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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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Basil 'British Basil'
Ocimum basillicum, Common Basil, Sweet Basil
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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Ocimum basillicumAdd a sherbet lemon twist to summer salads and pasta dishes with the zesty flavour of Basil ‘Lemonade’. The delicious leaves will bring a taste sensation to a bowl of fresh strawberries! This useful annual herb produces attractive bushy plants with a neat, compact habit and an abundance of glossy, aromatic foliage. A superb RHS AGM variety that’s perfect for growing outdoors, where it shows outstanding tolerance of our changeable British summers, remaining disease free right through to Summer’s end. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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