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solly1961

Avid beginner gardener, recently landscaped garden (March 2020) with exciting new plants to nurture and watch grow

Calendula 'Lemon Cream'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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solly1961

Successfully #grown-from-seed - thank you Garden News. A lovely companion plant for others. I've grown them for cut flowers and apparently a tasty light peppery flower that can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour.. cataloging..

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sieveheadsarah

Love these 💛

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solly1961

Sarah .. I'm learning all the time, the more I read about the culinary aspects of flowers the more I want to display and/or eat 😊.. a good substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes too.. @sieveheadsarah

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italydiva

Pretty and delicious too…can’t be bad!

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sieveheadsarah

Calendula also have healing properties Mark and are good for the skin, I’ve not tried, but there’s lots online about it, Nasturtium are also edible and peppery tasting, apparently the leaves can be used to make Pesto 😋

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solly1961

Repels pests and attracts pollinators too such a useful plant.. @italydiva @sieveheadsarah

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italydiva

Even better!

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ublaszko

And good for insect bites. I have a calendula ointment for Pudgycat. I used it when she got stung by a bee. @solly1961 @sieveheadsarah I sowed my first calendula seeds last night for some late summer interest.

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sieveheadsarah

I didn’t know that Urszula 👍🏼 I’m sure I have some seeds somewhere, I think I’d better sow some too 😀👍🏼 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I thought I'd risk more orange after the orange pansy success 😂 @sieveheadsarah I bought a bunch of veg and flower seed packs in Lidl a few weeks back as they were going for 29p each.

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solly1961

Sounds like we can start a calendula revolution 😂.. definitely going to sow more seeds if late summer value, I'm bound to get stung/bitten too sometime this year.. @ublaszko @sieveheadsarah

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ublaszko

😂😂

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