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Victorian Garden


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Canna lily

Canna Lilly, brought to London from the East Indies and the Americas These plants were brought to London from the East Indies and the Americas and were popular in Victorian gardens.
They have broad, flat, green or purple leaves.
The flowers are usually red or orange in colour.

Trowel

Trowel, a garden tool used to dig up and prepare the earth This is a garden tool used to dig up and prepare the earth for plants.
It has a curved blade.

Herbs (sage, parsley, chives)

Herbs, strongly flavoured and used in the kitchen These herbs were used in the kitchen.
Sage could be used for stuffing meat and for sauces; parsley was used to garnish food and also in sauces and chives were used as a garnish.
All have strong flavours.

Apple tree

Apple tree - apples were used in savoury and sweet dishes Home-grown apples of many types were used in savoury dishes and in sweets and desserts for the family.

Roses

Roses, a popular plant in English gardens The sweetly-scented flowers and beautiful colours have made the rose a popular plant in English gardens.
They originally came from the Middle East.

Dahlia

Dahlia, brought to England from Mexico These plants were brought to England from Mexico.
The flowers are made up of many pointed petals and were found in lots of different colours, which fascinated and delighted the Victorians.