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Herb or ‘erb, however you pronounce it, herbs are very useful plants, and are found in most gardens and kitchens all over the world. Herbs have a variety of uses - food, flavouring, medicine, fragrances, cosmetics and I some cases for spiritual care.

For most herbs, it’s leaf or flower, we use - either dried or fresh.

Herbs can be grown in pots, containers, and gardens, indoors or out. When growing herbs together in one container, select varieties with similar habits, for example chives, mint, chervil and coriander like plenty of water, whereas rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano prefer well-drained soil. Clipping back and regular picking will help control the rampant habit or some herbs, and promote a continuous supply.

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Picture of Artichoke Imperial Star
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An extra vigorous variety of Artichoke that produces high quality green 'globes' that should be harvested before the flowers begin to open. Plant in the sun, tolerant of most conditions but will produce better in a nice rich soil. Perennial.

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.2m

Artichoke Imperial Star

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Picture of Basil Red Freddy
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Excellent culinary herb. This plant is so versatile. You can use it as a garden plant, inside pot plant, patio plant, container plant, flower garden plant, hanging basket plant and has pot pourri uses.

 

Basil Red Freddy

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Picture of Basil Spicy Globe
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Spicy Globe Basil is a delightful garden plant because of its very round, compact shape and tiny, flavourful leaves, roughly half the size of sweet basil. The hearty flavour makes it a good candidate for spicier Thai and Italian dishes, in sparing amounts.

 

Colour: White

Basil Spicy Globe

Current Stock Height: 10 cm

Container: tube  ? 

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Picture of Basil Thai
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Thai basil is sturdy and compact, has shiny green, slightly serrated, narrow leaves with a sweet, anise-like scent and hints of licorice, along with a slight spiciness lacking in sweet basil. Thai basil has a purple stem, and like other plants in the mint family, the stem is square. Perennial

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Spreading

Basil Thai

Current Stock Height: 10/20 cm  ? 

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Picture of Borago Officinalis
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Borage is an old herb, known at least since Roman times. It is said that borage gladdens the heart. It can add colour and interest to any garden, and it has value in the kitchen as well. For the avid herb gardener, it's a must.

 

Colour: Blue

Borage

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

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Picture of Catnip
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A useful and attractive perennial with grey/green foliage and pretty sprays of mauve flowers that appear from spring right through to autumn. Useful as an edging for flower beds. Loves a sunny position and a good haircut every now and then. Hardy, evergreen easy to grow if you can keep your cats of it long enough!

 

Colour: Mauve
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x Spreading

Catnip

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

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Picture of Chilli Asian Fire
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It's hot, hot, hot and great for spicy Asian cuisine. Can be used fresh or cooked when green or red. Slender fruit that is approximately 13cm long. Needs a warm sunny spot to do well. Water and harvest regularly to encourage further production. Protect from frost. Perennial

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

Chilli Asian Fire

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Picture of Chilli Cayenne
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This slender Pepper has a mildly spicy flavor so that anyone can savour its flavour in comfort. Its bushy compact habit makes it a perfect choice for a container garden. The densely packed leaves provide cover from the late afternoon sun for the developing fruit. Described as an easy to grow choice for gardeners of all skill levels. Frost tender perennial.

 

Chilli Cayenne

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Picture of Chilli Serrano
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This variety is popular in Texas where it used for sizzling hot sauces and savoury pickles. Attractive 6cm long fruit which are green turning red. Needs a warm sunny spot to do well. Water and harvest regularly to encourage further production. Protect from frost. Perennial

The serrano pepper is a type of chili pepper that originated in the mountainous regions of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo. The name of the pepper is a reference to the mountains of these regions.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

Chilli Serrano

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Picture of Chilli Thai Hot
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Compact bush to 1m, tapered fruit to 40mm, green changing to red useful for hot chilli vinegar, best harvested when red, suitable for drying. Protect from frost. Perennial

 

Chilli Thai Hot

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