As time goes by I believe the importance of flowers in maintaining a healthy ecology becomes more obvious.
From delicate poppies to robust marjoram flowers are vital to the wellbeing of many invertebrates and therefore to bird life as well. Current world fears about bee populations and the potential significance fro losses in human food crops are well founded. At garden cottage we find filling any little gaps with flowers maintains great bee populations and an overall healthy environment and therefore crops.
If the flowers can be edible as well it’s another usage stacked in to the system. Do beware about eating flowers, and know what you are doing, as some are very poisonous…
Chives in full bloom.