My orchard was recently decimated of all living plants except my fruit trees. So I’m starting again, and these are some of the herbs and plants I am putting in there.
Herbs and flowers can help your fruit trees by encouraging beneficial insects and discouraging pests. Here’s a list of plants you might like to consider planting in your home orchard – or perhaps you have a solitary fruit tree that would appreciate the thought.
Bees love the pretty pink flowers, it helps keep the roots of the tree moist in summer and you can harvest it to make great compost.
Like comfrey, bees love these bright blue flowers and it will self-seed well in the orchard.
Many people regard these as a weed, but it’s impossible not to love their bright orange and yellow flowers. They are also very good at deterring the woolly aphid.
This is a wonderful insect repellent, which has lovely clumps of yellow flowers. A great herb to plant anywhere in your garden.
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