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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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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 off it long enough!

 

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

Catnip

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aka Garlic Chives

Flat leaves with a mild garlic flavour make these versatile Chives a useful Herb for a variety of dishes. A good substitute for those who find bulb garlic too strong. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Perennial.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x multiplies

Chives Garlic

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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aka Chives

This variety of Chives is a vigorous grower with good disease resistance. Nice broad leaves that can be chopped up to add to summer salads etc. Will form a good clump in the vege patch or can be grown in a pot. Prefers the sun and good drainage. Perennial.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x multiplies

Chives Onion

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aka Elephant Garlic

This is slow growing and forms a very large bulb. Individual corms have a mild sweet taste (especially when roasted) and are less intense than regular Garlic. Plant in Jun, harvest Dec. Plant no deeper than 2 cloves depth. Feed low nitrogen fert.

Garlic loves a sunny, well drained spot in fertile soil. Once harvested, around Christmas time, leave to dry in a warm, sunny spot until the leaves wrinkle and turn brownish. Then take the leaves off and store your bulbs whole in a cool airy place until required. NB Elephant Garlic does not store for as long as regular Garlic but once you get the taste of it that shouldn't be a problem. This is a hard necked variety.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Multiplying
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm

Garlic Elephant 10pk

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Garlic Elephant 5pk

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aka Garlic

A culinary soft neck Garlic with a premium flavour. Forms large, firm, white skinned cloves. Companion plant as aphid deterrent. Plant in a sunny, well drained spot with the 'pointy' end up in Jun, harvest Dec. Use low nitrogen fert. Stores well. For more info www.wairere.co.nz/How-To

Once you have dug your Garlic up around Christmas time (6 months after planting). Leave to dry in a warm dry spot until the leaves die down. Then break the leaves off and store whole in the pantry until you are ready to use. Home grown fresh Garlic has an exquisite sweet flavour that is hard to beat. Bon appetit.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Multiplying
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm

Garlic Printanor 200gm approx.

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Garlic Printanor 500gm approx.

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Garlic Printanor 1kg approx

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Garlic Printanor 100gm apx.

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Originating from Acorn Bank, the National Trust garden in Cumbria, this golden marjoram has very long, pointed leaves. To achieve the full golden colour of this herb, plant it in semi shade. Full sun can produce pale leaves

 

Flower Colour: Cream
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15cm x 30cm

Marjoram Acorn Bank

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aka Sweet or knotted marjoram

Sweet marjoram is widely used as a flavouring for salad dressings, vegetables, legumes and oils. The flavour resembles a blend of thyme, rosemary and sage.

 

Flower Colour: Pink

Marjoram Pot

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aka Mint Common

There are several forms of Garden Mint, the true variety being of bold, upright growth, with fairly large and broad leaves, pointed and sharply serrated (or toothed) at the edges and of a rich, bright, green colour.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Creeping

Mint Common

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Mentha arvensis is a species of mint with a circumboreal distribution. It is native to the temperate regions of Europe and western and central Asia, east to the Himalaya and eastern Siberia, and North America.

 

Flower Colour: Mauve
Habit: Spreading

Mint Wild

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

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aka Oregano or Marjoram

Herb. A highly ornamental and delicious herb that is an essential ingredient in Italian style cuisine. A must have on top of Pizza. Mainly used dry. Plant in a sunny well drained spot and give it a good haircut every now and then. Perennial.

 

Flower Colour: Pink
Habit: Sprawling
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x spreads

Oregano Common

Current Stock Height: 5/8 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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