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ADONIS, SPRING Adonis vernalis 15cm. A central European herb used in homoeopathy for heart conditions. Large bright yellow flowers in spring. Enjoys a dry, sunny site. Plant - £7.90
a or g ARNICA Arnica montana 30cm. A protected alpine herb with yellow-gold flowers. Poisonous internally, but it provides a fine external treatment for bruises and sprains, and in homoeopathy for shock and injury. This is our own variety which is free flowering and vigorous. Plant - £3.00
Seeds - £2.00
BEARBERRY (Grainnseag) Arcostaphylos uva-ursi P E 10cm. Highland mat forming evergreen shrub; clustered early pink flowers, and bright red autums berries. Rock garden with acidic soil. Contains astringent and diuretic properties Plant - £3.90
CARLINE THISTLE Carlina vulgaris P Bi 15cm. Thistle with a rosette of leaves producing a large round 'silvery' flower that dries well. It enjoys a rock garden type site and the root contains substances that help tone and clean the liver and urinary systems.If the flower heads are left on for the winter, they provide a "nest" for overwintering ladybirds. Plant - £3.90
b CENTAURY (Ceud bhileach) Centaurium erythraea Bi  30cm. An efficient bitter-tonic herb with antiseptic properties. Rose-coloured star-like flowers. Seeds - £1.00
CHAMOMILE, DOUBLE CREAM Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno' 10cm. This prostrate flowering variety is favoured medically, bearing showy double-headed cream flowers. Rock garden site. Plant - £1.50
a or c CHAMOMILE, DYERS' Anthemis tinctoria 75cm. Superb herbaceous plant producing masses of brilliant yellow flowers, good for cutting. Produces a yellow dye. Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.00
CHAMOMILE, LAWN or TRENEAGUE Chamaemelum nobile 'Treneague' P.E.  5cm. The most popular variety for the true chamomile lawn, creating a dense sward with a rich fruity scent, requiring no mowing. Plant 80 plantlets to the square metre - about 10cm apart,dibbling in with your fingers or plant amongst paving stones. 80 plantlets cost £13.90 (plus post of £7.50) Available from late may to late august. Plant - £1.50
a CHAMOMILE, ROMAN or COMMON (Camomhil) Chamaemelum nobile 20cm. An aromatic spreading perennial, useful for lawns but requires mowing, medically the flowers act as an external antiseptic, reducing swellings and inflammations. Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.50
a or c CHAMOMILE, WILD or GERMAN Matricaria recutita/chamomilla 60cm. The most valuable and more commonly used chamomile. The flowers make a safe and gentle nerve-sedative and gastric tonic, especially for children. Sow outside. Seeds - £1.00
COWBERRY / LINGONBERRY (Lus nam Broileag) Vaccinium vitis-idaea 20cm. 'Red Whortleberry'. Highland evergreen herb. Pink or white flowers followed by red edible berries. Prefers acidic conditions. Plant - £3.00
c EPHEDRA SINICA / MA HUANG Ephedra sinica 30cm. Low growing sprawling evergreen sub-shrub form China. The medicinal leaves should only be taken with medical supervision. We only have seeds available at the moment. Plant - £6.50
Seeds - £3.00
a HOREHOUND, WHITE (Grabhan bàn) Marrubium vulgare 30cm. Bushy, white felted, aromatic leaves and whorls of whitish flowers. One of the more popular herbal cough and cold remedies, from which a candy was once available. Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.00
HOUSELEEK (Lus nan cluas) Sempervivum tectorum P E 10cm. Cactus-like plant, good in the rock garden, producing rosettes of spiky red-green leaves and pink flowers. The leaf-juice provides relief for burns, stings and inflammations. Plant - £1.50
HYSSOP, DWARF Hyssopus officinalis aristatus P E 20cm. Neat aromatic bush, ideal for rock gardens producing clumps of blue flowers in late summer. Plant - £2.00
JUNIPER, PROSTRATE Juniperus communis depressa. P E 10cm. Prostrate evergreen ground cover shrub native to Highlands. Oil of Juniper is much used in medicine. Plant - £6.50
LADIES MANTLE, ALPINE Alchemilla alpina 15cm. Found at high altitude in the Highlands of Scotland, a very hardy survivor of rocky exposed habitats. The root and leaf can be harvested and applied either fresh or dried, mainly as a wound healer and for skin problems. Plant - £3.00
LAVENDER, DWARF WHITE Lavandula nana alba P E 20cm. A small variety but with profuse white flowers. Plant - £3.90
LIFE EVERLASTING (Cnamh lus) Antennaria dioica 10cm. Ground cover rock garden plant. Rosettes of silver-green leaves, white or pink flowers. contains astringent properties. Plant - £2.00
MARJORAM, DWARF Origanum vulgare compactum 20cm. Delightful late flowering small compact variety throwing clumps of pink flowers. Plant - £2.00
