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Sunday Snap: Clever Calendula

June 30, 2013


A flower full of sunshine on a grey day.

Calendula (also known as Pot Marigold) is one of half a dozen varieties of annual flowers grown from seed in our garden. We add the vibrant petals to salads and one day I keep promising myself I’ll make hand cream from the pretty blooms. It’s been used medicinally for centuries and can also act as a companion plant by attracting whitefly so is a great lure, keeping the tiny flies off your tomatoes or beans (make sure to wash before eating). Are you a fan of this garden favourite?