A common  mistake with Herb Growing is not cutting back enough What makes an herb grow fast and neatly, is pruning. Of course pruning an herb means that you are actually harvesting the great tasting leaves and stems. If you do … Continue reading

The Holly and The Ivy

Holly and ivy Although the Christmas tree is now the season’s dominant icon, throughout most of history holly and ivy enjoyed top billing. Both were powerful talismans in Europe’s pre-Christian religions, because they flourish, and even bear fruit, in the … Continue reading

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