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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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Thyme 'Old English' - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds

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 (300 thyme seeds)

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    • £1.99

Parsley 'Prezzemolo Gigante d'Italia' -Vita Sementi® Italian Seeds

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

A strong growing flat-leaved or Italian parsley, with good winter hardiness and dark green leaves that stand well, in good condition, without yellowing. Like all flat leaved varieties this hardy biennial has a stronger flavour than curled leaved varieties making it indispensible in for a wide range of culinary uses. Try growing parsley indoors on a bright kitchen windowsill, where Parsley 'Prezzemolo Gigante d'Italia' will produce fresh leaves virtually all year round. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (6600 parsley seeds)

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    • £2.69

Herbs For Windowsills

Ocimum minimum, Origanum vulgare, Anethum graveolens, Allium schoenoprasum, Petroselinum crispum, Greek Basil, Bush Basil, Oregano, Peucedanum graveolens, Curly Parsley, Curled-leaf Parsley

A collection of five herbs specially selected by T&M for growing on windowsills. They provide an excellent range of textures and flavours which may be used in cooking and salads.

  • Bush Basil - This hardy annual forms compact plants with lots of fragrant spicy leaves, ideal as an accompaniment to tomato dishes. Height and spread: 23cm (9").
  • Sweet Marjoram - A mild and sweet half hardy annual that is ideal for stuffing, soups and stews. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
  • Fernleaf Dill - A hardy annual that was bred for bushiness and a dwarf habit. The ultimate accompaniment to fresh fish. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Chives - A hardy perennial that will add a savoury zest to salads or as a garnish. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
  • Parsley 'Clivi' - A highly ornamental dwarf cultivar of this biennial herb with tangy foliage. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

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    • 1 packet (4 foils)

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    • £3.99

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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    • 1 packet (150 basil seeds)

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    • £2.19

Chervil (Curled) - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds

Anthriscus cerefolium

One of the most deliciously flavoured culinary herbs, widely used on the continent for its rich savoury flavour resembling that of caraway, which blends well with fish and meat. 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. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 25cm (10").

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    • 1 packet (350 chervil seeds)

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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 parsley seeds)

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    • £2.49

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").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted thyme plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted thyme plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Lovage (Large Plant)

Levisticum officinale

Perennial herb lovage has a distinctive flavour that combines the savoury tastes of celery and anise. Use the young leaves in soups, stews and salads or cut the stems for crystallizing. Aromatic lovage seed can also be harvested for adding to savoury baked dishes. This tall hardy herb makes a useful addition to the back of borders and kitchen gardens. Height: 2m (79"). Spread: 1m (39"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted lovage plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lovage plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Hyssopus officinalis (Large Plant)

Hyssop

A beautifully aromatic plant, which is short, bushy, evergreen and makes an attractive, low-growing, flowering hedge. Hyssop makes an attractive plant for the border where it will attract bees and butterflies.

The electric blue flowers of Hyssop are long-lasting and look fantastic when planted en masse in the border, or of course in the herb garden, or as a low hedge on the vegetable plot. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 100cm (39").


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

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted hyssopus plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hyssopus plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

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").


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

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted mint plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted mint plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Horseradish Root

Armoracia rusticana, Horse Radish, Cochlearia armoracia

The 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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    • 5 horseradish thongs

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99

Basil 'Lemonade'

Ocimum basillicum

Add a sherbet lemon twist to summer salads and pasta dishes with the zesty flavour of Basil ÔLemonade'. 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 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").

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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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