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. The poppies, however, are in full flower and look fantastic.The hare sundial is in its final resting place. It looks wonderful with the herbs planted around it and really sets off the display. I am really pleased with this year's exhibit. This is the final
going in fresh herbs.The plants didn't do much before Christmas and in January and February they just sat there, looking rather forlorn, pinched and chilly - a bit like me. But, once the longer days and milder nights of March arrived, they sprang
annuals into flower is to be mean and only feed the plants when changing the pot size; this way the plant won't produce too much foliage.For the Herb Farm we have been sowing French parsley. The trick to get a good germination is to sow the seeds
. The plants are for our own display, the theme of which is the myth and magic of herbs. Calendula is steeped in both. It was first used in Indian and Arabic cultures, before being discovered by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. In medieval England, marigolds
, before we start building our display.My herb display at Chelsea this year will contain a very unique sundial, featuring a sculpture of a hare. I went with Joanna Migdal, the sundial creator, and Jeremy James, the hare sculptor, to the foundry where both
description of culinary or medicinal uses. I hope this extra information will further inspire those that see the display to grow and use herbs.
planted to commemorate an anniversary, a herb without which your cooking would be bland or maybe just a piece of herbaceous fluff which stirs the soul? Remember: these will be the only six plants that you are allowed - you won't have access to any