MARJORAM, GOLD Origanum vulgare aureum 60cm. A hardy variegated form of the wild marjoram with similar culinary or medicinal uses. Gold-yellow foliage and mauve-pink flowers. Plant - £1.50
a MARJORAM, POT Origanum vulgare 45cm. An important herb for seasoning meat, egg dishes and stuffing, with a warm balsamic scent and mild aromatic taste. Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.00
MARJORAM, WILD OR SCOTS OREGANO (Lus-Marsalaidh) Origanum vulgare 45cm. A hardy native herb producing tufts of rose-mauve flowers. Use the leaves and flowers freely in salads, drinks and sauces. They also contain mild antisceptic properties. Plant - £1.50
MINT, CORSICAN Mentha requienii 1cm. Minute leaves bearing peppermint scent, with tiny flowers. Plant - £2.00
OREGANO, GREEK Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum 30cm. White flowered, warm scented and hot spicy flavoured variety from the mountains of Greece. Plant - £3.00
OREGANO, TOMINTOUL Origanum vulgare 30cm. Scotland also has it's own distinct, very hardy varieties. This one comes from the Grampians and has a mild flavour that can be used in quantity. Plant - £1.50
c OYSTER PLANT (Tiodhlac na mara) Mertensia maritima 10cm. A very attractive creeping plant native to the coasts of northern and western Scotland. The trailing stems bear blue-green succulent leaves with an oyster-like flavour, and bright blue and pink flowers.The Scots Gaelic name means " Gift of the sea ".Enjoys a well drained soil, sow the seeds outside in the autumn Plant - £4.90
Seeds - £3.00
c PASQUE FLOWER Pulsatilla vulgaris 20cm. Spring (often Easter) flowering herb with rich mauve-purple flowers containing golden stamens. Yields the homeopathic remedy Pulsatilla and has numerous medical uses. Suitable for the rock garden. Plant - £3.00
Seeds - £2.00
c PASQUE FLOWER , LESSER Pulsatilla pratensis 30cm. A larger leaved form of P.vulgaris with drooping mauve or purple flowers usually showing at Easter. It is preferred by some homeopaths Plant - £3.90
Seeds - £2.00
a PELLITORY (Lus na Spine) Anacylcus pyrethrum 10cm. Chamomile-like flowers and tufted grey foliage. The root when chewed helps relieve toothache. Dry rock garden site. Plant - £3.00
Seeds - £2.00
c PRIMROSE, SCOTS Primula scotica   10cm. Native to the north of Scotland mainly above sea cliffs on short turf. A tiny but beautiful perennial with bright mauve flowers in may and september. Used as a Findhorn flower remedy. Sow outside in a pot in the autumn Plant - £3.90
Seeds - £3.00
c ROCK ROSE Helianthemum nummularium 10cm. Profuse yellow flowers and creeping foliage. A Bach 'rescue' flower remedy for fear, accident or illness. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
g ROCK SAMPHIRE Crithmum maritimum 30cm. Yellow-white flowers and succulent foliage which is excellent to eat either fresh, cooked or pickled.Its other name is "Sea Fennel "A native herbaceous perennial of the sandy or stony foreshore so grow in a well drained soil or raised bed. In northern/ upland gardens try it in a polytunnel for early delicate succulent shoots. Plant - £4.90
Seeds - £3.00
ROSEMARY , WHITE MOUNTAIN Rosmarinus officinalis albiflorus HHP  10cm. A delightful creeping variety from the mountains of Spain. It is moderately vigorous with white flowers and is suitable either for the rock garden, "flowing" over a wall, or in a patio pot. Protect during frosty/ wet northern winters. Plant - £6.50
ROSEMARY, CORSICAN BLUE Rosmarinus officinalis P E 90cm. A semi-prostrate medium blue flowered variety that has stood several hard winters. It combines a good aroma with flavour and enjoys a well drained soil or large pot. Small Plant - £3.00
Large Plant - £6.50
ROSEMARY, PROSTRATE Rosmarinus officinalis P E  10cm. A dwarf variety with very early light blue flowers, which is very suitable for a small patio pot or windowbox. Plant - £6.50
ROSEMARY, SEVERN SEAS Rosmarinus officinalis HHP P E 30cm. A good variety for growing in a pot, bearing semi-prostrate branches laden with early dark blue flowers. Bring into a sheltered place over winter. Small Plant - £3.00
Large Plant - £6.50
a ROSEROOT (Lus nan Laoch) Rhodiola rosea 30cm. An attractive blue/green leaved and yellow flowered herbaceous succulent perennial found on Scottish sea cliffs in the north and west. In Scandanavia, Russia and Iceland it has been used for centuries to enhance physical and mental endurance, preventing fatigue and stress. Modern research has confirmed this and an extract from the root is available. The Scots gaelic name means " Plant of the hero or champion ". It will grow well in a rock garden. Plant - £3.90
