Went down to Dunbar harbour today to check on the raised bed we built there a couple of years ago. It's still standing, and full of marigolds.
The original idea was that this was to be a physic garden (the site having been a hospital at one point) and (according to Wikipedia) marigold flowers were used in ancient cultures as a medicinal herb, and in more recent times pharmacological studies have suggested that extracts may have anti-viral, anti-genotoxic, and anti-inflammatory properties. And they look great, too.
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