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  • 6 Plants, 2 of Each Variety:
  • Sage, Thyme, Rosemary
  • Easy to grow in full sun
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6 x p9 Pots
£24.95each
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1 - 2
3 +
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£ 24.95
£ 22.95

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Description

Mix of Three Herbs, p9 Pots. Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

It is a real joy to grow, harvest and use your own home-grown herbs in cooking and even cocktails. They also add a bit of kitchen-garden cachet to your garden. We have chosen three easy and essential herb staples to grow on windowsills, in window boxes or in beds in your garden. Just give them some sun, shelter, and well-drained soil to flourish, and you'll be in for a culinary feast and a deliciously scented garden treat.

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Growing Your own Herbs In Your Garden

The three herbs we have chosen need plenty of sun to bring out their full scent and flavour, and none like water-logged soil so water little and often. Barring the odd natural scissor-prune via harvesting leaves for your own use, they require little attention. They can be planted with other herbs to make a lovely container display, say in an old wine or potato crate, or placed in borders with ornamental perennials which is a popular cottage garden scheme to follow.

Sage is a wonderfully aromatic Mediterranean herb that, unlike other herbs, produces a stronger flavour the larger the leaf grows. The intensity of its flavour makes it an extremely popular flavouring for food - with its most famous UK incarnation being in sage and onion stuffing. Medicinally it has many properties: it is a good source of vitamin A and C and is rich in minerals such as potassium. The origin of its name comes from the Latin verb 'salvere': to save.

Rosemary is another sun worshipper originating from dry and rocky Mediterranean soil. It particularly doesn't like getting its feet wet so generally young plants are better in containers than in the garden. If you aren't harvesting it regularly for kitchen use, cut back annually to stop it from getting too woody. Rosemary can grow quite big so bear that in mind when you position it - it will need repotting occasionally as it grows. Out of the three herbs, it is probably the most versatile in terms of its use: it has an array of culinary features, enjoying a particular relationship with lamb and stews; medicinally, it is noted as excellent for the brain, aiding memory, and is a good antioxidant; ornamentally, it is used in gardens for decorative as well as practical use and has lovely purplish flowers in summer popular with bees, and it looks fabulous in table decorations and flower displays.

Thyme is a fabulously versatile herb in cooking, providing flavour in stews and soups, adding bite to caramelised vegetables and dressing meats, pastas and more. It is wonderfully robust and like its Continental team mates, needs sun and shelter. It flowers in the summer and enjoys a trim afterwards. Medicinally, it is an antioxidant, helps fight bacterial infections and relieves coughing. Its oil - used in aromatherapy treatments - is harvested just before it flowers when the oil content is at its peak. Etymologically, its name is derived from the Greek word Thumus, meaning courage. It certainly deserves the nomenclature for its hardiness in growth.