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c BARBERRY Berberis vulgaris 200cm. A native deciduous shrub with slightly oriental looking yellow flowers followed by bright red berries, used in medieval times as a high vitamin C jelly. In Europe and in India the root and bark are used extensively, for example as a liver tonic and detoxicant and for their anti-cancer effects. Plant - £4.90
Seeds - £2.00
BAY TREE   An evergreen shrub or small tree. use the leaves fresh or more flavoursome when dried in soups, stews, fish dishes or pickles. Grow in a container for northern or exposed gardens Small Plant - £6.50
Large Plant - £13.90
c BOG MYRTLE (Rideag) Myrica gale 90cm. 'Sweet Gale'. Deciduous shrub with aromatic foliage utilised for flavouring beer or in pot-pourri, linen bags and repelling insects. Bog garden with acidic soil. Plant - £6.50
Seeds - £2.00
BOX, DWARF Buxus sempervirens suffruticosa P F 15cm. A slow growing small variety for those gardeners wanting a minimal hedge. Plant - £3.90
BUTCHERS BROOM (Calg-bhealaidh..) Ruscus aculeatus P E 30cm. A native shrub with prickly evergreen leaves and red berries. It has edible young shoots, contains a medicinal substance of use in jaundice and gravel, and is used as a Christmas decoration in the home and church.We have a self-pollinating varity available that fruits freely. Plant - £6.50
CAROB TREE Ceratonia siliqua   An evergreen shrub or small tree from the mediteranean that produces edible fruit pods which can be dried and powdered. These can be used as a chocolate substitute in cakes biscuits and drinks. It is not hardy in the northern UK so grow as a half hardy perennial in a large container. Plant - £6.50
CEDAR, WHITE / ARBOR-VITAE, Thuja occidentalis 2000cm. A hardy coniferous tree from north america. The leaves and bark have a fruity- camphor aroma that finds their way into many remedies, for example helping to reduce inflammations, clear toxins internally and externally. Not for home use. It can be grown as a therapeutic hedging plant. Plant - £3.90
CHASTE TREE Vitex agnus castus HHP  120cm. European aromatic shrub with small lilac or lavender flowers. The seeds and leaves contain substances which alleviate or stimulate hormonal activity depending on your gender. Plant - £6.50
CHINESE SPICEBUSH Elsholtzia stauntonii HHP  90cm. An aromatic deciduous shrub with a fruity-minty scent, not unlike an Orange(Lemon)Verbena. It is almost hardy but bring inside a cold greenhouse or polytunnel for the winter in northern gardens. Plant - £6.50
COTTON LAVENDER , GREEN Santolina rosmarinifolia P.E.  30cm. A dwarf evergreen shrub that grows at some altitude in the spanish Sierra Nevada, usually in amongst Lavenders and Rosemaries. It has a distinct olive-like aroma and makes a good edging plant with yellow flowers for the herb garden. Plant - £3.00
CRETAN ROCK-ROSE Cistus creticus HHPE  95cm. Evergreen shrub with glossy sticky leaves and pink flowers. The leaf resin is collected and used for flavouring chewing gum, ice cream. Medicinal with antibiotic effects. Grow as a HHP in northern gardens. Plant - £6.50
CURRY PLANT Heichrysum italicum P E 75cm. A striking yellow flowered 'evergreen' shrub forming dense silver foliage with a warm curry scent. Useful as a garnish for meat and vegetable dishes only. Small Plant - £2.00
Large Plant - £4.90
DAMIANA Turnera diffusa var. aphrodisiaca TP  60cm. From tropical central America, a very showy yellow flowered evergreen shrub with bright green toothed leaves, that will thrive in a conservatory or greenhouse, perhaps outdoors in the summer in southern climes. The whole plant has many medicinal uses for example for as a calminative ,digestive and to help combat impotence.A liqueur is made from the leaf extract. Plant - £7.90
DAPHNE MEZEREON Daphne mezereon 60cm. A native deciduous shrub with beautiful and very aromatic spring flowers folowed by (poisonous) red berries. Once used for rheumatic problems. Plant - £7.90
Seeds - £3.00
DYERS GREENWEED Genista tinctoria 60cm. A small hardy shrub with bright green foliage and yellow flowers, yielding a yellow dye. The flowering shoots are used in homoeopathy. Plant - £4.90
ELDER (Druman) Sambucus nigra   Almost every part of this small deciduous tree is of medicinal value. Elderflower champagne and elderberry wine can also have therapeutic effects! Plant - £3.00
EPHEDRA DISTACHYA Ephedra distachya P E 30cm. Twiglike evergreen shrub from western Europe. Beneficial as an anti-allergen and nerve stimulant for hay fever and asthma. Plant - £6.50
EPHEDRA NEVADENSIS Ephedra nevadensis P E 30cm. North American shrub used for fevers and kidney problems. Plant - £4.90
