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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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Basil 'Sweet Green'

Ocimum basillicum

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With a flavour that tastes of mint and cloves, Basil 'Sweet Green' compliments courgette and tomato dishes and is quite legendary in pesto. Large aromatic leaves are produced on neat bushy plants. The fresh basil leaves make a delicious addition to salads and pasta dishes. 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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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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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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Basil 'Crimson King'

Ocimum basilicum

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Grow this new British bred Genovese type for a 100% purple leaved Basil with increased vigour, uniformity, and traditional 'cupped' leaves. Basil 'Crimson King' makes an excellent ornamental edible adding a bright splash of colour to the herb garden, and is ideal grown on the windowsill, or in containers or baskets outdoors in the summer. 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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Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Comfrey leaves can be harvested several times a season and used as a compost activator to help breakdown other compost materials. This perennial herb is also used as a mulch, and makes superb liquid manure on tomato and potatoes plants. Height: 120 (47"). Spread: 150cm (59").

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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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Basil 'Siam Queen'

Ocimum x citriodorum

A particularly fragrant selection and a distinct improvement over other Thai Basils. Basil 'Siam Queen' has an extra large leaf with an intense liquorice fragrance. The bright green basil leaves make an attractive foil for its purple-red stems which bear violet-pink flowers. Superb as a container plant on the patio or you could try growing basil on the kitchen windowsill and 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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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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Oregano - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds

Origanum vulgare, Wild Marjoram, Pot Marjoram, English Marjoram, Wintersweet

This hardy perennial herb has sweet smelling, aromatic foliage which is commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine. Try it sprinkling oregano on lamb or pork before cooking. Oregano, also known as Pot Marjoram makes a useful and low maintenance addition to the herb garden. The flowers produced in summer and autumn can also be used for flavouring after they have been gently dried. Height and 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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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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Basil 'Christmas'

Ocimum basilicum

A wonderful new basil from British breeding of Thai and Genovese crosses. Basil 'Christmas' produces large glossy leaves with a unique fruity, mulled-wine aroma associated with Christmas time. The aromatic foliage adds flavour to all manner of dishes, particularly Italian recipes. A profusion of stunning purple flowers makes this herb a decorative, edible pot plant for the kitchen windowsill, the flower border, or for containers outside. Height: 30cm (12”). 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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Lemon Balm - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds

Melissa officinalis, Bee Balm

A bushy herb that resembles mint in appearance, with an invigorating lemon scent when the leaves are crushed. The aromatic foliage can be used to make refreshing lemon balm tea or added to soups and oils for a tangy lemon flavour. Lemon balm flowers are particularly attractive to bees giving rise to its other name, bee balm. This hardy perennial herb has a vigorous habit which is best restricted by growing it in a container. Height: 50cm (20"). 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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