Herbs

Herb Bench

We sell herbs throughout the season although the range will vary depending on the month and will be very limited at the start and end of the season.

We also stock Herb Seeds during the season.

Current Availability as shown below

chivesA hardy perennial plant with hollow grass like leaves. The small purple flowers make this a nice plant for the edge of the herb garden. Chopped Chives are used in salads, cooked vegetables, soups and egg dishes. Flavour is similar to an onion.

Lemon ThymeAn attractive evergreen perennial with aromatic foliage and yellow flowers in the summer. Grows up to 45 cm high but responds well to keeping it in trim. The leaves have a slightly spicy flavour and are used chopped into salads

Marjoram goldenMarjoram is popular in Mediterranean and North American cookery. Add to vegetables, tomato-based dishes, stuffings, forcemeats, sausages, preserved meats, game, poultry and pulses. Chop the leaves, but do not use the stems; add at the end of the cooking time.

Moroccan MintMint. (Mentha spicata) (common garden mint) or Mint (mentha spicata var Morrocan). Both are a Hardy herbaceous perennial variety of mint with closely set toothed leaves. A very fragrant strain with a clear spearmint flavour. Grown in Morocco for mint tea. Use for mint sauce or jelly and with new potatoes, peas or other vegetables. Also in salads and fresh yoghurt desserts. Height 60cm. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Usage: Herb garden/Border

sage commonSalvia  officinalis. A perennial herb with narrow pale grey-green leaves with a rough texture and soft purple flowers. Primarily used in stuffings. Also adds flavour to meat and poultry dishes, salads, herb cheeses and vinegar. We have one or more of Purple Sage, Common Sage or Sage Tricolour.

Thyme GardenGarden Thyme. A bushy subshrub with aromatic dark green leaves. Mauve flowers from late spring to mid-summer. Height 15cm, 30cm. Spread 40cm. Flower colour Mauve. Flowers May, July. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Herb garden/Border