14 Comments

  1. ali
    July 17, 2014 @ 1:36 am

    I’m from across the way, ( and suck at conversions) what would 60g of bees wax chips be in ounces? Is that by weight or volume? Thank you so much

  2. MS FLOWER SHOP
    September 12, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    I never tried this thing but this sound interesting .

  3. Gillian
    June 11, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    I love calendula. If you pick them, do they just keep reproducing flowers or is that it?

    • Ben
      June 11, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

      They keep coming…cut them above a leaf node and you shall get two flowers growing back. :)

  4. Karen - An artist's Garden
    August 29, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    Nice, thanks Carl and Ben, this is something I have been meaning to try for ages, and this year I planted lots of calendula everywhere
    K

    • Ben
      August 29, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

      Always glad to be of service to a fair maiden.
      B

  5. Mo
    August 29, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    It’s amazing who you bump into at Higgledy Gardens :)
    Great post Carl. And very interesting too ;)

    • Carl Legge
      August 29, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

      Hi Mo

      Nice to bump into you Chez Higgledy.

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Cheers
      Carl

      • Ben
        August 29, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

        Oh it’s a small digital world…anyone got any biscuits?

        • Carl Legge
          August 29, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

          I could do you a recipe for some on my blog ;)

          What would you like?

          Carl

  6. Jan
    August 29, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    I made something similar from a recipe from Sarah raven a couple of years ago-its probably past its sell by date but it seems fine and is a treat for hardworking hands, especially if you have any cuts or scratches from gardening-highly recommended!

    • Ben
      August 29, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

      Hi Jan, I have it on good information that Miss Raven is about to launch a collection of herb/medicinal plants and seeds.
      Hope you’re keeping well. :)

  7. Diana
    August 29, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    Can u use marigolds bought from the shop…. Mine r now past their best. I’ve got loads of beeswax next time you are nearby. My dad is a beekeeper

    • Ben
      August 29, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

      No…although people call calendula ‘marigolds’…or ‘pot marigolds’…they are in fact a different family. Marigolds don’t have the same magic stuff in them…plus shop bought ones will have been sprayed with all sorts of rubbish. Send a postal address to me at benranyard@gmail.com and I’ll send you some dried petals…I have enough left over for you to make at least one small batch. No charge.
      Ben