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30/01/2014 at 22:33

Anything that deters nasties is welcome in my garden

31/01/2014 at 11:13

I love French Marigolds in pots or in the veg garden, bit bright for the flower garden though. I plant lots that I grow from seed all around the tomatoes and beans, makes the veg garden pretty as well as keeping aphids away.

31/01/2014 at 12:46

Thanks Mike for your reassurance. My wife likes 'Queen Sofia' she make a nice display out the front with her 'Crystal Palace' lobelia.

I grow 'Motely Crew' around the back. No, that's not a new variety, it's all the seeds I have collected over the years. You never know what you are going to get!

Viva la French Marigold, to the tune of La Marseillaise 

31/01/2014 at 13:08

Just asked my French colleague why they are called 'French Marigold' here is his answer:

'It comes from the Antilles – and in France is called Indian marigold because les Antilles were previously called the- orientates indies - ??

Here it is called French Marigold because French growers have worked the plants for centuries and developed many subspecies of it.'

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