Herbs

Herbs

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HERB Angelica  9cm
HERB Angelica 9cm
A tall, stout, very ornamental and aromatic plant with large white flowers from May to July. It is a short lived perennial herb. It has a smooth, dark purple, hollow stem. The leaves are dark green, divided into three parts, each of which is again divided into three serrated leaflets, sometimes lobed. Hght & Sprd - 1.8 x 1.2m (6 x 4ft). Well drained soil in sun or part- shade.
HERB Balm - Lemon  9cm
HERB Balm - Lemon 9cm
A bushy upright perennial with wrinkled, light green leaves and spikes of yellow flowers from June to August. Can be used in stuffings, jams, fruit salads, vegetable salads and fruit drinks. Height - 60-120cm (2-4ft); Spread - 45cm (18in). Prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position.

HERB Catmint  9cm
HERB Catmint 9cm
A.k.a. - Nepeta mussinii. This aromatic plant provides a decorative display with its grey-green foliage and numerous spikes of blue flowers, borne throughout the Summer. Most well-drained soils in full sun. Height & Spread - 45 cm (18 in). Flowering time - June to Sept. Hint - Trim back after flowering.

HERB Chives - Common   8.5/9cm
HERB Chives - Common 8.5/9cm
Aromatic perennial with green leaves. Dense umbels of bell-shaped bright pink flowers from May to July. Grown for its edible, hollow dark green leaves for use in salads, soups etc. Height - 60cm (24in); Spread - 8cm (3in). Will grow in most well-drained soils in sun or partial shade.

HERB Chives - Garlic  8.5/9cm
HERB Chives - Garlic 8.5/9cm
Clump forming perennial with long thin flat leaves and pretty white flowers. The mild garlic flavoured leaves can be chopped and added to salads, cooked vegetables, soups, egg and cheese dishes. The flowers are good in slalads. Height - 30cm (12in); Spread - 8cm (3in). Will grow in most well-drained soils in sun.
HERB Cotton Lavender  9cm
HERB Cotton Lavender 9cm
Will produce a showy display of evergreen silvery grey foliage and bright yellow button flowers in mid to late summer. Can be used for insect bites and stings as well as for a moth repellent. Prefers a very well-drained sunny position. Trim after flowering. Can be grown as a short hedge. Height - 60cm (24in).

HERB Curry Plant   8.5cm/9cm
HERB Curry Plant 8.5cm/9cm
A bushy evergreen subshrub with woolly stems and narrow silver-grey to yellowish green leaves which can be used in salads. Dark yellow flowerheads from June to September. Height - 60cm (2ft); Spread - 90cm (3ft). Needs very free-draining soil in a sunny sheltered position. Good for pots.
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HERB Curry Plant - Dwarf 9cm
A bushy evergreen subshrub with woolly stems and fragrant, narrow silver-grey to yellowish green leaves. Dark yellow flowerheads from summer to autumn. Height - 60cm (2ft); Spread - 90cm (3ft). Prefers well-drained soil in a sunny position.

HERB Fennel - Bronze  8.5/9cm
HERB Fennel - Bronze 8.5/9cm
Bronze feathery leaves with yellow flowers. Very striking in the herbaceous border. Slight aniseed smell. The leaves and stalks can be cooked with fish, pork or veal with the seeds used in fruit pies. Height - Up to 1.5m (Up to 5ft). Prefers a sunny site in well-drained soil.
HERB Fennel - Green  8.5/9cm
HERB Fennel - Green 8.5/9cm
A tall and graceful perennial herb sometimes mistaken for dill but with a completely different taste and fragrance. Very fine green leaves and bright yellow flowers. Used primarily with fish sauces and cooked vegetables. Height - Up to 1.5m (Up to 5ft). Prefers a sunny site in well-drained soil.

HERB Hyssop - Blue  9cm
HERB Hyssop - Blue 9cm
An aromatic semi-evergreen shrub with erect stems and narrow mid-green leaves. Slender spikes of funnel-shaped dark blue flowers from June to September. The leaves aid digestion of fatty meat and fish. Plant near vines to increase yield. Adds flavour to stewed fruit and tarts. Height - 60cm (2ft); Spread - 90cm (3ft). Prefers a sunny position in well-drained soil.


HERB Lavender - 'Grosso'  9cm
HERB Lavender - 'Grosso' 9cm
A very hardy hybrid lavender, much grown comercially in France for oil. Bears many large spikes of heavily scented violet flowers which are excellent for drying. The foliage is silver-grey. Add flowers to soups, stews and salads. Grow in well-drained, fairly fertile soil, in full sun. Height - 90cm (3 ft).
HERB Lavender - 'Munstead'  9cm
HERB Lavender - 'Munstead' 9cm
'Lavender'. A compact bushy evergreen shrub with narrow grey-green leaves and spikes of purple-blue flowers from July to August. Height - 45cm (18in); Spread - 60cm (24in). Prefers a sunny position in well drained soil.

