THIS is in my pudding bed, which has herbs suitable for desserts, including lavender, violets, angelica and bergamot.
Trout with pea caviar and fresh cheese and sandwort and, rhubarb with sweet cicely
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Lawton (publications manager, Missouri Botanical Garden) introduces plants, that if combined in a bouquet, would send decidedly mixed messages; sweet cicely
and parsley have pleasant connotations, while Conium maculatum is the poison hemlock that killed Socrates.
Stick to well-known and popular types such as cornflower, corn marigold, cowslip, field poppy, foxglove, meadow buttercup, musk mallow, ox-eye daisy and sweet cicely
Besides standards like basil and oregano (shown at left), the authors discuss less commonly grown ones, such as lovage and sweet cicely
Lemon balm, angelica and sweet cicely
have been found capable of
David Elsworth's Sweet Cicely
, who was backed on her reappearance, is another unexposed type who can do better.
You can carpet the ground beneath nearby lilacs and mock orange with spotted-leaved lungwort, to be followed by plants that appreciate the partial shade and moist ground they provide: lilies-of-the-valley, sweet cicely
, columbine, daylilies, Canada lilies, and little Johnny-jump-ups.
Former Tomorrow's World presenter JUDITH HANN, who now runs herb courses, shows you how X-TOMORROW'S World presenter Judith Hann used to spend her time in a TV Estudio, but these days she's out in her garden, growing more than 150 culinary herbs including borage, sweet cicely
and others which taste great but aren't widely available in supermarkets.
GLAZED ROOT CHIPS Clean and peel roots of burdock, dandelion and sweet cicely
and cut into chips.