The first ever fennel I grew in my garden was the herb variety. I got a three inch pot from RHS Harlow Carr and put it in the pot with the fir tree I got from a friend as a moving in present.
Last year, I transplanted the fir along with the fennel. The fir needed to be in soil and since then it has shown that this was the right move.
The fennel has done likewise. It is now well over six feet tall and flowering. And I mean flowering….
I did get both flowers and then seeds the first year I had it but then I was either negligent or nothing happened. But by the looks of things, I am going to get quite a few seeds this time round. And I’m so looking forward to eating them toasted.