Orders placed now will be dispatched in the New Year.
First time I have ever tried to grow fruit, i.e. a relative novice. So you can imagine my surprise and delight when my Raspberries Polkas started to appear a couple of weeks ago (a month early!). Now growing in abundance and with a little bit of added sugar... "Absolutely delicious!!!!"
Supplied as a pot grown plant approximately 6" (15cms).Available from approximately mid May 2015
One of Cleopatra's secret beauty ingredients!
Virtually every anti-ageing cream and potion on the market claims to contain Aloe vera in some form or another - and with very good reason as its moisturising and skin nourishment properties are legendary - so why not use the 100% pure Aloe vera gel fresh from your own growing plant?
Nature's Nurse? That has been said, and we say its properties are miraculous. Recognised by the ancient Hebrews as a 'Holy Medicine' and still found in some desert areas in places such as Africa, Mexico and India. The sap of this plant actually engenders the rebuilding and healing of damaged skin tissue.
Aloe vera has been found to provide virtually instant relief to burnt or scalded skin as well as sunburn - and actually aid in the healing process. It is also good for healing radiation burns.
Similarly Aloe vera has been found to be extremely effective in the treatment of leg and skin ulcers, as well as acne, cuts, and skin abrasions and has natural antiseptic properties. With all these benefits don't forget your pets where Aloe vera is excellent for relieving itching and scratching from flea bites and other skin complaints.
Aloe vera can of course also be taken internally to aid in the relief of digestive problems and irritable bowel syndrome.
Aloe vera is not a cure all but it does contains 9 out of the 10 most important amino acids, the essential regenerative 'building blocks' of protein and trace elements of potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium, chromium and zinc. It is rich in saponins (natural antiseptics) and anthraquinones with their antibiotic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is believed that the polysaccharides containing glucose, mannose, galactose, xylose, arabinose, enzymes all contribute to blood cell enrichment and hence 'healing body chemistry'.
The natives to the island of Socotra, in the Indian Ocean use it to makes a violet dye.
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.
Plants Awarded The RHS Award Of Garden Merit
A listing of the seed and plant varieties sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that have been awarded the Award Of Garden Merit by the RHS.