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Apple Mint (Mentha suaveolens) | 5 Large Plug Plants£4.99
Apple Mint (Mentha suaveolens) is a perennial herb with a spreading habit and apple scented leaves. Light lilac flowes are produced in summer.
Coriander Common | 5 Large Plug Plants£4.99
Coriander is a feathery annual herb, with clusters of spicy seeds. A must for every herb garden.
Origanum Vulgare (Common Origano) | 5 Large Plug Plants£4.99
The common oregano, grown for culinary use. Produces aromatic, oval, dark green leaves used in cooking and as seasoning. Small white flowers appear in the summer.
Basil ‘African Blue’ produces a bushy plant that can reach an eventual height of around 75cm.
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Basil ‘African Blue’ produces a bushy plant that can reach an eventual height of around 75cm. It is an easy to grow herb with dark green purple-veined leaves and is topped with fragrant blue/purple/mauve flowers and has a brilliantly long flowering time, up to six months. This gorgeous garden plant can be grown for its decorative features alone, as well as its delicious flavour. For culinary use, just pinch off small sprigs. This will allow the plant to send out more shoots for picking. Basil goes well with tomato dishes and the dainty flowers can be sprinkled onto salads. Highly recommended.
or can be purchased as part of Herb Collection E
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Brand: Brookside NurserySupplied as: 5 Jumbo Plug PlantsEventual Height: 75cm (30")Position: Sun or Partial ShadePrimary Flower Colour: BlueSuitable for Hanging Baskets? YesSuitable for Patio Containers? YesPlant Type: Tender PerennialSpacing: 30cm (12")Flowering Period: June-October
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Our herb plugs are securely rooted, healthy plugs that would benefit from being grown on in 9/10cm pots for a few weeks before planting out in herb gardens, containers or hanging baskets. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 2.5 – 3cm deep x 3.2cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm – 5cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.
Basil ‘African Blue’ can be grown in pots by the kitchen door (if its warm and sunny) or in the border. It requires a fertile, well-drained neutral soil in full sun/partial shade.
‘African Blue’ is one of the few basil varieties that is perennial, officially classed as a half-hardy perennial, (HHP), so it may need some frost protection in the winter in colder areas so once it has died back in late autumn, give it a mulch to protect the crown of the plant. It will reappear the following spring with fresh growth.
It can also be grown as a companion plant in the greenhouse next to aubergines, tomatoes and chillies as it acts as a deterrent to aphids.
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Tarragon French | 5 Large Plug Plants£4.99
French Tarragon is an aniseed flavoured, aromatic perennial. Often used with fish, pork, beef, poultry, game, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, and the majority of vegetables.
Thyme Common English (Thymus vulgaris) | 5 Large Plug Plants£4.99
Commonly in the garden and used for cooking. Dark green upright, bushy foliage with pink flowers. Excellent when used sparingly with poultry, meat and game and in soups.
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) | 5 Large Plug Plants£4.99
The must have herb. The leaves have a mild onion flavour which when finely chopped can be added to many dishes. Perennial herb which is very easy to grow.
Mint 'Ginger' (Mentha x gracilis) | 5 Large Plug Plants£4.99
When brushed past, the glorious scent of ginger/apple on the leaves of Ginger Mint is delicious.