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Monday, 9 April 2012

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(Candytuft)


(Calendula)

With a hosepipe ban now in full-force it's time for Mother Nature to turn on the sprinklers and switch on the rain taps.
I planted a selection of seeds a few weeks back, including Candytuft (Fairy Mixed) & Calendula (Art Shades) so I'm very grateful for a watering-hand in the garden
Going back through the archives of photos of 'The Tidy Garden' I found these images that reminded me just how simple they are to grow. With the Calendulas being edible too, they'll look great as a splash of colour in a summer salad.

8 comments:

elaine rickett said...

I haven't grown Candytuft for years - thanks for reminding me. We have had solid rain for three days - I know we need it but couldn't it have waited till after Easter.

Ali said...

Lovely pics xxx

Beth @ Daylily Soup said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos Jane. I haven't tried growing either of these. I'll have to give them a try. Hope Mother Nature turns on the sprinklers for you as needed. :-)

Astrid said...

Hi Jane
I'm growing the very same candytuft right now from seed! Used to have the white one but it died out years ago. I hope mine will be as pretty as yours.
Still cold here in Canada (Ontario) but warmer days are just ahead.
Your blog is great and your photos are lovely.
Astrid

HolleyGarden said...

I added candytuft to my garden just this year. But it was a tiny thing, and I don't think I really stopped to look at it. Your pictures show what a gorgeous flower it really is! Love the color of yours.

Lyn said...

That Candytuft is such a gorgeous colour! I haven't grown it, but I do love Calendulas. They shine across the yard in any weather and they're so easy to grow.

Indie said...

Growing some white candytuft this year. So far they are just little sprouts.. They are part of my winter sowing experiment!

I had no idea that calendulas were edible. How do they taste? I'm not sure how that whole mouthful-of-petals texture would be..

Crystal said...

You've done it again, haven't you ? It's not stopped raining since you asked Mother Nature to turn on the taps. Still we really do need the rain. Like Elaine, I haven't grown Candytuft for years either, good reminder.

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