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My Asian Pear Trees arrived today, thank you. Very well wrapped and in good order. One is for a friend, and one for myself. Fortunately I had left the outside door open, and shut the inner door, as I must have been in the garden when the parcel was delivered, or they might have taken my trees away!
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Tansy Plant

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Image of Tansy
Image of Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

  • Strong aromatic scent and flavour make this herb an excellent insect repellent.
  • With a flavour not dissimilar to Rosemary this is also useful in the kitchen.
  • Bright yellow flowers.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Available from APPROXIMATELY late April / early May 2021

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Pollinator Friendly

Thanks to its strong aromatic flavour, many consider Tansy to be useful only as a natural insect repellent; a plant or two in the kitchen will reduce the number of flies who will visit! Around the house it is probably better to tie and hang bouquets of dried flowers or foliage (or both); these will not only keep flies away but also ants, and even moths (so perfect for the clothes cupboard).

But with a flavour similar to Rosemary it is also a versatile kitchen herb that can be used with sweet and savoury dishes alike.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Grows to approximately 2-4 feet (60-120 cm) tall.
  • Prefers full sun to light shade.
  • Doesn't like to sit in wet ground, but likes a moist, well-draining soil.
  • Dark green leaves which are 'toothed'.
  • Has flat umbels of golden-yellow buttonlike flowers.
  • Flowers July - September.
  • Will spread quite vigorously.
  • Plant out 3 feet (90 cm) apart.
  • Roots can be divided in spring or autumn.
  • Can self seed.
  • Culinary Uses.
  • Leaves can be stewed with rhubarb.
  • Tasty rubbed onto meat, like rosemary.
  • Can be used to flavour sausages, omelettes, meat pies and stuffing.
  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Can help with bruising, rheumatism, varicose veins and sprains.
  • Can be used to expel worms.
  • Other Uses.
  • The flowers can be dried to become 'everlasting' flowers!
  • Will repel insects, so can be good planted near fruit trees, or hung indoors.
  • The leaves contain insecticide that can deter mice, ants, fleas and flies.
  • If the flowers are boiled they will produce a lovely golden yellow dye.
  • Added to your compost heap will help produce a potassium mix.

Disclaimer
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. Avoid if you have sensitive skin as can cause irritation. Use in moderation as it is potentially toxic. Do not use during pregnancy. 

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How To...

How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.

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Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265