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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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Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon citratus

A real delicacy, Lemon Grass is essential in Thai and Vietnamese dishes and an excellent addition to soups, curries, sauces and fish dishes. The woody stems of this refreshing herb are also delicious for making an invigorating tea. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 90cm (35").

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

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 (500 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Parsley 'Plain Leaved (Sheeps) 2' (Flat Leaved)

Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum, Flat-leaved Parsley, Plain-leaved Parsley, Italian Parsley, French Parsley

This hardy biennial is one of the most popular herbs for culinary use as a garnish, flavouring sauces and pastry, and associating particularly well with fish. With a stronger flavour than curled varieties, this 'Flat-leaved' or 'Italian' Parsley makes a useful, low maintenance addition to herb gardens, or grow parsley indoors on a bright kitchen windowsill. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).

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    • 1 packet (1100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.29

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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

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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    • 1 packet (500 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.39

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

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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

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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    • 1 packet (250 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Chervil

Anthriscus cerefolium

Curled chervil is one of the few hardy annual herbs for all-year-round use. The leaves can be chopped and used in salads, stews, and dressings, or used as a garnish in the same way as parsley. Widely used on the continent for its rich savoury flavour resembling that of caraway, which blends well with fish and meat. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 25cm (10”).

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    • 1 packet (750 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Sage

Salvia officinalis , English Sage

The soft blue-green leaves of sage are ideal for adding their rich flavour to meats and stuffing. This hardy sub-shrub is an essential herb for adding to the Sunday roast but also makes an attractive plant in the perennial border. The flavour of the leaves will be best when growing sage in warm, dry conditions. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 90cm (36").

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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 (75 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Parsley 'Laura' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Petroselinum crispum 'Laura', Plain-leaved Parsley, Flat-leaved Parsley, Italian Parsley, French Parsley

 
  • Intense flavour
  • Can be grown all year round

A kitchen favourite - this flat leaved parsley has an intense flavour ideal for bringing a huge range of cooked or salad dishes to life. As well as growing outdoors, Parsley 'Laura' can be grown on the windowsill all year round. 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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    • 1 packet (750 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99