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
GINKGO BILOBA (Maidenhair Tree) Ginkgo biloba   A hardy tree from China and considered to be one of the most ancient trees on Earth. Western herbal medicine utilises the leaves mainly for improved cerebral circulation. In Chinese medicine the leaves and seeds help relieve asthmatic conditions. Small Plant - £6.50
Plant - £13.90
Large Plant - £27.90
c GINSENG, SIBERIAN Eleutherococcus senticosus 3000cm. A large deciduous shrub that is easier to cultivate, and is an effective as the Panax species. The root and leaf contain a fairly strong tonic that stimulates the metabolism, regulates blood pressure and strengthens the vitality of the immune system. Grow in a semi shaded site at the back of the border. Root prune in the winter and use fresh or dried. Small Plant - £13.90
Large Plant - £27.90
Seeds - £6.50
c GUELDER ROSE Viburnum opulus 250cm. Deciduous shrub with white flowers, rich autumn colour and red edible (when cooked) berries. Used in homoeopathy and traditional medicine as an antispasmodic. Plant - £4.90
Seeds - £3.00
HONEYSUCKLE, WILD (Lus na meala) Lonicera periclymenum 450cm. Climber. Subtle rose-pink, yellow and cream flowers with a honeyed scent. Pot-pourri herb. Medicinal Plant - £6.50
JUNIPER (Aiteil) Juniperus communis P E A small tree from 2-3m high which makes an excellent evergreen hardy hedge with blue berries for flavouring gin or in pickles, chutney and marinades. Small Plant - £3.90
Large Plant - £7.90
KANUKA Kunzea ericoides HHPE  90cm. A shrub or small tree from north island New Zealand and eastern Australia. It is similar to Manuka in growth and habit but has softer foliage with clustered small white flowers. The essential oil contains anti- bacterial and insecticidal properties. The pounded leaves and flowers were used by Maoris in a poultice for sores and wounds. Plant - £6.50
KAWA-KAWA Piper excelsum HHPE  90cm. A native of north island New Zealand where it grows prolifically under the bush canopy. In the UK it is best grown as a half hardy perennial, keeping in a shaded place in a frost free greenhouse or conservatory for the winter, place outside in a warm summer or for exposed gardens in a polytunnel. An evergreen shrub with glossy leaves that have a spicy tingly flavour. Maoris have used the leaves in an anti-inflammatory ointment and the seeds as a spice Plant - £9.90
KHAT Catha edulis HHPE  90cm. A small tree originating from the countries bordering the Red Sea but surprisingly almost hardy here. Grow like a Bay tree in a large pot and bring inside to a cool greenhouse or sheltered place during cold winters. The leaves and stems have a reddish hue and can be infused (in moderation) as a herb tea providing a very mild mental stimulant and appetite suppressant.This effect can be similar to drinking a cup of tea ( Camellia sinensis )or coffee ( Coffea arabica). Plant - £7.90
Large Plant - £13.90
LAVENDER , LARGE WHITE PE  45cm. Lovely long stemmed white flowered form providing colour contrast in amongst the blue and/pink varieties. Plant - £3.90
LAVENDER, DWARF WHITE Lavandula nana alba P E 20cm. A small variety but with profuse white flowers. Plant - £3.90
LAVENDER, FRENCH Lavandula stoechas HHP E 30cm. Unusually shaped aromatic flowers from spring to early summer with distinctly scented foliage.This is the wild species which is a wee bit smaller but hardier than the hybrids and more aromatic . Plant - £3.90
LAVENDER, HIDCOTE BLUE Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote P E 60cm. Deep purple-blue flowers. Makes a good dwarf hedge.The hardiest lavender we grow and able to withstand severe weather. Small Plant - £2.00
Large Plant - £3.90
LAVENDER, LODDON PINK Lavandula angustifolia P E 50cm. Delicate pink flowers. Plant amongst blue flowered varieties for contrast. Small Plant - £2.00
Large Plant - £3.90
LAVENDER, OLD ENGLISH (Lus-na-tuise) Lavandula angustifolia P E 90cm. Traditional cottage garden variety with light sky blue flowers. Use them fresh or dried in tisanes, baths, pot-pourri or linen-bags. Small Plant - £2.00
Large Plant - £3.90
LEMON MYRTLE Backhousia citriodara HHPE  90cm. A small evergreen tree ( or shrub when pot grown) from northern Australia where it is grown in plantations for the distillation of a fine essential oil. Aboriginals use it when cooking with fish , but it can also be put into soups, stews,try coating cooked taties with the dried powdered leaves before lightly frying, delicious! The strong lemon flavoured leaves also make a refreshing herb tea. Grow outside in the summer ( if warm enough!) and bring to a cold greenhouse or simlar place in the winter, repot every spring Plant - £9.90
