I recently came across an interesting gardening trend which mixes ornamental and edible plants. I guess the benefit is that if you have limited space you can grow both types of plants. On a practical level, I am sure that mixing your veges with flowers actually protects them from pest infestations as you have more diversity in your beds. I decided to give it a go and have added chilli, pepper, beans, celery, parsley and squash seedlings to my indigenous garden. They all seem to be thriving! Will keep you updated on the progress, particularly when we get to harvest-time!