Category Archives for Herb Garden

Types of Garden Herb

9. HERBS These herbs are all decorative shrubs or perennials and can be used in with other ornamental plants. They all prefer well drained soil and full sun. Camomile A low mat of feathery foliage with daisy flowers in summer. … Continue reading

20. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Herbs

The majority of herbs originally came from the Mediterranean and have been used for their medicinal purposes as well as culinary flavours and aromatic odours for thousands of years. They are trouble-free, attractive, easy to manage and ideal for low … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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Cottage Garden Designs

One of the sights that makes England so breathtakingly beautiful in summer is the traditional cottage garden. There is nothing lovelier in June and July. Usually a cottage garden has no formal structure and needs attention twelve months of the … Continue reading

16. June 2013 by admin
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Herbs: What and Where to Grow

Powders, juices, perfumes, oils and seeds extracted from herbs were used from the earliest times in religious ceremonies, in cooking, and by magicians in making philtres and other mysterious potions. Today herbs are usually grown for their great value in … Continue reading

30. April 2013 by admin
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Recommended Herbs for the Herb Garden

Unlike most English plant names, the names given to herbs are remarkably consistent all over the British Isles. The herbs are therefore listed here under their English names as they are in herbalists’ and nursery catalogues, and their Latin names … Continue reading

29. March 2013 by admin
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How to Grow Ginger Indoors

For an unusual indoor plant, try growing ginger from a piece of root. It makes an attractive plant and, if grown well, the root can swell to provide ginger for cooking and teas. Ginger is not hardy, and roots planted … Continue reading

04. March 2012 by admin
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Growing Herbs in the Herb Garden

Herbs in the Garden There is no doubt that herbs have become of much greater interest in recent years. This is both fortunate and logical. Fortunate because their neglect makes a large number of very attractive plants unavailable (as is … Continue reading

11. May 2011 by admin
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The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden A herb garden is not strictly a habitat and is not usually planted with wildlife in mind, but many common herbs are excellent plants in this respect, being rich in nectar and so attracting bees, butterflies, hoverflies … Continue reading

05. February 2011 by admin
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