All Flowers that are red
For all flowers that arise from tubers, cut the stems flush across the bottom. Mercedes calls these :male' flowers. Not to be confused with the male parts of flowers or male flowers on cucurbits.
This is simply a term to distinguish how to treat the stems of cut flowers.
Tip: Gladioli needs the top few cms removed so that the blooms sit up straight.
- List of red flowers available as cut flowers in February.
China aster, bouvardia, dahlia, gerbera, nerine, roses, water lily.
The colour red increases your heart rate and appetite, but is also a symbol of passion.
- Trees that have red flowers in February: Stenocarpus sinuatus: Firewheel tree. (pictured.)
Video was recorded live during the broadcast of Real World Gardener on 19th February 2020
- If you don’t like bitter notes in your food I’ll tell you how you can grow it without it turning bitter a little later.
- Did you know that Endive is a cool weather green, because like hearting lettuce, it bolts to seed in warm weather?
- Now is the perfect temperature to sow the seeds of Endive.
- Curly Endive has narrow, curly outer twisted
leaves that are firm and bitter to taste. The outside leaves are dark green,
while the core can be yellow or white.
- Escarole, or broad-leaved endive (var latifolia) has broad, pale green leaves and is less bitter than the other varieties. Broad-leaf Endive consists of a bunch of thick broad leaves that are coarse and slightly tough in texture. This type of Endive is eaten like other greens, sauteed, chopped into soups and stews, or as part of a green salad.
|Endive broad leaf|
- Now here’s the tip on reducing the bitterness.
Blanching is a technique used in vegetable growing.
- Young shoots of a plant are covered to exclude light, so that they don’t produce as much chlorophyll, which is that green stuff in leaves.
- The result is leaves that are paler in colour.
- Blanched vegetables have a more delicate flavour and texture than unblanched vegetables.
- You can also blanch your Endive by tying the leaves together when a rosette begins to form or cover with a large pot for about 3 weeks.