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Claire Mummery: Calendula, heartsease and borage – the top three flowers you need to grow in your food garden

Heartsease – sometimes known as wild pansy – grows well alongside everything from cabbages to strawberries. Photo/Supplied Adding flowers to the vegetable garden can deter pests – and attract beneficial insects. Claire Mummery picks her top three floral companions. It’s easy to grow your own food at home with a little know-how and the right …

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How to Plant a Pollinator Garden

​Barbara Weatherford of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, often sits outside drinking coffee and gazing at her plants, noticing “how many insects there are crawling around in the petals.” ​While some people instinctively squash bugs, she says, “I want bugs in my garden.” Why? Because she knows that many of them are vital pollinators, not pests.​ Weatherford, …

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