I have just tried growing your Victorian colossal pea, with fantastic results. We have a small garden and my wife found these thinking we would get more for the same space as the 'normal' peas. Problem is they are so heavily laden with pods they are tearing from the support frame and I have had to tie them up with soft string. A problem that is very welcome. I have just sown more in the greenhouse to plant out for a later crop. I have also tried your coloured carrots but too soon to try, but I will be ordering more seeds and greater variety in the future. Best wishes
Jeff Norris, Ashington, Northunberland
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We make no claim that this is a rare or uncommon plant as it is often found in many homes up and down the country, and of course was always popular in Victorian times.
It is frequently used as both a hanging basket and ornamental plant alike. It is only in recent years that this plant has been recognised as having particular beneficial properties in cleansing and ridding the air of pollutants. Even BBC Tomorrow's World featured this plant being introduced into houses in Canada to relieve the harmful effects of a particular gas that was being liberated as a result of using an untried cavity foam insulation material. As a result of using the plant the occupants of such properties were able to live without feeling nausea and sickness resulting from the gas liberated by the insulating material that had been used. Likewise in stuffy offices or smoky atmospheres this plant has a beneficial effect in improving the cleanliness of the air.
In recent years, in publications such as the New Scientist, articles have revealed problems that people suffer from having houses built over granite rock, particularly in the West Country, Scotland and parts of the Midlands where, apparently Radon gas leaks directly into their homes. This is known to be extremely harmful to health. Where new properties are being constructed measures are being taken to insulate floors to prevent the ingress of Radon gas. This plant is one of nature's miracles and could, undoubtedly, be a contributory factor in relieving this problem. In consequence we offer mature plants that will continue to grow and thrive, whether you have atmospheric pollution or not. Pieces are easily snapped off, potted up and will grow on. It is included for the benefit of those that would like to put it to the test.
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.