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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.
Mentha x piperita, PeppermintThe 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").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Mint Plant Collection
Mentha suaveolens, Mentha x piperita, Mentha x gentilis, Mentha x piperita subsp. citrata, Mentha x gracilis, Mentha rotundifoliaEnjoy the fresh flavour of home grown mint picked straight from your herb garden. This aromatic collection comprises seven different varieties for a taste sensation! Dot them throughout sunny borders or plant them in large patio containers. Plant different varieties of mint separately around the garden, to prevent them cross pollinating and retain their individual and distinctive flavours.
Mint Plant Collection comprises 1 plant each:
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").
Thyme 'Lemon' (Large Plant)
Thymus citriodorus, Lemon Thyme
Lemon Thyme is particularly special, with a potent lemon fragrance, which travels through the air when brushed lightly. The unique flavour of Lemon Thyme leaves also means it can be used in desserts, unlike the traditional, more savoury Thyme. The summer, pink-white flowers make this fragrant Thyme an attractive addition to herb gardens, flower borders, rockeries, along pathways or in patio pots.
This hardy perennial herb is easy to grow and unfussy about soil or site conditions. Thyme is useful as ground cover, and can also be used in coastal areas, where it copes well with winds and dry conditions. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").More info
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