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  1. Comparing a March sowing and an April sowing. | Higgledy Garden
    March 19, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

    […] unless you are a well trained professional such as myself) two types of seed. I have sown Calendula ‘Indian Prince’ and also Cornflower ‘Black Ball’…both of these are pretty bullet proof. (I have […]

  2. MS Flower Shop
    September 19, 2013 @ 4:27 am

    Very informative.. I like it!

  3. Ruth
    May 31, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Hi Ben…mine are starting to appear, yay! When is the best time to pick the
    …when they are fully open or before? Thanks

    • Ben
      June 4, 2013 @ 9:42 am

      Hi Ruth…sorry…must have missed your question….I pick mine just after they have opened…they seem to last yonks in the vase…and once calendula get going they are flower making MACHINES! :)

  4. Salisburygirl
    April 11, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Hi Ben, sorry, I meant in modules as i haven’t even done that yet as it has been so cold and miserable here i didn’t even bother with them. Need to catch up now so it will be a busy, but hopefully productive few weeks! Thanks again.

  5. Salisburygirl
    April 11, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Dear Ben, Thank you for my seeds, they arrived (incredibly quickly) on Tuesday. I went a bit mad as couldn’t decide which ones to leave out! I am really looking forward to growing them. The ones you sent me last year were fab so i can’t wait to pick a vase full.
    It looks like it might be going to warm up here at last, so will have a go at planting them as per your very helpful your guides, this weekend.

    • Ben
      April 11, 2013 @ 9:16 am

      wonderful…thank you for you kind words… I shall be sowing direct into the soil this weekend here in Cornwall…but bear in mind the soil temps over the uk are down on the average…about two weeks behind…