Winter Herbs

Flavour from the garden this month Not all herbs die down in winter. Fortunately some really flavourful ones are evergreen and can be used in our winter dishes. • Rosemary (Rosmarinus sp.) An evergreen, winter-hardy shrub so leaves can be … Continue reading

Common Yarrow

Common Yarrow is a hardy perennial herb, which  can be found growing wild all over the world, but is most common in Europe, Asia and North America. Yarrow is a drought tolerant plant which grows best in a poor, free draining soil. … Continue reading

New this year – Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) A new plant for us in  2012  – Milk Thistle is a tall annual or biennial plant with large spiny leaves mottled with white,   and purple thistle type flowers in summer. Milk Thistle is a … Continue reading

Salad Burnet

Our Salad Burnet plants are looking good now. Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba Minor) is a clump forming evergreen perennial herb with soft green pinnate leaves and small crimson flowers on long stems in summer. It grows best on a chalky soil … Continue reading