Growing Calendar for Fennel Smokey - Plants
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Rare and hardy perennial herb for your garden to give it extra texture and beautiful bronze, smokey leaves. Fennel Smokey is a handsome ornamental plant with tactile feathery leaves nice to brush your hands through and attractive too. In fact this is the perfect variety for a sensory garden, attracting beneficial insects and providing interesting textures.
In July to September harvest the feathery leaves and the seeds which you can crush in the kitchen to release a satisfying aroma much enjoyed by culinary enthusiasts. The seeds follow a bright display of attractive yarrow-like flowers- another pleasing attribute of this aniseed-flavoured herb.
We recommend that you grow Fennel Smokey in containers or in your flower beds and place next to bright summer flowers like dahlias or salvias. The bright colours and tactile leaves come together to give you a multi-sensory display, great for gardens around the whole of the UK.
Cut some stems for flower arrangements Fennel Smokey is the perfect variety for florists and those that love to bring a little of the outdoors in.
This is a great herb to grow in containers- mint leaves grow fast, they survive well over winter and they grow in a large number of situations- deep shade or full sun.
Our Top Tips on growing Herbs.
Please unpack the plants as soon as you receive them and sit them in a tray of shallow water if they appear to have dried out in transit.
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Tender medallions of pork wrapped in a garlic cream sauce with mushrooms - a delightful dinner party dish which can be prepared in advance then gently re-heated as required.
Don't be scared to make it - its really simple and incredibly economical to feed a crowd and have provided proportions rather than specific quantities which all depend on the weight of your salmon.
Long lazy summery days in the garden cry out for simplicity, allowing succulent produce to make its own statement. Lend a helping hand by choosing from the many different varieties of tomatoes which are now so freely available.
Release your inner child and treat yourself to homemade cupcakes.... with a difference: a sophisticated cream cheese frosting of blended lemon zest, fresh basil and twist of mixed peppercorns to guarantee instant appeal for adults and children alike.
No fresh vegetables in the fridge and only a bag of peas lurking in the freezer? No worries, this takes minutes to prepare and is equally successful with garden peas and fresh mint may replaced by pre-frozen - but please don't use dried.
Create a delicious pate, excellent when served with french bread as a starter.
Make a delicious mushroom soup. Delicous when served with soft fresh bread as a starter or serve in a larger portion to make a light and healthy lunch.
Robust fresh tuna is an oily fish bursting with the essential fatty acid, omega 3. Marinated and baked this recipe is so speedy you could almost consider it as a cheats alternative!
Traditionally prepared throughout autumn, I defy anyone to resist this creamy flavour packed risotto.
Intensely flavoured with a wonderful rich reddish-purple colour, purple basil, combined with rocket, produces a really gutsy flavoured pesto.
A quick, tasty lunch or supper and a good way of using leftover cooked chicken. This serves 1 but can easily be multiplied for as many hungry friends as you need to cater for.
Quick, easy, colourful and delicious tuna is high in protein and nutrients and low in a fat. An excellent dish to serve 4!
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A simple and nutritious salad bursting with flavour and colour. Walnuts are an excellent source of protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
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A fresh peppery flavour makes Watercress Soup ideal to serve as an elegant starter or together with fresh Walnut Bread Rolls for a warming lunch or supper.
A delicious and cost effective meal, excellent for pre-preparing for the busy midweek schedule.
Using a summertime glut of peaches, this delicious dessert was inspired by an old recipe by Katie Stewart.
Use your fine homegrown basil and a fruity olive oil to encapsulate the summer flavours of the Mediterranean.
The beauty of smoked fish is that a little can go a long way and fish cakes are equally at home as a cosy meal or accompanied by salad leaves as an elegant starter.
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