheery yellow buttons of flowers are held in umbel clusters above the ornamental ferny pinnate foliage. Long lasting flowers, this pest repellent garden plant, Tansy is stunning as it is beneficial.
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ZINNIA 'CALIFORNIA GIANTS'
ZINNIA 'CALIFORNIA GIANTS'
SEEDS: S851
Sunset colours of these double flowers evoke the American state in size and proud form. Bright blooms of coral pink, vivid orange, reds, yellows and purples stand upright. Hardy, with peerless preformance during long hot Australian summers once established. With firm, long lasting petals, Zinnias are excellent cut flowers from our grandparents' ...
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COMFREY BOCKING 14
COMFREY BOCKING 14
PLANTS: WCOBO
In 1954, Britain’s best known organic gardener, Lawrence D. Hills, established a research association in the town of Bocking, north-east of London. Lawrence conducted trials on the various comfrey strains in the UK by measuring yields, disease resistance and composition of the strains, and this variety is the result of his hard work. Easy to gro...
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Waves of Blue cut flower collection
Waves of Blue cut flower collection
SEEDS: S912
Produces nature's finest, enchanting shades of blues and whites. Freshly picked, gathered and hand arranged, these plants give a long-lasting, elegant floral arrangement that is sure to impress. Includes Delphinium Butterfly Mix, Blue Sea Holly, Salvia Blue Monday and False Queen Anne's Lace.
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CITRUS STARTER PACK
CITRUS STARTER PACK
PLANTS: WCITSP
If you’re thinking about growing your own citrus at home, this is the ultimate starter collection. We’ve combined five of our favourite varieties to help you create your own citrus grove, including one plant each of Orange ‘Lane’s Late’, Lemon ‘Prior Lisbon’, Lime ‘Tahitian’, Tangelo ‘Minneola’ and Mandarin ‘Imperial’. Once established, you’ll b...
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2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
Membership: MNE2CA2
Join the club and receive an exclusive gift, valued at $30. A stunning calendar featuring key dates, a guide to which seeds to sow each month and plenty of space to add your own events. Plus two free packets of some popular seeds – Tomato 'Black Cherry' and Lettuce Heirloom Mix.
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