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produced flower buds and the purple-sprouting broccoli which was cropping fabulously only a couple of weeks ago has gone to flower.It seems only a couple of weeks ago that I was harvesting tight clusters of purple-sprouting for the steamer but almost
Sown now in the greenhouse, dahlia seeds will produce young plants ready to plant outdoors in late May to flower this year. Seed companies sell a range of quick-growing bedding strains that are suitable for growing this way. You can also use this method for sowing seeds saved fro...
I have a confession to make. After raving about the arrival of the purple sprouting broccoli and extolling the virtues of winter veg in my blog last week I realised that I had forgotten to mention red cabbages. Not only are red cabbages easy to grow
questions online about me and my garden I can now download factsheets containing advice on how to attract and benefit wildlife.Out in my garden there is already a good deal going on. I've noticed the green shieldbugs in my garden are all purple. Saturday
ovoid leaves with inquisitive tendrils that stick to the brickwork like flies' feet. Very late in the season it produces propeller-like buds from which emerge gorgeous flowers that change from limey green to deep purple-blue as they age
they ate every single one of the purple and red varieties I had grown, but were less keen on the more traditional, green varieties. Maybe I should have included their preferences in my analysis of the trial.
. During the mock up I realised the high temperatures had changed the colour spectrum of the display. Both the chives and sages had burst into full flower, so we had to lose the wode, as its yellow flowers looked strange against the sudden mass of purple
and turn a blind eye to other areas of the plot that need attention. My purple sprouting broccoli, for example, is now in full flower. I won't be using that bed until I'm ready to plant sweetcorn, so I may as well leave the blooming broccoli to provide
to slug damage when sown directly into the ground. So now, I have a huge number of brassicas to transplant: purple sprouting broccoli, two varieties of kale, Brussels sprouts, calabrese and Romanesco broccoli(which is, strictly speaking, a cauliflower
Velvet', will certainly be included in the display. Its petals, true to its name, have a wonderful velvety texture. The French lavenders, Lavandula stoechas are also perfect, so my plants with brown, purple, deep reds and gold colouring are all present