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Postby DeviantShrub » Fri May 30, 2008 9:04 am

Type16 wrote:
Anybody know where we can get some Mandrake in the UK? Roots, seeds, plants ??


You can buy seeds frm Nicky's Seeds: http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/p ... 2.htm#H169



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Postby craig1459 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:48 am

The fruit varieties listed below have been documented as existing before 1700.
Apples
Calville Blanc (1598)Court Pendu Plat (England, 1613)Devonshire Quarrenden (England, 1678)Foxwhelp(England, 1664)Gravenstein(Italy, before 1669)Lady (France, 1628)Old Nonpareil(England, mid 1500's)Old Pearmain(England, circa 1200)Rambour Franc(France, 1535)Rhode Island Greening (Rhode Island, 1650)Roxbury Russet (Massachusetts, 1649)Scarlet Crofton(Ireland, 1500's)
Pears
Barland (England, 1600)Belle Angevine(England, 1690)Bergamote d'Ete (1628)Besi d'Hery(France, about 1598)Besi de La Motte (France, 1685)Beurre d'Angleterre (England, 1628)Beurre Gris(France, 1650)Black Worcester (England, 1575)Bon Chretien d'Hiver (Italy, 1495)


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Postby Type16 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:58 am

DeviantShrub wrote:
Type16 wrote:
Anybody know where we can get some Mandrake in the UK? Roots, seeds, plants ??


You can buy seeds frm Nicky's Seeds: http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/p ... 2.htm#H169


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Postby Jasonx » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:29 pm

sally wrote:the BBC has a page on medieval gardens that might be useful as a quick overview, http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/design/n ... val1.shtml a few gardening manuals from the time do survive as well, plus you can look at excavation reports for info on what has been found re pollen, seeds etc on specific sites if you want to get really technical.


A good rule of thumb is start by growing what you will use yourself or what you fine hard to get elsewhere. The in between stuff tends to end up getting neglected because you don't find a quick use for it :)


Hi Sally, the bbc page about medieval gardens does not exist anymore, it has been permanently removed by the BBC. :crazy:

I've found an other version of the medieval gardening history article here: https://www.gardenlifepro.com/history-of-british-gardening-medieval/

Hope this helps you guys, :rock:
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Postby Jasonx » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:31 pm

Type16 wrote:
DeviantShrub wrote:
Type16 wrote:
Anybody know where we can get some Mandrake in the UK? Roots, seeds, plants ??


You can buy seeds frm Nicky's Seeds: http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/seeds/p ... 2.htm#H169


DS.
Big thanks! :D
Will do!


There's a great selection of Mandrake seeds on Amazon UK website too. Just search for "mandrake seeds". Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=mandrake+seeds



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Re: Period plant growing

Postby de Coverley » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:48 pm

https://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/

looks as if it should hold lots of interesting plants and maybe info and books, maybe even knowledgable gardeners who like to talk. It does have opening times, guess it's easier by public transport.




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