This is Martin. I love Martin!
Martin gets his own special mention because he’s so pretty. He’s also the gift that keeps on giving as he flowers all the way from April – October. As well as being a stunner the flowers are edible and are great as toppings for salads or as cake decorations. I LOVE MARTIN!
He is perfect for pots so I followed my ‘how to pot plants’ steps when popping him in my new containers from Harlow Carr (an awesome cheap find for quite an expensive place), but did a slightly different mix so less sand and more leaf mould (or compost if you don’t have any), seeing as how he’s not from the Med.
Martin is a viola and should live for years (hopefully!). To keep him looking fresh he just needs watering regularly (I’m going to try a couple of times a week) and snipping off any wilted flowers low down the stem at the base of the plant making way for new ones to grow through in its place.
~Green Fingered Girl x