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Herb Rocket

Easy to grow and quick to crop, herb rocket is ideal for growing in containers and on windowsills. A popular and extremely versatile salad leaf, it makes a superb addition to mixed salads and sandwiches, giving a tangy, peppery flavour. Height and spread: 15cm (6in).  More Info

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Herb Salad Burnet

Salad Burnet can be used in salads and added to cooling drinks in a similar way to Borage. The leaves of this unusual hardy perennial herb have a delicate cucumber flavour and in many recipes are interchangeable with mint. Use the young leaves regularly as they become increasing bitter with…  More Info

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Aztec Sweet Herb 'Colada' (Botanical Infusions Plants)

If you enjoy herbs and fragrant plants, this exotic herb, from Central and South America, is something unusual to try. Used since the Aztec Civilisation as a natural, sugary flavouring, Aztec Sweet Herb can be used to sweeten tea, fruit salads or cold desserts without the calories of sugar! Its…  More Info

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Herb Of Life - Jiaogulan (Botanical Infusions Plants)

…Immortality Herb, Jiaogulan or Sweet Tea Vine - Herb of Life is a vigorous climbing vine of the cucumber family which has been used in traditional folk medicine. The leaves make a naturally sweet, aromatic herbal tea. Ideal for a shady corner of the garden, Herb of Life is borderline hardy, so…  More Info

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Lovage

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…  More Info

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Chervil

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…  More Info

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Parsley 'Laura'

A flat-leaved parsley with a more intense flavour than some other varieties. This hardy biennial herb makes an excellent addition to the herb garden. Try growing parsley indoors on a bright kitchen windowsill, where Parsley 'Laura' is becoming increasingly popular for its versatility and diverse…  More Info

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Sorrel

This hardy perennial herb is easy to grow and adds leafy texture and a tart flavour to a mixed leaf salad. Young sorrel leaves are used extensively in French cuisine, being particularly flavoursome in fish dishes, soups, stews and sauces. Height and spread: 30cm (12).  More Info

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Sorrel 'Blood Veined'

…are also particularly flavoursome in fish dishes, soups, stews and sauces. Grow this hardy perennial herb as an annual for its colourful foliage that looks equally at home dotted throughout the front of borders as well as in the herb garden or vegetable plot. Height: 90cm (35). Spread: 40cm (16).  More Info

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Fennel (Bronze)

The feathery foliage of this attractive Bronze fennel makes a handsome addition to the herb garden. This versatile hardy perennial herb has a multitude of culinary uses. Add the foliage to salads or use it to garnish fish dishes. Flavour soups, cakes and bread with the aromatic, aniseed tasting…  More Info

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Sorrel 'Volare'

Adding a lemony zing to salads, sauces, pasta and egg dishes, Sorrel ‘Volare’ is a hardy perennial herb which once sown, can be harvested for years. Easy and fast growing, sorrel is one of the earliest of crops, being ready to harvest from late spring. The leaves are packed with vitamin…  More Info

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Oregano

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…  More Info

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Lemon Balm

…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). Culinary note: Some parts…  More Info

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Borage

…beautiful hardy annual herb with rough leaves covered in silvery hairs and the most attractive celestial blue flowers. Nectar rich borage flowers are particularly attractive to pollinating insects, including bees which make distinctive flavoured borage honey. This versatile upright herb has a…  More Info

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Parsley (Flat Leaved) - Organic Seeds

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  More Info

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

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  More Info

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Golden Feverfew

This hardy, semi evergreen medicinal herb bears attractive, lobed, golden foliage and pretty white daisy flowers throughout summer. The flowers of Golden Feverfew can be dried and added to pot pourri for an aromatic fragrance. With its bright golden foliage and compact habit, this short-lived…  More Info

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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…  More Info

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Oregano 'Hot and Spicy'

…Spice up your dishes with this full hardy and easy to grow herb. It will produce an abundance of aromatic foliage ready for use from the spring into the late summer months. White flowers will appear in mid-summer meaning it will add some delicate beauty to the herb garden too. Plant up in a sunny…  More Info

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Botanical Infusions Plants - Collection

…Immortality Herb, Jiaogulan or Sweet Tea Vine, Herb of Life is a vigorous climbing vine of the cucumber family which has been used in traditional folk medicine. The leaves make a naturally sweet, aromatic herbal tea. Ideal for a shady corner of the garden, Herb of Life is borderline hardy, so should…  More Info

