Plants and Info


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List of Plants

(This list and the information has been compiled by Wendy Calabria, Nicholas Calabria and Cary Lenehan.  Web assistance is from David Beresford).

First Planting in the Medieval Garden plot (2 December 2014).  Seeds were sewn in October 2014.

Key: 1_3 [1=first planting_3=Plant number 3] Latin Name (Medieval Name) Common name

1. 1_1 Small-Burnet-1 PDF Herb Sanguisorba minor, (Small Burnet) Salad Burnet, Minor Burnett, Garden Burnett, Burnet

2. 1_2 Mirabilis-1 PDF Mirabilis jalapa (Mirabilis) Mirabilis, Marvel of Peru, Four o’clock Plant

3. 1_3 Marigold-1 PDF Calendula officinalis (Marygold) Marigold, Ruddles, Pot Marigold

4. 1_4 Borage-1 PDF Borago officinalis (Bee’s Bread) Borage (Blue and White), Bee Plant, Starflower

5. 1_5 White-Mustard-1 PDF Sinapis alba (White Mustard) White Mustard

The establishment and maintaining of the Medieval Garden is a real teamwork effort.  First seeds are chosen to be sourced and planted.   The staff at the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens (RTBG) strike the seeds and nurture them until they are mature enough to be transferred to the Medieval Garden plot.

The planting is done by members of the Barony of Ynys Fawr (part of the Kingdom of Lochac) which is one of many Kingdoms that form part of the world wide organisation known as the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism).  The two Gardeners from the Barony of Ynys Fawr normally sign in (as volunteers) and check the Medieval Garden plot once per week.

During the week the staff at the RTBG water and maintain the Medieval Garden plot along with the many other plots which form part of the Community Garden at the RTBG.  The duties of the Gardeners includes maintaining the Medieval Garden section of the Barony of Ynys Fawr website, taking photos of the progress of the Medieval Garden, pruning, picking and collecting various flowers, seeds and foodstuff, pulling out old plants, weeding, planting various herbs when they are mature enough and taking plant waste to the compost bins provided.

Gardeners’ Notes: Along with the above plants which were planted in the Medieval Garden as time went by other plants also showed up in the plot including:
i. Red Clover which we have chosen to keep and nurture.
ii. Stinging Nettle which representatives of the RTBG advised we are not allowed to keep as it spreads too readily.

Second Planting (Thur 19 March 2015).  Seeds were sewn earlier by the RTBG (Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens).

1. French sorrel (PDF to be added later)

2. Lovage (PDF to be added later)

3. Honesty (PDF to be added later)

Seeds being prepared for the Third Planting:

1. Caraway (PDF to be added later)

2. Italian Parsley (PDF to be added later)

3. Coriandrum sativum (Coriander also known as slow bolt coriander, non bolt coriander, cilantro (in North America) and Chinese parsley) (PDF to be added later)

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