Fennel – Foeniculum Vulgare – (3 litres)
If you have visited us here at Enchanted Gardens you will know that I allow my Fennel to grow all over the gardens and nursery – its such a gorgeous perennial I let every self sown tower of Aniseed Fluff to do whatever it wants. My perennials lean and climb through them, and the flowers are irresistible for the pollinators.
The yellow flowers attract hoverflies which eat aphids.
For culinary use they are an excellent digestive aid and the young leaves can be chopped for salads, Stuff the leaves into oily fish such as mackerel, and garnish what you will.