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Herbs


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.



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Summer Savory

Satureja hortensis

With slender bronze green leaves and lilac tubular flowers, this hardy annual makes an attractive addition to the herb garden. Summer Savory lends an aromatic peppery tang to soups and seafoods. It's mild flavour is useful as an alternative to sage or thyme, and it is also used to aid digestion, reduce fevers and soothe bee stings.

Grown next to broad beans it is reputed to help repel black fly. Gather Summer Savory when harvesting your broad beans and cook them together - it does wonders for the flavour. The secret is to have your Summer Savory 15cm (6in) tall by early May to plant out amongst your beans! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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    • 1 packet (400 summer savory seeds)

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Basil 'Sweet Green'

Ocimum basillicum

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High notes of mint and clove make Basil 'Sweet Green' a refreshing alternative to traditional sweet basil. Large aromatic leaves are produced on neat bushy plants. Use Basil 'Sweet Green' to complement Mediterranean courgette and tomato dishes and an aromatic addition to salads and pasta dishes. It also makes a legendary pesto! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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How to grow herbs    How to grow Basil


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (400 basil seeds)

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Fennel 'Victorio' F1 Hybrid

Foeniculum vulgare, Florence Fennel, Sweet Fennel

Outstanding yields of large, smooth and pure white bulbs with an enticing and traditional aniseed flavour. Fennel 'Victorio' is a newly bred form which has neat foliage and improved resistance to bolting. The foliage of this hardy perennial makes a tasty addition to salads or as an attractive garnish. With a multitude of uses, fennel can even be used as a compress for softening rough chapped hands, or for treating numerous ailments. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (50 fennel seeds)

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Mint

Mentha x piperita, Peppermint

The ideal accompaniment to roast lamb - homemade mint sauce is hard to beat! Add to boiled new potatoes and peas, make mint jelly or garnish summer drinks. Growing mint plants is so easy and this aromatic herb plant has a multitude of culinary uses. This vigorous perennial is best planted in a container to control its spread. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 100cm (39").

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (750 mint seeds)

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Basil 'Classico' - Vita Sementi® Italian Seeds

Ocimum basilicum, Common Basil, Sweet Basil

Essential for authentic Italian cuisine, this sweet basil is one of the most popular varieties, with a strong scent and distinctive fresh flavour. Try growing Basil on the kitchen windowsill or in convenient containers outside the back door. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow herbs    How to grow Basil


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (4000 basil seeds)

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Basil 'British Basil'

Ocimum basillicum, Common Basil, Sweet Basil

The best Basil for UK summers! British breeding has produced a new variety of this popular herb that's much more tolerant of cold weather, wind and light frosts. With a classic, aromatic flavour, Basil 'British Basil' is ideal for pasta sauces, salads and a wide range of culinary dishes. Grow Basil 'British Basil' in the vegetable plot or in patio containers by the back door for a delicious crop all summer and well into the autumn. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow herbs    How to grow Basil


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (150 basil seeds)

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Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

This perennial member of the onion family is undemanding and easy to grow, returning year after year, and attracting bees and butterflies to its pretty pink blooms. Chives are an essential addition to the herb garden. Their leaves and edible flowers make them indispensible for garnishing potato salad, soups and other savoury dishes. Chives are ideal for edging paths and borders and also make an excellent companion plant, deterring pests such as carrot root fly. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (700 chive seeds)

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Thyme 'Old English'

Thymus vulgaris

One of the most useful kitchen herbs for stews, stuffings and bouquet garni. This aromatic, evergreen thyme will grow almost anywhere in containers, rock gardens, borders, and even cracks in paving. Ideal for creating low, matt forming groundcover that will attract bees to the tiny, pink blooms. Thyme is particularly useful in coastal areas where it copes well with winds and dry conditions. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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    • 1 packet (450 thyme seeds)

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Thyme 'Orange Scented'

Thymus vulgaris

Lilac flowers and sweet blue grey leaves. More info
    • 1 packet (400 thyme seeds)

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Sage 'Tricolour'(Large Plant)

Salvia officinalis

With a multitude of culinary uses, Sage 'Tricolour' makes a particularly attractive addition to the herb garden. The colourful variegated foliage, is deeply aromatic, making it equally useful for garnishing dishes and adding a rich flavour to meats and stuffing. Sage is undemanding and easy to grow, tolerating periods of drought with ease once established. The flavour of the leaves will be best when growing sage in warm, dry conditions. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 90cm (36"). More info
    • 1 x 14cm potted sage plant

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Dill 'Bouquet'

Anethum graveolens, Peucedanum graveolens

An exquisite dwarf form of this charming, architectural herb. The delicate, ferny foliage is highly attractive and surprisingly compact, making it ideal for container growing. Excellent in the herb garden and ideal for windowsill growing. Dill 'Bouquet' is easy to grow and tolerant of most conditions, requiring little maintenance. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 20cm (8").

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 dill seeds)

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Rosemary - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds

Rosmarinus officinalis

Essential with roast lamb, the dark green aromatic foliage of rosemary has a multitude of culinary uses. This shrubby evergreen is ideal for a sunny herb garden and even survives in poor soils, requiring very little maintenance. Height and spread: 150cm (59in).

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (50 rosemary seeds)

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