A fabulous new version of an old favourite. An upright Rosemary that grows into a pillar or column. Softest blue, large flowers appear from April through to October with the main flowering in September. Loves a well drained sunny position. Clips well. Evergreen.
Colour: Blue Habit: Columnar Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 0.5m
'Tuscan Blue' is a form of the upright Rosmarinus officinalis selected for the dark blue flowers which appear on and off for most of the year. Happiest in the sun with good drainage. Tolerant of cold and coastal conditions. Trim regularly to keep compact and encourage new growth. Evergreen.
This Rosemary can be used for culinary purposes, mmmm is that Roast Lamb I smell cooking? Also makes a great hedge or background shrub.
Colour: Blue Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.3m x 1m
This is the perfect Thyme to use as a tough aromatic ground-cover. Little dark green leaves and tiny crimson pink flowers in summer. Hardy and easy to grow. Benefits from a light trim every now and then. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted / Pink Habit: Ground-cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15cm x spreads
This delightful and dainty little Thyme is perfect for use as a ground-cover in a warm sunny well drained position or just enjoy some in a pot. The little bright green leaves are smothered by dainty white flowers in summer. Forms a neat and tidy mat. Evergreen.
Can be used for culinary purposes if desired. Trim lightly after flowering to keep compact and avoid over fertilizing as generally Thyme are best left to their own devices.
Colour: White Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 30cm
The common name for this garden Thyme is Woolly Thyme which relates to the tiny, hairy, grey leaves which form a dense carpet. While not suitable for culinary purposes it is very useful as a ground-cover or for draping over walls and banks. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Ground-cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5cm x spreading
This pretty little Thyme is usually grown more as an ornamental than a herb because of its attractive, dainty, silver-green leaves that are edged with white. Lilac flowers in summer. Highly aromatic. Plant in sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.
Colour: Mauve Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 60cm
Yams. Inca Gold is a new variety bred for New Zealand conditions. It has a yellow flesh and grows up to 10cm long and 3cm thick. It has a lovely flavour and is a high yielder.
Plant July to mid October.
Harvest Approx May/ June/ July, when tops of yam plant have totally died off or after first frost. It is recommended that if you are in regions that have frost’s, leave your yams in the ground to get frosted a few times. This then enhances the flavour.
Yams grown in New Zealand originate from the South American Andes where they are known as oca. Their waxy skins are shiny and colourful and is thin and soft and needs no peeling. The white to lemon-yellow flesh has a smooth, silky texture with a nutty taste, similar to beetroot. Earth gems have a crisp texture, which remains even when cooked. They can be boiled, steamed, microwaved or baked.