If you can’t decide whether you want to grow flowering plants, vegies or foliage, then grow the lot, just like the gardeners of old. It’s called a potager garden – from ‘potage’, the French word for soup – and, like soup, it’s a mix of ingredients. Melbourne garden designer Jhodie Goy created this geometric design, with little growing compartments separated by low hedging. Apart from vegies, good flowers to use are cosmos, salvia, marigold, zinnia, verbena, dwarf phlox and alyssum. Don’t forget to include structural pieces like ornamental tripods, statuary or even a standard rose to add vertical interest.