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Depending on the space you have available, you may choose to have a flower bed and a vegetable garden. However, if you have a small plot, and you love flowers, it may be best not to have one. This can be advised in suburban and town gardens, where conditions do not allow for growth of culinary plants. Especially in these areas, the work may not be worth it, when you can cheaply buy produce.

However, if you enjoy planting vegetables, and have space available, a vegetable garden is a great idea. These gardens can be very beautiful in a different sort of way, and provide fresh produce for you to consume as well.

The principle flower borders should be planted near the north boundary, and run a path along o between them. The path typically begins from the house and ends at the end of the garden.

The typical place for a vegetable garden is at the end of the plot, so the path should continue to this point. It may also be more convenient to approach a vegetable path from an offshoot in the main path. You can also consider using window boxes for planting your vegetables.

The flower borders on both sides of the path through the vegetable plot need to be continued no matter which style you choose. The reason is that it extends the principal garden vista in length increases the sense of space, as well as screening the part devoted to vegetables.

The borders do take up space, but that must be allowed to fix the dimensions of the vegetable plot. Finally, to finish the look, add a transverse hedge or other barrier near the end of the vegetable plot. These supplementary borders, if preferred, may be reserved for flowers intended for cutting, and some part for raising seedlings, striking cuttings, and other utilitarian purposes.

This method is perfect for a simple suburban plot, in which the kitchen plot with its borders of bold perennials, backed by espaliers, and edged with herbs, is not the least interesting part of the garden. There are many other touches you can give to your vegetable ground, making it as pleasing as the rest of your garden setting:

A bower-like structure is perfect for supporting a colony of scarlet runners. This adds a nice pop of color to the area in what may seem a boring spot in the garden.

The bold, handsome foliage of the rhubarb and the rambling growth of the vegetable marrow create a pretty view, and even if they do not add to the dinner table, they can be used for other purposes, as well as just being grown for their beauty.

When it comes to a vegetable garden, focus on the picturesque items, and make them the forerunners of the area. Unfortunately, these steps are often in contradiction to the proper means taken to growing a thriving vegetable garden.

When selecting the location of the kitchen garden, aspect, once again, must not be overlooked. This is important because it affects the neighboring flower beds. You may have to deal with the shadow cast by the hedge, which is why the vegetable garden should be on the north side of the garden with an east or west aspect. With a north or south aspect, the point would not arise.

If the gardens are an irregular shape, it may be beneficial to cut out a triangular or awkwardly shaped piece for the vegetable plot, resulting is better form for the floral part. Follow the same prep work of the soil as you would for a flower garden.

If your gardens are particular large, the addition of a tool or potting shed may come in great use.  Even a simple structure can provide you with great aid. A thatched roof of straw or reeds may actually create a very picturesque look for your plot, especially if you allow flowering climbers to encompass it!