Our garden is filled with productive plants. I only put flowers in to attract beneficial insects as we're trying to produce as much food as possible. But recently I have started looking after the church garden, which means I can plant whatever flowers I like. I'm still figuring out what works, and what doesn't, but it's nice to be able to indulge my "flowery side".
The first things I added to what was there already were cornflowers, which are easy to grow but all fell over. Maybe I should have pinched the tops out, or maybe a dwarf variety would be better.
There are hollyhocks all over the place, which come up every year from seed
There is a mystery plant at one end of the main bed which I've been told has yellow flowers - anyone know what it's called? It dies right down in winter.