Gold Medalist Chelsea Flower Show 2012 & 2014

Green Fennel Foeniculum Vulgare

Green Fennel Foeniculum Vulgare
Green Fennel Foeniculum Vulgare Green Fennel Foeniculum Vulgare
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Soft, green feathery foliage are striking as they stand up to 2m and have a strong distinctive scent. Large flat umbels of yellow flowers in summer, likes a warm, sunny site, in well drained fertile soil. Cut back after harvesting seeds to promote new plant growth. When plant has died back in autumn, mulch soil. Harvesting: Pick leaves fresh in summer. Harvest seed heads when they change colour from green to brown. Cooking uses: Use fresh leaves in salads, vegetables, soups or in a stuffing for oily fish. stems can be used on BBQ’s to flavour meats and seeds can be used to flavour lamb, pork and vegetables. Medicinal uses: An infusion of the seeds is thought to ease flatulence in children & indigestion & heartburn in adults Wildlife uses: Fennel is a great plant for attracting hoverflies, which help keep your aphid populations reduced!

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