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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 - £6.40
SAFFRON (Cro) Crocus sativus 10cm. Autumn flowering crocus containing long dark red styles with gold-tipped stigmas - the part of culinary and medicinal value. Sheltered site.The bulbs are usually available for planting in august. In northern gardens, grow in a cold frame or polytunnel. Bulbs (3) - £2.00
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 - £6.40
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 - £6.40
BETEL Piper betle TPE  10cm. A tender evergreen climber with glossy pointed leaves that will creep or clamber depending on the habitat. It requires a lot of warmth and humidity so grow in a greenhouse or semi-shaded area in the conservatory that is heated in the winter, being a native of southern Asia. The leaves have a slightly spicy flavour with medicinal properties, to be nibbled in moderation. Plant - £13.90
GOTU KOLA Centella/Hydrocatyle asiatica HHP  10cm. Important Ayurvedic herb, the leaves may be eaten as a salad or used in medicine, for example as a tonic and anti-rheumatic. Moist, sheltered site. Plant - £4.90
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
g BASIL, SACRED or TULSI Ocimum sanctum/tenuiflorum HHA  25cm. Holy Hindu herb, sacred to Krishna and Vishnu and traditionally grown by temples. A hardier variety for northern gardens, but with a slightly more spicy flavour. Basils contain antisceptic properties. Available from april to august. Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.00
PELARGONIUM, Attar of Roses Pelargonium graveolens HHP  30cm. Lovely rose scent. Pink flowers. Plant - £3.90
c GINSENG, ASIAN Panax ginseng 30cm. Native to Korea and China, the most revered with a 7000 year old reputation as a tonic stimulant, improving the body's ability to develop stamina and stress resistance. Growing instructions are given with each order.Seeds are usually avalable in the autumn, dormant roots from autumn to spring Small Plant - £13.90
Large Plant - £27.90
Seeds - £6.40
DITTANY OF CRETE Origanum dictamnus HHP E 30cm. A small attractive shrub with 'downy' foliage and clustered pink flowers in late summer. The leaves contain strong antiseptics, which are used in Greece for a medicinal tea, and in France/Italy for flavouring vermouth. Plant - £6.40
PELARGONIUM, Lemon Variegated Pelargonium crispum variegatum HHP  30cm. Crinkle-cream edged lemon scented foliage. Plant - £3.90
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 - £6.40
g LOBELIA INFLATA ( Indian Tobacco ) Lobelia Inflata A Bi 30cm. Violet-blue flowered north American herb. Poisonous internally but may be used externally for bruises, sprains and inflammations.Plants are available in the spring and early summer Plant - £3.00
Seeds - £1.50
PELARGONIUM, Lemon scent.. Pelargonium crispum HHP  30cm. Lemon scented crimped leaves, mauve flowers Plant - £3.90
g BASIL, SWEET Ocimum basilicum HHA  30cm. Bright green aromatic leaves; an essential herb for tomato dishes, sauces, soups or salads. Available from april to august Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.00
ALOE VERA Aloe vera T P 30cm. The leaf juice from this attractive succulent provides us with an effective external remedy for minor burns, stings and skin problems. If you want to use it internally we recommend that you seek medical advice . Small Plant - £6.40
Large Plant - £9.90
PELARGONIUM, Prince of Orange Pelargonium citratus HHP  30cm. Strong citrus scent and pink flowers. Plant - £3.90
PELARGONIUM, Balsam scent Pelargonium quercifolium HHP  30cm. Oak leaf type. Rich rose-balsam scent. Plant - £3.90
PELARGONIUM, Peppermint Scent Pelargonium tomentosum HHP  30cm. Peppermint scented, large downy leaves, white flowers Plant - £3.90
a or g SAVORY, SUMMER Satureja hortensis HHA  30cm. Prolific tasty aromatic annual species.Lovely light mauve flowers Seeds - £1.00
