Grow Your Own Shakespearean Flowers or Tudor Herbs
Grow your own Flowers or Herbs inspired by Shakespeare's Greatest Works or the Tudor Household.
Unwrap your Growbar and place it into a container with plenty of space to allow it to expand. Gently pour half a litre of water and position the Growbar indoors on a warm, bright windowsill. Water regularly as the seedlings sprout and grow, they should be happy for another month. When seedlings have grown four leaves, they are ready to be potted on or planted out.
Marigold: In The Winters Tale, Shakespeare observes how the vivid orange flower 'goes to bed wi' the sun' and reopens in the morning.
Columbine: Symbolic of insincerity, it is given by Ophelia when driven to insanity by Hamlet.
Sweet Violet: Shakespeare describes the bent head of the 'nodding violet' in A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Fennel: The Anise Flavour made it a valuable herb for sweet and savoury dishes in the Tudor Kitchen.
Winter Savoury: Familiar in Tudor mazes and knot gardens the leathery, slender leaves of this beautiful herb have a peppery flavour and a natural affinity with bean dishes.
Lemon Balm: The Tudors infused the leaves to give a citrus flavour to teas, used to ease anxiety and aid sleep.
The secondary pictures show the results of the Growbar as the plants mature over several weeks. produced in the UK.