LEMON VERBENA Aloysia triphylla HHP  90cm. A deciduous shrub from south America providing us with a rich lemon scent and flavour. The leaves are excellent in drinks, or salads, and for pot-pourri.It is one of our favourite fresh summer herb teas. Lovely small white-violet flowers in late summer. Bring indoors for the winter in cold climates. Plant - £4.90
MANUKA Leptospermum scoparium   An aromatic evergreen shrub or small tree from New Zealand that can either be grown in a container or a sheltered border. It is hardy here on the Black Isle north of |Inverness. It has myrtle-like foliage and white/pink flowers that yield the well known health giving honey.The bark and leaves also contain medicinal properties. Plant - £6.50
MARSH TEA Ledum palustre PE  60cm. A rare native of the northern UK that enjoys growing in slightly moist acid soil conditions such as a peat garden or edge of marsh. The creamy white flowers are most attractive ; the leaf has a strong scent that deters insects and was once used when dried in clothing. The herb fresh or dried should not be taken internally Plant - £7.90
MOUNTAIN /OREGON GRAPE Mahonia aquifolium PE  150cm. From the Pacific north west, an evergreen shrub with leathery green leaves, fine yellow flowers followed by dark blue berries. The bark is used in traditional medicine to reduce toxins, also a yellow fabric dye,the flowers and leaves are good in floral displays, the fruit can be made into pies, jams and juices. It is at home growing in a semi-shaded place but better flowers and fruit appear in a more open habitat. Plant - £4.90
MYRTLE Myrtus communis HHP E 180cm. A fine shrub from southern Europe with glossy evergreen foliage, numerous white flowers and blue-black berries. The fragrant leaves may be used like bay leaves and the berries as a spice. Plant - £7.90
NANTEN Nandina domestica 90cm. A native shrub of Japan with bamboo-like foliage, white flowers followed by red berries. It is traditionally planted on the north-eastern side of houses to provide good luck and happiness. The berries are used in traditional medicine for coughs and asthma. Plant - £6.50
c PEPPER,JAPANESE/SANSHO Xanthoxyllum piperitum 2000cm. An easily grown hardy deciduous shrub from Japan where the aromatic leaves are popular in dishes like sesame tofu and bamboo-shoot rice. The seed and husks have a pepper-like flavour and are used either ground in a blend of spices- shichimi, or whole as a spice with shoyu to make tsukudani. There are medicinal aspects to this interesting plant. Plant - £6.50
Large Plant - £13.90
Seeds - £3.00
RHUS TOXICODENDRUM Rhus radicans   150cm. 'Poison Ivy'. Beautiful fiery autumn coloured foliage, which can cause a very severe allergic responses. Homoeopathy makes use of it as a remedy for chicken pox and eczema. Plant - £9.90
ROSA MUNDI Rosa gallica versicolour 90cm. A small shrub rose, suitable for the informal garden. Large and numerous semi-double aromatic crimson flowers, striped and splashed with pink and white. Plant - £7.90
ROSA RUGOSA Rosa rugosa   150cm. A native from the seashores of Japan, China and Korea, and now cultivated in many temperate countries. It is very hardy, disease resistant and very suitable as a hedge or informal screen in exposed sites. The prolific dark red flowers, and large edible fruits have a citrus like flavour. ( remove the seeds first. ) Plant - £3.00
ROSE, APOTHECARIES Rosa gallica officinalis 75cm. One of the oldest cultivated roses, bearing semi-double crimson-pink velvety flowers, richly scented. Adds a pleasant odour to any preparation, or for rose-water, rose cold cream, pot-pourri. Plant - £6.50
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, BENENDEN BLUE Rosmarinus officinalis P E 90cm. Delicate and distinctive scented and flavoured foliage with lovely medium blue flowers. Sheltered site at base of south facing wall. Small Plant - £3.00
Large 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, 'LILIE'S BLUE' Rosmarinus officinalis P E 170cm. A hardy and prolific early blue flowered rosemary originally from wild stock, yet with good scent and flavour. It is named after my gardening grandmother. Small Plant - £3.00
Large Plant - £4.90
ROSEMARY, MISS JESSOPP'S UPRIGHT Rosmarinus fastigiatus P E 120cm. Has a more upright, compact habit. Rosemary leaves make a benficial rinse for dark hair; medicinally a tisane relieves headaches. Small Plant - £3.00
Large Plant - £6.50
