"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier"
This small, walled courtyard garden has been turned into an ideal summer retreat perfect for socialising and relaxing. The eye is immediately drawn to the charming grey and cream painted arbour come summer house. Pretty hanging baskets and pots bursting with pink petunias pick out the fuchsia scatter cushions within the inviting space