‘Fennel: plant away from gardens; disliked by most plants.’ John Jeavons, How to grow more vegetables
The other day I posted a photo of the blossom on my apple tree. I was pleased that some was finally showing but I was also concerned about the amount of time it was taking. It’s almost May and I am sure there should be more buds than this:
And I have a suspicious the culprit might be this:
So, the fennel has now been dug out, will be dry and enjoyed as tea. But I think that is the last I will plant in my back garden. I am inclined to see what happens out the front, but that will be a story for another day.