Start your planting with annual flowers, including pansies, violas, pot marigold
(calendula), bachelor's buttons, annual candytuft, carnations, larkspur, linaria (often referred to as baby snapdragons), lobelia, petunia, sweet pea, sweet alyssum, sweet William, stock, pansy, phlox (annual) and snapdragon, which are all frost-resistant plants.
Fill gaps left between spring and summer with tender perennials and easy-to-grow annuals including cosmos, nigella and pot marigold
In Nicholas Culpeper's day, pot marigold
was taken to "strengthen the heart".
Here, surrounded by twelve hunters, the unicorn seems to be purifying a poisoned stream with his horn, a hypothesis supported by the presence of such plants as pot marigold
under the hyena's chin, the medlar tree to the left of the fountain, the blue-flowered sage in front of the fountain, and an orange tree in the lower right corner of the tapestry.
General insect control: henbit, pot marigold
, rose geranium
Alyssum, Canterbury Bell, Cornflower, Gypsophila, Indian Pink, Larkspur, Love in a Mist, Nasturtium, Pansy, Poppy, Pot Marigold
and Sweet William.
Red lettuce, Italian parsley, marjoram, oregano, French tarragon, rocket, French or butler's sorrel, chervil, the flower petals of pot marigold
, the flowers of chives, small quantities of strongly flavoured coriander and lovage.
Calendula, also known as pot marigold
, is a popular annual this time of year.
For a peppery flavour, pot marigold
(Calendula) petals are less strong than those of nasturtiums but should only be used sparingly in salads.
CALENDULA - or Pot Marigold
- provide unbeatable rich golds and yellows.
The pot calls for two coneflower (Echinacea augustifolia), one false indigo (Baptisia australis), two hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannibinum), and three pot marigold
As a contrast of flower power I also plan to try for the first time a pink coloured pot marigold
that Suttons call Pink Surprise.