We love these even more knowing we can actually EAT them on a good salad. Grow in lowish mounds, they will add that splash of colour into your life and garden that pop up early in spring.
Garden forget me not and Wood forget me not.
Germination: 12 days
Matures: 1 year
Sow: 10cm apart
Plant: 20cm apart
WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Partial shade
Soil: Moist but well drained
Water: Twice a week during dry weather
Food: Happy as it is
Wild Ginger, Bleeding Heart, Corydalis and Columbine.
This variety of the forget me not, comes from the garden and woodlands and the key to it's growing happiness is to try and match it's natural habitats. Surface sow onto moist well drained soil and either cover lightly with soil or put in a dark warm place to help germinate. Once seeds are large enough to handle, prick them out then transplant them to their final position. You can sow seeds directly in the ground once the risk of frost has passed.
BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Makes the bees happy
Flowers in shady spaces
Great in containers
The flowers can be picked for small table posies or the flower petals themselves are edible and great for a salad topper.
MAKES FOR GREAT..
Garden posey of flowers, decoration for puddings and garnishes for drinks.You can also try brewing the petals in a tea.
Drinking forget me not tea is said to reduce high blood pressure, soothe the nerves and promote a healthy nights sleep.