HERB Lavender - 'Vera'   8.5cm/9cm
HERB Lavender - 'Vera' 8.5cm/9cm
(Lavendula angustifolia Vera). A form of 'Dutch Lavender'. A very strongly scented lavender. A rounded bushy shrub with silvery-green leaves and spikes of purple flowers in July & August. Height - 90cm (36in); Spread - 1.2m (4ft). Prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position.
HERB Mint - Apple   8.5/9cm
HERB Mint - Apple 8.5/9cm
Large, rounded, hairy leaves with the scent of mint and apples. Spikes of pale mauve flowers. Prefers a sunny position in moist, well-drained soil. Culinary Use - Mint sauce, potatoes, peas and summer drinks, etc. Height - 60cm (24in).

HERB Mint - Chocolate Peppermint  9cm
HERB Mint - Chocolate Peppermint 9cm
Dark green leaves with dark veins. Dense clusters of mauve-pink flowers from June to August. Can be grown in pots. The extra strong peppermint flavour has a hint of chocolate. Add to puddings, Summer drinks and tea. Prefers sun or part-shade in moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Height - 60cm (2ft).
HERB Mint - Garden   8.5/9cm9cm
HERB Mint - Garden 8.5/9cm9cm
Bright green leaves with mauve flowers in Summer. Used for mint sauce, marinades and seasoning meat and fish. Prefers sun or part-shade in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Height - 45cm (18in). Spread 30cm+ (12in).

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HERB Mint - Moroccan 9cm
(Mentha spicata var. crispa). A spreading perennial with spearmint flavoured leaves. Dense clusters of white flowers from June to August. Prefers a fertile, moist, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Height 40cm.

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HERB Mint - Strawberry 9cm
(Mentha piperata). A NEW Mint with a striking strawberry aroma and flavour. Ideal for fruit punches and teas and added to soft cheeses. Topped with spirals of lilac flowers in Summer. Prefers a fertile, moist, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade. Height - 50cm (20in).

HERB Oregano - Common  9cm
HERB Oregano - Common 9cm
A bushy woody based perennial with aromatic dark green leaves and clusters of pink/white flowers from June to September. Semi-Evergreen foliage. Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Use in pizzas and pastas. Height 30-90cm. (1-3ft). Spread 30-45cm (12-18in).
HERB Parsley - Curled   9cm
HERB Parsley - Curled 9cm
A biennial herb usually grown as an annual with aromatic bright green leaves. Bears tiny, star-shaped yellow-green flowers in its second year. Prefers sun or light shade in a fertile moist, deep soil. Ideal for using in soups, sauces, parsley butter and garnishing. Height - 80cm (32in). Spread - 60cm (24in).

HERB Parsley - Flat / French   8.5cm/9cm
HERB Parsley - Flat / French 8.5cm/9cm
(Petroselinum crispum French). A biennial herb usually grown as an annual with aromatic bright green, fan-shaped leaves. Bears tiny, star-shaped yellow-green flowers in its second year. Prefers sun or light shade in a fertile moist, deep soil. Ideal for using in soups, sauces, parsley butter and garnishing. Height - up to 60cm (24in).
HERB Rosemary Officinalis  9cm
HERB Rosemary Officinalis 9cm
Small pale blue flowers in spring and summer. Short dark green needle-shaped aromatic leaves. Prefers free-draining soil in a sunny position. Height - up to 2m (6ft). Culinary uses - Adds flavour to meat, fish and egg dishes, etc.

HERB Sage - Purple   8.5/9cm
HERB Sage - Purple 8.5/9cm
(Salvia officinalis Purpurascens Group). An upright hardy purple-leaved form. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun. Height - 30-75cm (12-30in). Culinary Use - Stuffings and stews.

HERB Sorrel - Red Veined  9cm
HERB Sorrel - Red Veined 9cm
(Rumex sanguineus var sanguines). A perennial with lance-shaped, green leaves and striking red veins. Use in salads and soups. Likes a rich, moist acidic soil in partial shade. Height - 45cm (18in).
HERB Tarragon - French   8.5/9cm
HERB Tarragon - French 8.5/9cm
Aromatic, long narrow smooth green leaves with a minty-anise flavour. Prefers a sunny or slightly shady position in moist, well-drained soil. Culinary Use - Use sparingly in soups, and white sauces, as well as with fish and for flavouring vinegar. Height - 30-90cm (12-36in). Spread - 45cm (18in).

HERB Thyme - 'Doone Valley'  9cm
HERB Thyme - 'Doone Valley' 9cm
'Thyme'. An evergreen mat-forming sub-shrub with dark green leaves dotted with yellow. Lavender-pink flowers open from crimson-red buds from June to August. Height 8-12cm (3-5in); Spread 40cm (16in). Prefers a sunny position in well-drained soil.
HERB Thyme - 'Silver Queen'  9cm
HERB Thyme - 'Silver Queen' 9cm
Variegated, silvery-white, oval leaves with pale pink flowers. An evergreen, low-growing herb with a lemon fragrance. Leaves can be used in cooking, particularly fish or chicken. Prefers a sunny spot in moist but very well-drained soil. Prune back leggy stems in early Spring. Height - 10cm (4in). Spread - 30cm (12in).


HERB Thyme - Golden   8.5cm/9cm
HERB Thyme - Golden 8.5cm/9cm
'Golden Thyme'. An evergreen mat-forming sub-shrub with mid-green leaves suffused yellow, bright yellow in full sun. Pale lavender-pink flowers from June to August. Height - 10cm (4in); Spread - 20cm (8in). Prefers a sunny position in well-drained soil.