Starting to think about Autumn planting?
With summer almost over its time to start thinking about autumn planting. Preparing garden beds and sourcing new and interesting plants. There is still a number of plants looking good in the nursery despite the heat and lack of any rain. Our website will soon be updated with a number of new and returning to stock plants, including some from our new edible plant range which is growing well.
Plants still looking good from our current catalogue include:-
Strawberries including yellow, white and red heirloom varieties;
Perennial onions including Ever Ready, Bunching, Egyptian and Chinese;
Cock's Foot Grass - growing well and providing excellent green forage for pets and livestock;
New plants being added soon:-
Juniper Berry- self fertile;
Betony- white flower;
Lobelia siphilitica alba;
Returning to stock plants include:-
Greek perennial basil.
I really enjoy growing herbs and edible plants, but I am also very interested in the history and folklore of plants. I find it fascinating learning about historical uses and folklore of plants. So I thought I might include with each blog's ending an interesting piece of folklore about a plant I sell.
This weeks - According to folklore eating leeks in spring will ensure good luck for the rest of the year!