Dahlias, sometimes referred to as the ‘queen of daisies’ have edible flowers and tubers.
The bright red Flanders poppy, also known as ‘corn poppy’ or ‘field poppy’, is not just a symbol of remembrance, parts of it can be eaten. The flowers bring a bright cheerfulness to the garden, the seed heads can be used in floral arrangements and the plants self-seed, basically looking after themselves when conditions are right.
Salsify is an old ‘heirloom’ or ‘heritage’ vegetable. It was eaten by people of in the ‘ancient’ civilisations of Rome and Greece. It was widely eaten in England during the Victorian period, especially in the late winter months when there wasn’t much fresh food around.
Whatever the colour, Nasturtiums add a bright splash to the garden, your salad, sandwich or as a garnish!