Seeds - £3.00
SAGE, SPANISH Salvia lavandulifolia P E  30cm. Small dark green leaves and violet/ purple flowers. A good edible aromatic variety for the small garden or pot. Recent research suggests that it may help to improve memory. Plant - £3.00
a SALAD BURNET Sanguisorba minor P E 30cm. An attractive herb for the 'wild' rock garden, bearing deep pink flowers. The young leaves have a cucumber-like taste for use in salads. Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.00
SAVORY, LEMON Satureja montana citriodara P E 15cm. Lemon savoury flavour for adding a flourish to food. Grow in a rock garden and clip back after flowering. Plant - £2.00
SAVORY, 'PURPLE MOUNTAIN' Satureja montana P E 15cm. A small attractive shrub from the hills of south-east Europe. It may be used in all savoury bean dishes and the purple flowers provide a bright garnish. Plant - £2.00
SAVORY, WINTER Satureja montana 30cm. This perennial white flowered variety has quite a strong flavour for bean and pulse cookery. Use fresh or dried. Plant - £2.00
SEA HOLLY (Cuillion traghad) Eryngium maritimum 30cm. A beautiful native perennial with green, blue and white veined foliage, topped by powder blue flowers. Eryngo roots were once used in medicine, and candied as a sweet. Plant - £6.50
g SPIKENARD, HIMALAYAN. Nardostachys grandiflora / jatamansi 15cm. A small but potent alpine with bunched jasmine scented rosy-pink flowers, now in decline in the high Himalayas due to overharvesting of the valerian-patchouli scented roots. The essential oil extracted from the root contains anti-fungal and anti- bacterial properties, that have a relaxing harmonising effect. It was used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus. "Jatamansi" enjoys a slightly acid, well drained soil in a rock garden. If you have wet conditions, cover with glass overwinter. Plant - £7.90
Seeds - £6.50
THYME, AZORICUS Thymus caespititius P E 5cm. Cushions of spiky leaves richly scented of orange-pine.Mauve flowers. Plant - £1.50
THYME, BROAD-LEAVED Thymus pulegioides P E 20cm. A very hardy large leaved semi prostrate variety with bright mauve flowers. Use like garden thyme. Plant - £1.50
THYME, CARAWAY Thymus herba-barona P E 5cm. Compact hardy creeping variety with caraway like scent and flavour. Mauve flowers. Plant - £1.50
THYME, COMPACT Thymus vulgaris compactum P E 15cm. A neat dwarf variety very suitable for the minimal garden, pot or formal edging. It has a good scent and flavour, use like Garden Thyme. Plant - £2.00
THYME, FRAGRANT/ORANGE Thymus fragrantissimus 30cm. Strong balsam-orange scented bush type with pink-white flowers. Useful in pot-pourri or try in an aromatic tisane. Plant - £2.00
THYME, GARDEN Thymus vulgaris 30cm. Neat evergreen bushes, bearing mauve-pink flowers, loved by bees and butterflies. Use a sprig as a garnish for all meat or vegetable dishes. Medicinally a mild and effective antiseptic. Planting close to beehives should help to reduce the varroa mite Plant - £1.50
THYME, LEMON Thymus x citriodorus P E 30cm. Has a fruity flavour and a refreshing aroma. Excellent in salads, teas, herb butter and on fish and meat dishes. Plant - £1.50
THYME, LEMON CARAWAY Thymus herba-barona citrodara P E 8cm. Arching and creeping variety with mauve flowers and foliage exotically flavoured and scented of lemon and caraway. Plant - £2.00
THYME, PINK CHINTZ Thymus serphyllum P E 5cm. Creeping variety with masses of fresh pink flowers. Plant - £1.50
THYME, WHITE Thymus serphyllum albus P E 5cm. Bright white 'mats' of flowers. Interplant with mauve and pink varieties for contrast. Plant - £1.50
THYME, WILD/MOUNTAIN (Lus an righ) Thymus polytrichus brittanicus P E 5cm. Very hardy. 'Carpets' of mauve flowers and aromatic foliage. Plant - £1.50
TORMENTIL (Braonan fruich) Potentilla erecta/tormentilla 10cm. Bright yellow flowered herb. The rhizome provides us with a safe and powerful astringent medicine for sore throats, cuts, grazes and minor burns. Dye plant. Acidic soil. Plant - £1.50
WALL GERMANDER Teucrium chamaedrys 30cm. Dark green oak-like leaves and whorls of rose-pink flowers, good for dwarf hedging or near a wall. It may be taken for dyspepsia or used in liqueurs, vermouths and tonic wines. Plant - £2.00
WALLPEPPER (Grafan nan clach) Sedum acre 10cm. Bright yellow star-shaped flowers and small succulent leaves for minor burns and grazes. Plant - £1.50
WORMWOOD, ROMAN Artemisia pontica 45cm. A fine and delicate Artemisia with numerous small yellow flowers. Employed in flavouring liquers. Medicinally as above. Plant - £2.00
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