Herbs

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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 Artichoke Imperial Star
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An extra vigorous variety of Artichoke that produces high quality green 'globes' that should be harvested before the flowers begin to open. Plant in the sun, tolerant of most conditions but will produce better in a nice rich soil. Perennial.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.2m

Artichoke Imperial Star

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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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This culinary herb is particularly popular for adding flavour to fish dishes and pickles. Both the foliage and seeds can be used. The foliage has a mild aniseed flavour. Grow in a sunny spot with nice humus rich soil. Annual.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 30cm

Dill

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Container: 10cm  ? 

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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

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Lemon balm loses much of its flavor when dried, so it is a seasonal delight to be enjoyed while the weather is mild and the plant is green. However, enough of the fragrance remains when this herb is dried to make it a delightful addition to potpourri.

Like many other herbs, lemon balm can lose its flavor in cooking, so add it near the end of the cooking process. The fresh lemon fragrance and flavor go nicely with both chicken and fish dishes, as well as fruit and fruit juice drinks. Create your own herbal tea by cutting a few stems of lemon balm (plus any other appealing herbs), putting them in a pitcher, pour boiling water over them, and allow them to steep for about 15 minutes. Enjoy your tea hot or over ice.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Clumping

Lemon Balm

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This is a tall addition to the garden and often placed at the back of the border. It is a good idea to start a new plant every few years. Lovage prefers a rich soil that retains moisture well. It likes full sun in cool climates or partial shade where summers are very hot.

Leaves and stems used as a savoury flavouring in salads, soups, stews etc, imparting a yeasty/celery flavour.

 

Colour: Yellow

Lovage

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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

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Country Cream is a hardy, bushy perennial, which although aromatic and can be used in Italian, Greek, Mexican dishes, is mostly used for ornamental purposes. Loves a sunny spot in rich well drained soil. It forms a dense mat and a small pink flower. Trim back regularly to maintain shape and vigour.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 40cm

Marjoram Country Cream

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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

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