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Herb or ‘erb, however you pronounce it, herbs are very useful plants, and are found in most gardens and kitchens all over the world. Herbs have a variety of uses - food, flavouring, medicine, fragrances, cosmetics and I some cases for spiritual care.

For most herbs, it’s leaf or flower, we use - either dried or fresh.

Herbs can be grown in pots, containers, and gardens, indoors or out. When growing herbs together in one container, select varieties with similar habits, for example chives, mint, chervil and coriander like plenty of water, whereas rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano prefer well-drained soil. Clipping back and regular picking will help control the rampant habit or some herbs, and promote a continuous supply.

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Picture of Basil Spicy Globe

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Spicy Globe Basil is a delightful garden plant because of its very round, compact shape and tiny, flavourful leaves, roughly half the size of sweet basil. The hearty flavour makes it a good candidate for spicier Thai and Italian dishes, in sparing amounts.

 

Colour: White

Basil Spicy Globe

Current Stock Height: 10 cm

Container: tube  ? 

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Where would summer be without Basil to add fragrance and flavour to a multitude of dishes? Large shiny green leaves that taste great fresh - wonderful for Pesto. Leaves can be frozen for future use if you have an over-production. Loves the sun and good drainage. Protect from frost. Annual.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 20cm

Basil Sweet Genovese

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: tube  ? 

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Thai basil is sturdy and compact, has shiny green, slightly serrated, narrow leaves with a sweet, anise-like scent and hints of licorice, along with a slight spiciness lacking in sweet basil. Thai basil has a purple stem, and like other plants in the mint family, the stem is square. Perennial

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Spreading

Basil Thai

Current Stock Height: 10/20 cm  ? 

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Flat leaves with a mild garlic flavour make these versatile Chives a useful Herb for a variety of dishes. A good substitute for those who find bulb garlic too strong. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Perennial.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x multiplies

Chives Garlic

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This variety of Chives is a vigorous grower with good disease resistance. Nice broad leaves that can be chopped up to add to summer salads etc. Will form a good clump in the vege patch or can be grown in a pot. Prefers the sun and good drainage. Perennial.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x multiplies

Chives Onion

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A gourmet bulb Fennel with big white bulbs that are not too fibrous and have a delicious, mild, aniseed flavour. The bulb can be eaten raw or cooked and the foliage can be finely chopped and used as a garnish. Likes the sun and fertile, well drained soil. Perennial.

 

Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm

Florence Fennel Milano

Current Stock Height: 15/25 cm  ? 

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Originating from Acorn Bank, the National Trust garden in Cumbria, this golden marjoram has very long, pointed leaves. To achieve the full golden colour of this herb, plant it in semi shade. Full sun can produce pale leaves

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15cm x 30cm

Marjoram Acorn Bank

Current Stock Height: 0/5 cm  ? 

Container: 10 cm  ? 

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Sweet marjoram is widely used as a flavouring for salad dressings, vegetables, legumes and oils. The flavour resembles a blend of thyme, rosemary and sage.

 

Colour: Pink

Marjoram Pot

Current Stock Height: 5 cm

Container: 10 cm  ? 

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Sweet Marjoram is a rich, sweet tasting herb, that is used interchangeably with oregano. It has tender leaves and stems, grows well just about anywhere, and is a great kitchen windowsill garden choice. A tender plant. Consider your marjoram to be an annual.

Cut back juicy stems and leaves as they grow. Sweet marjoram will provide you with multiple cuttings in one season. Cut the soft stems and leaves and add at the end of the cooking time. Use a small amount to begin with. Marjoram boasts a more powerful flavor than the same amount of oregano.

 

Colour: Mauve

Marjoram Sweet

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There are several forms of Garden Mint, the true variety being of bold, upright growth, with fairly large and broad leaves, pointed and sharply serrated (or toothed) at the edges and of a rich, bright, green colour.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Creeping

Mint Common

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