Growing Calendar for Lippia dulcis Colada 3x Plants
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Enjoy a natural sweetenerfrom a plant that produces edible roots, flowers and leaves. The plant trails so looks great spilling out of pots and baskets and attracts beneficial pollinators.
In full sun the leaves may turn from green to purple. All parts of the plant are edible: leaves, flower buds and even the roots which have a liquorice taste. Originally used by the Aztecs as a sweetener and chewed to numb tooth-ache but has also been used as a treatment for bronchitis!
TIP- large quantities could be toxic to the nervous system! -thats a bit like some of the energy drinks...
How your plants arrive
Each of your flowers arrives to you as young plants containing a ‘plug’ of soil with roots running through them and some small green stems and leaves.
Although they are little they are the perfect size to get growing fast once you plant them up. Position 3 plants within a pot or basket with 12in (30cm) diameter for a lovely display of attractive leaves that are sweet and medicinal.
Your flower plants will arrive to you in a plastic container contained in a bubble-lined envelope or a box for larger orders. The container allows your young plants to stay healthy by giving them an ideal air and root environment when it arrives to you. Check your 3 plants are there in the plastic container, according to your order.
Can’t plant straight away?
If you cannot plant up your flower plants straight away into their permanent position make sure the plugs of your plants are kept moist at all times.
You can place your plants on a saucer or tray of water so the plugs are immersed at the beginning of the day. Keep an eye on them and take them out of the water once the soil is moist from absorbing the water beneath.
Keep your flowers in a well-ventilated and light position in their plastic wallet after giving them water. Look to planting in their permanent position within 5-7 days.
Bob on, just what I wanted.
Delicious smelling leaves - interesting tiny flowers. Looking forward to making herb tea.
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!
Aromatic with just a hint of piquant, Tuna with Lime & Coriander Crust marinates as you prepare the accompanying vegetables then simply cooks in seconds.
A simple and nutritious salad bursting with flavour and colour. Walnuts are an excellent source of protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
A warm and healthy tomato salad, great served in summer months as part of a light supper or is excellently served as a starter with crusty bread.
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.
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days