Bronze Fennel has the same taste than green fennel, but looks even more stunning in the perennial border. This plant 1.5 meters, half a meter across and and the soft airy feather foliage with the unique bronze colour add interest to the back border. By the end of summer, little yellow flowers appear which develop … Read more Fennel Bronze, Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’
Epazote – grow your own Mexican ingredients! Why grow epazote? If you like Mexican food then epazote is the herb for you! Easy to grow herb for a Mexican inspired garden. The cent of epazote is strong and unique and added to bean dishes to resuce flatulence, to quesadillas, tamales, enchiladas amongst others. Traditional mexican … Read more Epazote, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Mexican Tea, Dysphania ambrosioides
Epazote ‘Oaxaca Red’ is similar the green epazote, but its leaves and stems are reddish. ‘Oaxaca red’ has a good flavour. For information about epzote, here is the description of green epazote.
Chives in the Kitchen: No productive garden can be without chives. Onion chives is less overpowering than garlic chives and adds interest to many dishes. It’s much nicer in lettuce than onions and blends well with other herbs. You can cut it up finely to garnish soups or mix it in scrambeled eggs, it’s phantastic … Read more Chives, Onion, Allium schoenoprasum
This plant is sent bare rooted and requires immediate planting upon arrival! Garlic chives is so pretty when in flower that I grow it in the flower bed rather than the vegetable garden. Garlic chives is an Asian onion species native to the Himalayas (Nepal, Bhutan, India) and to the Chinese Province of Shanxi. It … Read more Chinese Chives/ Garlic Chives, Allium Tuberosum
This is the perennial chamomile, but unlike the lawn chamomile it develops flowers. Grow your own Chamomile Tea! How to use Chamomile: Every house needs chamomile.It is one of the basic herbal remedies to have always at hand. Grow your own and enjoy the fresh herb! Grandmothers used it for tummy aches or to settle … Read more Chamomile, Roman or English, Chamaemelum nobile, Matricaria recutita, bare rooted
Another small salad herb with huge nutritional value! The dainty leaves of this pretty plant tastes like cucumber and is used fresh in salads, herb butters, cheese, vinegars, marinades, beverages and makes a pretty garnish. It is very nutritious and has medicinal value. The burnet family (sanguisorba) has 30 members, two are commonly known as … Read more Burnet, Salad burnet, Sanguisorba minor
Angelica herb for your woodland garden – a useful beauty! If you don’t want to grow this plant for medicine or food, then grow it as an ornamental in your shade garden! Medical uses for Angelica: This sweet ‘herb of the angels’ is a member of the parsley family and was once thought to be … Read more Angelica Archangelica – for medicine and sweet dishes