If the plants are well combined in color and have the same requirements for growing conditions, this does not mean that in the end you get a bed of dreams. We will tell you what flowers can not be planted next.
Many people know that not all garden crops can safely coexist with each other. However, few people know that among the flowers there are those who in no case can not be planted next. Some plants negatively affect some specific species and get along well with the vast majority of crops. And some, in principle, are not able to coexist peacefully with anyone. Consider them in more detail.
Rose + Peony
Previously, roses were considered such a self-sufficient culture that no one thought to create mixed plantings with these plants. However, over time, gardeners came to the conclusion that, like any other monarch, the queen of flowers still needed a retinue. At the same time, not every flower can coexist with it. For example, peonies have a negative effect on most plants. Tree peonies especially dislike neighbors. Rose was no exception. Peonies planted too close (less than 1.5 m) will oppress it.
Rose, pansies, asters, geyhery, irises
Among other unsuccessful neighbors for roses can be called pansies, asters, geyhery and irises.
Roses can not be planted near the bird cherry, viburnum or Chubushnik, because These shrubs can attract gnawing pests to the foliage of roses.
Rose, carnation and reseda
It is also not the most successful combination of roses with fragrant rezeda or carnation. However, in this case, the Queen of Flowers herself will act as an “aggressor”.
Tulips + Lilies or Muscari
Tulips, Muscari, Lilies
Tulips and other bulbous, such as lilies and muscari (mouse hyacinth, viper onions) are best kept away from each other. The reason is that these plants have many common diseases and pests. Therefore, too extensive planting of these plants in a limited space can be a real breeding ground for infections. For the same reason, it is strongly not recommended to plant these plants to replace each other.
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Sweet Peas + Viola
Sweet Peas on the left and Viola on the right
Sweet Peas on the left and Viola on the right
The close proximity of sweet peas and viola (pansies) can be fatal for the latter because sweet peas have a negative effect on its growth.
Aggressor plants that are best planted away from the rest
Although some flowering plants may oppress their flowerbed neighbors, there are far more positive examples of plant combinations than negative ones. And yet among the ornamental plants there are real aggressors. They cause damage to other plantings not selectively, as is the case with the examples described above, but in general, no matter what specific species coexist with them. Consider them in more detail.
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1 - bellflower; 2-bell peaches; 3 - crowded bell; 4 - broadleaved bell
Samosev - one of the most frequent reasons why ornamental plants are transformed into malicious pests. It is one thing when ripe seeds fall and germinate where it was originally planned, and quite another when it occurs uncontrollably. Sometimes the process of the emergence of the first shoots is delayed, and sometimes it happens that on a bed of plants no longer exists, but its "descendants" continue to occur on the site in the most unexpected places.
1 - mullein high; 2 - Lychnis koronchaty; 3 - Alpine forget-me-not; 4 - primrose ordinary; 5 - giant eryngium; 6 - large-leaved tansy
In order to protect your plot from self-seeding, it is necessary to cut off inflorescences in a timely manner. Please note that the testes of these plants do not mature at the same time, so you need to constantly monitor them. The removed peduncles should be immediately placed in separate containers and carried away as far as possible from the site.
The seeds of some plants, for example, the hooves (the claws, azarum) or the crested insects, can spread throughout the area by ants.
Fast growing plants
1 - large-leaved Brunner; 2 - meadowsweet (meadowsweet); 3 - pharmaceutical goatskin (galega officinalis); 4 - Canadian goldenrod; 5 - Chinese sausage; 6 - Byzantine Chistets
No less troublesome are plants that grow too fast, leaving no room for their neighbors a chance. The most effective way to deal with them is regular division every 2-3 years. These cultures are strongly not recommended for planting in mixborders or flower beds with a dense mixed planting. From other plants, "invaders" are shielded with shallow borders. Timely and regular transplanting of quickly growing plants will help to keep the flowerbeds in the form in which they were originally conceived.
Plants with creeping rhizomes
1 - enotera biennial; 2 - monkey catstitcher; 3 - May lily of the valley; 4 - lalelegia intake (bindweed); 5 - creeping tenacity; 6 - mint
Beautiful and dangerous, these plants attract inexperienced gardeners for their beauty and undemanding care. They can grow in almost any soil and do not require much attention. However, if you grow these plants wrong, very soon they will capture all the flower beds. Ideal for decorating the site from the outside of the fence, but from the capricious crops it is better to keep them away.
And yet, you should not be afraid and completely abandon these plants. Most of them will find their use in decorating those garden areas where other, more fastidious plants would not be able to settle down. You should not abandon the aggressors and in the event that you want to limit the point landing. So that the plant does not spread beyond the territory allocated to it, it is planted in deep tanks dug into the ground without a bottom (buckets, basins, pots, containers).
Plants with stolons
Comfrey medicinal - left, Silverweed Indian - right
Stolon is an elongated lateral shoot of a plant that has elongated internodes, underdeveloped leaves and axillary buds. It is on the stolons that the potato tubers and the Jerusalem artichoke develop, as well as the tulip bulbs. In this case, potato stolons are formed under the ground, and in strawberry or cinquefoil - on the surface (antennae).
To limit the spread of such plants, you must constantly remove creeping shoots and protect from other ornamental crops deeply rooted (not less than 15-20 cm) curb tape.
The choice of plants for garden decor is influenced not only by the degree of fantasy and taste preferences of its owner, but also by the compatibility of cultures. Choose flowers according to their “nature” and preferences, and over time your flowerbed will delight you with beauty and harmony.