Blanch by covering the sea kale
with an opaque or use a deep, loose and dry mulch.
Eryngium Maritimum with its deep roots delving for moisture was growing between sand and rocks at the edge of the sea.
And on a white sandy beach, we are treated to salty sea kale
and juicy seaweed "grapes".
Once, when we were filming Wild About The Garden for Channel 4, we came across salt slacks tucked behind the dunes where Crambe maritima, or sea kale
, was in full flower and scenting the air with its alyssum-like perfume.
The lagoon is also home to rare maritime plants such as sea kale
and sea beet growing out of the shingle and clumps of sea campion, thrift and sea poppy, which is also known as yellowhorned poppy.
can be found on shingle beaches in April and prawns can be caught in nets.
broad beans peas baby artichokes sea kale
or celery asparagus would also be good 1 tsp white wine vinegar 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp dijon mustard salt and pepper parmesan tarragon, chervil or mint method Mix vinegar, oil and mustard together and season with salt and pepper Prepare veg and cook in salted water - remember it's best not to salt the water for the broad beans as this will toughen their skins.
is available now and Rhodes advises: 'You can treat it just like white asparagus.
, eryngiums, Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' and pink knautia in Carol's seaside garden MAIN IMAGES: Jonathan Buckley
HAVEN SENT Sea kale
, eryngiums, Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' and pink knautia in Carol's seaside garden Holidays are here
The mighty Esgair Gemlyn - home to specialist plants such as Yellow Horned Poppy and the rare Sea Kale
- is inching its way inland year-on-year, and will eventually swallow up the lagoon.
One of the first plants to go in is the striking sea kale
, crambe maritima.