Burpee Europe – Sowing the seeds for wellbeing

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The Burpee Europe team are committed to developing tasty, disease resistant vegetables, fruit and blooms for use by home gardeners across the UK. The enabling and encouraging of the cultivation of gardens offers a myriad of benefits to individuals and communities….one of these is that of wellbeing.

Gardening and the positive aspects it offers to one’s physical and mental health is not a secret.  The fresh air and exercise coupled with the satisfaction of nurturing plants brings a happy release of serotonin and endorphins.  But which seeds should you sow and why?

Garden of Joy

For an instant boost of happiness, nothing delights quite like a bed of flowers with bright, cheerful faces. If these blooms bring bees and butterflies flocking to your garden all the better! If you are looking for a sure-fire way to keep your spirits up, simply surround yourself with gorgeous blooms that bring you joy for weeks!

Sunflower ‘Sunray’ (Yellow – the colour of hope & joy)
Or should we call it, Sunflower ‘Hurray’, for this is what you will feel like shouting every time you look at them! Every garden, big or small, has room for this sunflower in patio containers or beds and borders.

Tagetes Erecta ‘Olleya’ (Orange – the colour of warmth, kindness & happiness)
Olleya, olleya, olleya !!!!!  This Fleuroselect Novelty Award Winner will offer outstanding performance in patio containers and garden beds, blooming from July until the first frost!

World Herb Garden

If you are not going abroad this summer for a relaxing holiday, don’t panic, you can fulfil your wanderlust at home!  With herbs you can sow a holiday health spa in your own back yard!  Nothing nourishes the soul like aromatic and beautiful plants and with the added physical health benefits of gardening, this is a win-win solution!

Basil ‘Batik’ (Green & Purple – the colours of nature and nobleness)
Tasting this gorgeous variety will allow your mind to drift to the beaches of Asia. Not only is the flavour of Batik delightfully aromatic and perfect for curries, soups and even ice cream, the flowers bloom late in the season, offering an autumn show of splendour.

Basil ‘Spicy Sabre’ (Green – the colour of growth & freshness)
Research has found that certain compounds in herbs such as basil can help to alleviate anxiety and depression.  This unique cultivar with bright green sabre-like serrated leaves and has a distinct spicy taste.

Burpee Europe seeds are sold via top UK seed companies.

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