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Summer Savory

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,…  More Info

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Coriander (Start-A-Garden™ Range)

…to grow herb with pungent leaves cropping in only 6 weeks. Essential for adding to curries, salsa and a host of hot and spicy dishes, as well as injecting life into cool salads. A decorative herb for the border, thanks to its finely cut foliage, or as a pot plant on the windowsill. Hardy Annual.…  More Info

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Common Thyme

A useful culinary herb that can be used in a multitude of dishes, including stews and stuffings. Common Thyme is a tough and resilient hardy perennial which needs very little maintenance and copes admirably in almost any conditions, even tricky coastal gardens. The aromatic foliage can be harvested…  More Info

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Rosemary 'Miss Jessop's Upright'

…which are loved by bees. Rosemary 'Miss Jessop's Upright' forms a medium sized shrub in time, providing useful year-round colour for sunny borders, herb gardens and gravel gardens. This cultivar is especially good for hedging, and like all Rosemary, is a versatile culinary herb. Height: 200cm (78).  More Info

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Garden Mint

…is hard to beat! Add to boiled new potatoes and peas, make mint jelly or garnish summer drinks. Growing mint plants is so easy and this aromatic herb plant has a multitude of culinary uses. This vigorous perennial is best planted in a container to control its spread. Height: 30cm (12). Spread: 100cm…  More Info

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Rosemary officinalis 'Pyramid'

…easily harvest sprigs for kitchen use. Alternatively, plant Rosemary officinalis ‘Pyramid’ into a herb border to add structure amongst the low mounds of other culinary herbs. Evergreen, needle-like leaves provide interest throughout the year whilst in spring/early summer it will be…  More Info

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Fennel

Fennel may be grown as a herb for its attractive ferny foliage or as a vegetable for its swollen base and stem. With a delicate aniseed flavour the foliage of this hardy perennial makes a tasty addition to salads or as an attractive garnish. With a multitude of uses, fennel can even be used as a…  More Info

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Chives

No herb garden should be without the humble chive! With aromatic, onion scented foliage the leaves make a superb garnish for salads and sandwiches or sprinkled over hot, buttery, new potatoes. The pretty mauve flowers are edible too ? perfect for adding some glamour to your dishes to impress your…  More Info

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Sage 'Tricolour'

With a multitude of culinary uses, Sage 'Tricolour' makes a particularly attractive addition to the herb garden. The colourful variegated foliage, is deeply aromatic, making it equally useful for garnishing dishes and adding a rich flavour to meats and stuffing. Sage is undemanding and easy to grow,…  More Info

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Rosemary 'Corsican'

…is one of the strongest varieties of this essential culinary herb and is perfect for casseroles, lamb dishes, soups and more. Along with its highly aromatic foliage, Rosemary also makes an attractive and hardy evergreen shrub. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 60cm (24”).…  More Info

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Basil 'Purple Ball'

…variety, it bears small, highly flavoured, purple leaves which naturally grow into a dense ball. Wonderful for edging veg beds or as a decorative addition to the kitchen window sill, this clove-flavoured culinary herb is indispensable for tomato-based dishes. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).  More Info

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Sweet Marjoram

With a mild flavour, Sweet Marjoram herb is delicious in stuffings, soups, stews, omelettes, cheese dishes, fish sauces and salads. Sprinkle over pork, before roasting or add to melted butter to garnish vegetables. Recommended by herbalists to lower high blood pressure and combat headaches, and…  More Info

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Laurus nobilis

…which has pale yellow flowers in the spring, attracting bees and beneficial insects. The Sweet Bay plant can easily be included in borders, herb gardens or patio containers or grown larger and clipped into topiary or hedging. It looks equally at home in the formal garden or in a more naturalistic…  More Info

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Blues Colour Collection

…edged in white to give a shimmering effect. Forming a compact little bush, this hardy evergreen produces short spikes of lilac-pink flowers in summer that are highly attractive to bees. This essential culinary herb is as versatile in the garden as it is in the kitchen: given a sunny spot with good…  More Info

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Chinese Artichoke 'Rosoku'

…Crosnes. This hardy perennial from the mint family produces 20 to 30 knobbly white tubers from each plant ready to harvest from November to March. The tubers have a delicious nutty flavour and crispy texture. They add crunch to salads, can be lightly steamed and sauteed with herbs, or used as an…  More Info

