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     Native British 

Wild Garlic Bulbs

Latin:  Allium ursinum

Other Names:  Ramsons
Distribution:  Native perennial of woods and shady places throughout Britain.
Habitat:  Native perennial of woods and shady places preferring damp conditions.

Description:  A medium perennial growing up to 45cm.  The leaves are broad and flat.  The white, star-shaped flowers are held in a spherical head from April to June.
Uses:  The bulbs can be used for cooking although the usual culinary species is Allium sativum.  The leaves, however, can be used in salads or cooked to flavour dishes.  They particularly complement soft cheeses.  In the past, it has been used to treat digestive disorders, rheumatism, high blood pressure and asthma.
Other Notes:
 The plant is similar to the poisonous Lily of the Valley when not in flower, but the garlic smell of Ramsons when crushed is distinctive.

Planting Instructions for 'In the Green' Bulbs:  The bulbs should be planted as soon as you receive them.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  If the earth is frozen solid, then you’ll need to wait until it is crumbly again.  If you do need to wait for a couple of days, sink the bulbs in some damp compost in a sheltered place until the soil is crumbly again.

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Planting Instructions for Dry Bulbs:  Wild Garlic bulbs should be planted in the autumn as soon as received.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  Plant with about 10cm of soil above the bulb, so that the soil covering does not dry out during the Spring.  If the soil dries out, the plant may not have sufficient moisture to build up the bulb for flowering the following year.

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Plant the bulbs as soon as possible upon receipt. These bulbs were grown in Britain from cultivated stock.



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