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Profile Image Annika Towell


Proud NHS midwife and manager. Grew up on a dairy farm, now gardening and allotmenting in Essex. Love kitchen gardens with climbing roses.

Viola odorata

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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I was delighted the find this in the flowerbed. They must have been crowded out by taller weeds in the previous years. There are some lovely heritage varieties of these, and having a matt of small flowers as ground cover in the borders has been one of my cottage garden ideas.