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Chives

A versatile perennial herb, chives are an essential addition to the kitchen garden. They are undemanding and easy to grow, returning year after year. The pretty pink blooms are a magnet for bees and butterflies. Height: 40cm (16in). Spread: 30cm (12in).  More Info

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Mint 'Moroccan'

…well-loved herb. It does not grow as vigorously as some of the others which makes it perfect for growing in pots or hanging baskets. The leaves have a light strawberry undertone making it especially lovely in a cool sparkling summers day drink. It is likely that two harvests can come of this herb,  More Info

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Thyme 'Silver Posie'

Thyme ‘Silver Posie’ is a lovely ornamental form of this versatile culinary herb. The tiny, aromatic, grey-green leaves have white margins and form creeping mats of foliage which provide excellent ground cover for rockeries, walls and border edges. In late spring to early summer it is…  More Info

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Bay Pyramid

* Top chef?s favourite herb* Long-lasting, aromatic, edible evergreen foliageAdd a touch of class to your garden with this beautiful, evergreen Bay Pyramid. It will thrive in any sheltered position, its neat pyramid of evergreen foliage adding a touch of elegance to your patio, terrace or even…  More Info

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Herb 'Summer BBQ'

…borders. Harvest all season, from June to October, and then dry any surplus leaves to make your own bespoke dried herb mix for use throughout the winter. Height and Spread: 40cm (16in). Herb 'Summer BBQ' includes 3 plug plants, one of each of the following varieties:* Variegated sage* Lemon thyme*…  More Info

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Herb 'Gin & Tonic'

Enjoy your ‘G&T’ on the patio, flavoured with a perfectly balanced trio of fresh herbs, without getting up from your sun-lounger! This zingy trio of lemon verbena, peppermint and lemon balm are ideal for growing in patio containers beside seating. Muddle them into summer cocktails,…  More Info

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Herb 'Cool Mint'

…mint ‘Grenada’, the strongly flavoured ‘Moroccan Mint’ and the citrusy ‘Swiss’ Mint. Harvest all season, from June to October, and then dry any surplus leaves to make your own bespoke dried herb mix for use throughout the winter. Height and Spread: 40cm (16in).  More Info

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Sage 'Purpurea'

…to beneficial pollinators, making it an excellent choice for edging veg beds. In herb beds, it makes a lovely partner with golden leaved thymes. Height & Spread: 60cm (24). Useful links: How to grow herbs  Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about…  More Info

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Lovage

…contains an oil which can be an irritant. This low-maintenance herb has yellow flower umbels in June, July and August which attract beneficial insects. The hardy perennial therefore makes a great addition to both a wildlife and a herb garden and it likes a sunny or partially-shaded site. Height: 2m…  More Info

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Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue'

…all – beautiful flowers over a long period, attractive evergreen foliage, and provision of a valuable culinary herb for adding flavour to a wide range of dishes. This hardy evergreen shrub is perfect for sunny borders, gravel gardens and large pots, adding an aromatic Mediterranean touch! If…  More Info

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Hyssopus officinalis

Hysoppus officinalis is a real multipurpose plant. You could use it en masse in the border or grow a few plants in the herb garden so you can utilise the edible flowers. Bees and butterflies will be attracted by Hyssop's electric blue flowers so a bushy low hedge in the kitchen garden will encourage…  More Info

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Golden Yellow Tones Colour Collection

…to give a shimmering effect. Forming a compact little bush, this hardy evergreen produces short spikes of lilac-pink flowers in summer that are highly attractive to bees. Given a sunny spot with good drainage, this versatile herb will thrive in beds, containers, rock gardens, stone walls and even…  More Info

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Rosemary 'Blue Cascade'

…soften edges and corners and offer easy harvest for kitchen use. Low maintenance and drought tolerant once established, this versatile culinary herb is easy to grow and great for attracting pollinators. The evergreen, needle-like foliage provides interest throughout the year. Plants flower most…  More Info

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Calamintha nepeta

…produces loose sprays of small lilac flowers above bushy clumps of downy, grey-green foliage with a minty aroma. The leaves can be used as a culinary herb or for herbal teas. Excellent as a ground cover perennial where its informal habit will soften borders edges and attract a wealth of beneficial…  More Info

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Creeping Thyme

…in coastal areas, this fragrant evergreen will cope splendidly with wind and dry conditions. Renowned for being one of the most useful kitchen herbs, this variety will grow almost anywhere; in rock gardens, containers and even cracks between paving. Height: 20cm (8). Spread: 45cm (18). Culinary…  More Info

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