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In The Bleak Mid Winter Salad Leaves Won't Moan.

Advantages: Beautiful hardy lettuce even in mid winter
Disadvantages: Harder to grow in summer but still very possible.

Sarah Raven Asolo Lettuce Mix Lettuce has made headline news recently as poor weather has affected harvests in Europe. Customers were being restricted to two per trolley in supermarkets and panic buying resulted. Guy Watson founder of my favourite or ...

Violet1278 14.02.2017 · Read full review
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A Broad bean Exhibition by Unwins in my garden

Advantages: Grows good beans easily
Disadvantages: Blackfly

Unwins Broad Bean Bunyards Exhibition Seeds. February here, time to start making an Exhibition in the garden. I have just sown some Unwins Broad Bean Bunyards Exhibition Seeds. *~~Packaging*~~ number of seeds These seeds come in a large paper packet/e ...

mumsymary 17.02.2017 · Read full review
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All in a Row - of Marigold? ~ I prefer Calendula Officinalis

Advantages: Low maintance, cheerful, protect carrots, fragrance
Disadvantages: Orange colour, avoid non Officinalis, fragrance

Calendula Officinalis I remember when as a child on the occasions that I walked home from school seeing and smelling the rows of Marigolds growing outside old people’s bungalows. The Marigold seemed to be the plant of choice to grow in a flowerbed in t ...

LiveMusicLoverLyn 31.08.2016 · Read full review
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Calendula flowering in my garden

Advantages: Pretty ,easy
Disadvantages: none really

...The plant/flower which I am talking about today are the Calendula officinalis, sometimes known as pot marigold. Do not confuse with their French or African Marigolds, Tagetes. Both are in the Asteraceae family Do not confuse with their French or African ...

mumsymary 19.08.2016 · Read full review
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It'll warm the cockles of your heart!

Advantages: Easy care, well behaved (!) wild flower, unusual, bee-friendly
Disadvantages: Prone to wind damage in exposed locations

This is another plant that I grow for its benefit to pollinating insects, but I grew it prior to developing that awareness simply because it is attractive. I came across it ten years or more ago in a book of garden plants and got some seeds. Looking at i ...

2mennycds 08.07.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Corn Cockle (Agrostemma Githago) Seeds