Flat-leaved parsley is preferred by some as it easier to cultivate, being more tolerant of both rain and sunshine and has a stronger flavour. Freshly chopped green parsley is used as a topping for soups, salads and as a flavouring for many dishes. In the garden parsley is attractive to beneficial insects.
This is not a true garlic but forms a bulb consisting of very large, garlic-like cloves. The flavour of these, while not exactly like garlic, is much more similar to garlic than to leeks. The flavour is milder than garlic, and much more palatable to some people than garlic when used raw as in salads.
The mature bulb is broken up into cloves which are quite large and with papery skins and these are used for both culinary purposes and propagation. There are also much smaller cloves with a hard shell that occur on the outside of the bulb. These are often ignored, but if they are