Rosemary Green Ginger Herb Plants
Green Ginger Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Green Ginger'
Perennial. Ht up to 60cm. An aromatic, evergreen, perennial shrub. Ginger scented leaves, good upright, compact habit. Pale blue flowers in Spring. Suitable for a sheltered position in sun or partial shade. Ideal on light sandy or chalky soil. Ideal for tubs and pots. Great culinary flavour with meat, fish, eggs, cheese, jams, jellies, biscuits and fruit salad. Good digestive properties.
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Mint Ginger Herb Plants
Mentha x gracilis Variegata
Perennial. Ht 45cm. Forming an extensive mass of erect stems with ovate and lance shapes, slightly wrinkled gold/green variegated leaves and producing whorls of pink purple flowers in Summer. Valued for its antiseptic properties, it also aids digestion and can be used for culinary purposes.
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Mint Lime Herb Plants
Mentha x piperita Citrata Lime
Perennial. Ht 60cm. A hardy perennial with vigorous, upright, dark green leaves, purple flowers and a lime fragrance when rubbed and brushed against. The leaves may be used in summer drinks or with fruit salad. Plant in a rich, moist soil in sun or shade, good in pots or tubs.
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Basil Herb Plants
A definite in the top 10! We are asked for this all year round but as its a very tender annual we only grow it when natural conditions allow it to flourish in this country. I guess you get used to seeing it in the Supermarkets whatever the season, but, as it needs lots of heat and light and we dont believe in providing that artificially, we wait for the real sunshine that allows the flavour to develop into that familiar and exceptional taste that combines so well with tomatoes.
Sweet Basil is still the most popular and the one that everyone recognises but there are many other varieties; some with a hint of lemon, lime or cinnamon, others with purple or curly leaves or a combination of the two! Then theres Holy and Thai to make your decision even more difficult! Greek Basil with miniature leaves but retaining the same flavour, Bush Basil somewhere between the size of Sweet and Greek or Napolitano, also called lettuce leaved - there are lots to choose from!
What is common throughout is their love of warm sunshine and their need to be watered early in the day, preferably from underneath to allow the stems to be dry at night. A rich, free draining growing medium is best to prevent the stems from rotting; something they are prone to if allowed to stand wet - especially when the temperature drops at night.
Basil Herb Plant Varieties List
Click here or on the photo above to list the Basil Herb Plant varieties available from our nursery.