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Herbs are very easy to grow and are essential ingredients for all types of cooking, as well as injecting life into a salad. Grow them on your windowsill or create a herb garden just outside your kitchen door, so that you can easily pick a few leaves to add to your meals.
Armoracia rusticana, Horse Radish, Cochlearia armoraciaThe essential accompaniment to roast beef - nothing beats the bite of your own freshly grated horseradish root. Horseradish is a vigorous perennial herb that will return year after year for an increasing supply of hot, tangy roots. These thongs are quick to establish and easy to grow, requiring little aftercare. When planted in ideal conditions, horseradish plants may become invasive, but can grown in a container to control its growth and restrict its spread. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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Mint 'Gingermint' (Large Plant)
Mentha × gracilis
A distinctive strain of Mint, which has gold-splashed leaves, and a spicy ginger fragrance. Ginger Mint plants are nectar-rich, and are ideal for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden.
The beauty of this plant makes it welcome in the mixed perennial border as well as the herb garden. Ginger Mint could also be used in summer container displays. Try Ginger Mint for yourself, and you’ll enjoy the fiery ginger fragrance, which can be used in summer drinks and desserts too! Height and Spread: 30cm (12").
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Lovage (Large Plant)
Levisticum officinalePerennial herb lovage has a distinctive flavour that combines the savoury tastes of celery and anise. Use the young leaves in soups, stews and salads or cut the stems for crystallizing. Aromatic lovage seed can also be harvested for adding to savoury baked dishes. This tall hardy herb makes a useful addition to the back of borders and kitchen gardens. Height: 2m (79"). Spread: 1m (39"). More info
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