Category Archives: Bees

Sowing Sweet Peas

When it comes to sweet peas it really is all about the scent after all the only way we get to smell them is to grow them as they have no essential oil so the scent can not be extracted and use in perfume.

Over the years I’ve grow numerous varieties and my favorites would be

Albutt Blue        Elegant and unusual pale-lavender-blue flowers on a white background, very strong scent Raised by Harvey Albutt
Jilly                         The perfect creamy white Sweet Pea with good scent Large frilly cream flowers raised by  F.C. Harris
Painted   Lady   Bi-coloured pink and white blooms. Very old fashioned glorious scent  but shorter stems
Just Jenny          A dark blue nice perfume  but not as strong as some  raised by Eagle Sweet Peas
Charlies Angel     An outstanding pale blue  sweet pea with good scent raised by Charlie Hamner.
The other option is to sow a collection of scented sweet peas
the older fashioned ones tend to have better scent
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Winter Savory

How to grow Winter Savory                                                                                  (Satureja montana)

There are two main types of Savory which can be grown in Gardens – Summer Savory which is an annual – and Winter Savory which is a perennial and we can grow both of these herbs quite happily in our gardens.  Winter savory can be grown even if we get quite a lot of frost and snow so making it a really useful herb.

 

satureja-montana-flowerIf you want to grow Savory the best way to think about it is if you grow Rosemary then Winter Savory will grow just as easily.

 

Growing conditions

Savory needs Continue reading Winter Savory

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