ROSEMARY, PINK Rosmarinus officinalis roseus P E 90cm. Attractive pink flowers and lighter green foliage bearing good scent and flavour. Sheltered site. 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
ROSEMARY, WILD. (Ros Mhuire) Rosmarinus officinalis P E 120cm. The blue flowered aromatic evergreen shrub. Use lightly with lamb, stews, roast potatoes, soups and herb butter. Select a sheltered site with well drained soil. Small Plant - £3.00
Large Plant - £4.90
a RUE, COMMON (Ru) Ruta graveolens P E 60cm. 'Herb of Grace'. Evergreen blue-green leaves and small yellow flowers. Medicinal, but it can cause an allergic response on sensitive skins. Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.00
RUE, JACKMAN'S BLUE Ruta graveolens P E 60cm. Deep bluish foliage with a scent reminiscent of gorse flowers on a spring day. Plant - £2.00
SAGE , TRICOLOUR HHPE  25cm. A more ornamental Salvia with attractive mauve, green and white foliage. Prefers a sheltered site or bring inside in frosty or northern gardens. It can be used in the kitchen but has a milder flavour. Plant - £3.90
SAGE, BROAD LEAVED (Slan lus) Salvia latifolia P E 75cm. The broad-leaved culinary sage. Use the leaves in stuffings or cheeses. Plant - £1.50
SAGE, NARROW LEAVED Salvia officinalis P E 60cm. The narrow leaved free flowering variety wit a slightly stronger flavour. The fresh flowers are good in a herb tea that helps to keep away coughs and colds. Prune back quite hard after flowering to promote young growth. Plant - £1.50
SAGE, PURPLE/RED Salvia officinalis purpurea P E 60cm. Non-flowering variety with attractive deep red/purple foliage containing antiseptic properties, excellent for gargling away sore throats. Add some honey to help with the healing. Small Plant - £3.00
Large Plant - £4.90
SAGE, SCARLET PINEAPPLE Salvia elegans HHP  60cm. Strong pineapple scented leaves excellent for pot-pourri. Plant - £3.90
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
SCHISANDRA Shisandra chinensis 2000cm. A deciduous climber from north-east China, with a good reputation (amongst many other medicinal uses) as a tonic and restorative for both men and women. The red fruits( on female plants) have a sweet and sour flavour. Plant - £6.50
SOUTHERNWOOD/LAD'S LOVE/AIPPLE RINGIE. (Meath chaltuinn) Artemisia arbrotanum 90cm. Fragrant cottage garden favourite. Strong fruity scent and flavour. Use sparingly in cakes or salads, in pot-pourri or linen bags. Small Plant - £2.00
Large Plant - £4.90
SPURGE LAUREL Daphne laureola 90cm. Native evergreen poisonous undershrub with similar medicinal properties as Daphne mezereon. It enjoys growing in a shaded part of the wild garden and has small creamy late spring flowers. Plant - £4.90
SWEET BRIAR Rosa eglanteria/rubiginosa 180cm. A fast growing pink flowered rose that fills the garden air with a spicy-apple scent. Suitable for 'wild' hedging. Plant - £4.90
TEA PLANT Camellia sinensis v. sinensis HHP  95cm. Our ( almost hardy in Scotland) variety originated from the Darjeeling area of West Bengal.It is best brought into a cold greenhouse or similar place during the winter for northern or frosty gardens .Grow in a container using ericaceous compost or outside all year round in sheltered southern gardens. The young leaves can be made into green tea, either fresh or dried . Numerous creamy-white waxy flowers appear from late summer , followed with large seed pods. Plant - £9.90
TEA TREE, LEMON Lectospermum petersonii HHPE  100cm. From eastern Australia, a lovely evergreen shrub with very aromatic and tasty lemon flavoured leaves. Grow in a good sized conservatory or in a large container for the patio during the summer . An essential oil is obtained from the leaves, prune occassionally to maintain shape and size Plant - £9.90
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, 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
WITCH HAZEL, AMERICAN Hammamelis virginiana   A beautiful and valuable shrub or small tree producing brilliant yellow flowers clustered along the branches in autumn. The bark or leaves provide relief from the pain of burns, bruises, sprains and insect bites. Plant - £6.50
YERBA SANTA / PEPPERLEAF Piper auritum TP  5000cm. A vigorous climber from Mexico producing very large aromatic leaves which are used to wrap food before baking. The leaf can also be fried at the base of a tortilla to give it added spicy aroma and flavour .The flowers are long, cylindrical and creamy-white. It is a relative of Piper nigrum - Common Pepper. An exotic plant that needs plenty of space and warmth in the winter . Not to be confused with Eriodictyon californicum . Plant - £9.90
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