Home-grown strawberries are sweet and flavoursome and you can pick just as you need them.    Strawberries picked in the warmest part of the day will be at their sweetest.  They are very easy to grow and adapt well to growing in containers.  They just need a sunny spot with soil which drains well. Planting New…

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ONLY CERTAIN FLOWERS ARE EDIBLE AND EVEN THOSE LISTED AS EDIBLE NEED TO HAVE BEEN GROWN UNDER CONDITIONS SUITABLE FOR CULINARY USE (NO CONTAMINATION BY ANIMALS OR PESTICIDE RESIDUES PRESENT). Edible flowers add colour and flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes.  They have to be home-grown as they need to be gathered fresh on…

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Lavandula stoechas 'Rocky Road'

This advice sheet will tell you how to grow lavenders and help keep them looking their best throughout the year. Soil and Site We are always asked how to grow lavenders.  Lavenders like well-drained soil in a sunny site that receives sun for most of the day. Lavandula angustifolia prefers alkaline soil which will help…

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