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  1. My Higgledy Garden Cut Flower patch (the beginning) by Emma | Higgledy Garden
    May 4, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

    […] out most of the light to the Higgers seedlings with their large lusty leaves. I spied some smallish Ammi majus flowers beneath the poppies. I was thrilled to see them but I’m afraid they were slightly […]

  2. Kiran
    October 7, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    I have sown a tray of ammi seedlings that are now all looking perky & about 12cm tall..can I plant them out into the garden now to flower next spring ?

  3. Growing Ammi majus | Higgledy Garden
    April 17, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    […] Someone less memorable than the tale they told once said that small flies like to cool their black footsies on the white petals of such members of the carrot family. She’s so much more than a Floral Fly Footspa – she’s like the breeze – fresh, jaunty and an Annual Cut Flower Patch must-have that is unwittingly easy to grow. A shortsighted Cornish monkey could even grow our frothy friend… on a completely unrelated matter; here is Higgledy Ben’s guide to growing Ammi majus. […]

  4. Ailsa MacDonald
    January 19, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    Success at last! I have only just discovered your site after deciding to dedicate this year (and if at all successful, every coming year) to growing an abundance of flowers suitable for floristry, and am already struck by how your advice seems perfectly matched to my needs; – surely a necessity for any gardener welcoming a new variety to their plot is identification, otherwise we’d all be weeding out our new seedlings, and there you have them, little snapshots of what I should be looking out for. Having only reached ammi majus in my A-Z search, I fear I may combust with enthusiasm for your site before I reach the zinnias. Brilliant.

    • Ben
      January 20, 2013 @ 1:44 am

      HA! great…glad you like it. Sowing in straight lines helps you spot what is what too. I shall be sowing from March…so stay tuned… :)

      • Ailsa MacDonald
        January 20, 2013 @ 8:37 am

        Yes, I shall heed all your advice and not follow my whims, as I did with my vegetable patch. Squashes the size of onions, carrots the size of radishes, sweetcorn…where did the sweetcorn go? Sticks and twine at the ready, my gardening deviant days are over.

  5. kate
    January 17, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    I tried! I so wanted some Ammi! But the darned slugs ate the lot… (And I have tried every anti-slug protection device known to womankind ..)

    • Ben
      January 17, 2013 @ 10:07 am

      yes…last year was tricky with the slugs…will be better this season….mark my words…I’ve got a crack team of frogs sweeping the country…gobbling up any slug they find.