PELARGONIUM SIDIOIDES Pelargonium sidioides HHP  30cm. Similar to P. reniforme but with dark maroon flowers. From Zulu medicine, a fairly well proven remedy for bronchial problems is extracted from the root. Plant - £3.90
PELARGONIUM RENIFORME / Umckaloabo Pelargonium reniforme HHP  30cm. Lovely pink/maroon flowers. A native of South Africa. The tuberous root is used by traditional healers, mainly as an internal cleanser. Plant - £3.90
PELARGONIUM, Spicy scent Pelargonium fragrans HHP  30cm. Spicy scent. White Flowers Plant - £3.90
STEVIA (Sugar Plant) Stevia rebaudiana T P 60cm. A deciduous shrub from Paraguay, where it is used to sweeten Maté. We use the leaves either fresh or dried to sweeten any herb tea and recommend it as a good alternative to cane or beet sugar. Grow indoors in the winter and outside in the summer. Available from may to september. Plant - £9.90
BASIL, AFRICAN BLUE Ocimum killmanscharicum X O basilicum purpurescens HHP  60cm. This hybrid perennial is not only a stunning ornamental with variegated foliage and bright purple flower spikes, but it has a great scent and flavour. Grow on a windowsill/porch/conservatory in the winter, and outdoors in the summer.It is the hardiest of the culinary perennial Basils. Plant - £6.40
GINGER, JAPANESE MIOGA Zingiber mioga HHP  60cm. In Japan, the delicate flower buds are blanched, chopped and eaten in miso soup, tofu, noodles,sashimi, tempura or sweet pickles. If allowed to develop they become fine yellow and white flowers. Plant - £6.40
a or g SHISO ( Green ) Perilla frutescens var japonica HHA  60cm. Popular in Japan as an interesting flavouring herb for use fresh, with fish dishes like sushi and sashimi also tempura and tofu, try it over salads. It is a half hardy annual so grow under glass or in a polytunnel. Seeds - £1.00
CARDAMOM Elettaria cardamomum TP  60cm. An attractive houseplant with deep green glossy leaves that are scented and flavoured; try the leaf in a delicate aromatic tea since it is shy to flower and seed. Grow indoors in a shady place. Plant - £6.40
LAVENDER, DENTATE Lavandula dentata HHP  60cm. From southern Spain, so bring into shelter for the winter in northern gardens. Bright aromatic evergreen foliage and light blue flowers that bring colour and aroma to a conservatory. Plant - £3.90
SAGE, SCARLET PINEAPPLE Salvia elegans HHP  60cm. Strong pineapple scented leaves excellent for pot-pourri. Plant - £3.90
g ASHWAGANDHA (or Indian Ginseng) Withania somnifera HHA  60cm. Important Ayurvedic herb with ginseng-like properties. Grow as half-hardy annual, harvesting the roots. Plant - £3.00
Seeds - £3.00
CORIANDER, VIETNAMESE Persicaria odorata HHP  60cm. An easily grown perennial with strong lemony coriander aromatic leaves used in SE Asian cooking. Plant - £4.90
BALM OF GILEAD Cedronella canariensis HHP  75cm. An aromatic herbaceous perennial from the Canaries with pink flowers and a warm balsamic scent that helps clear a headcold. Pot-pourri herb. Plant - £3.90
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. Lovely small white-violet flowers in late summer. Bring indoors for the winter in cold climates. Plant - £4.90
a MITSUBA / JAPANESE PARSLEY Cryptotaenia japonica HHA  90cm. A popular and easily grown aromatic herb with a zesty celery-lovage type flavour.Good in soups, salads and tempura.Sow outside in the spring, and through the growing season. Seeds - £1.00
CITRONELLA Cymbopogon nardus TP  90cm. A vigorous tropical grass from S.E. Asia, producing an oil that is essential for insect repellant, perfume, soap, food, drink and medicine. The leaves may be used for cooking and in drinks like Lemon grass. Grow indoors all year round. Plant - £9.90
KAVA-KAVA Piper methysticum HHPE  90cm. A native of the southern Pacific islands including 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 heated greenhouse or conservatory, place outside in a warm summer or for exposed gardens in a polytunnel. An evergreen shrub with glossy pointed leaves that have a spicy tingly flavour, to be nibbled only in moderation. Plant - £20.90
TURMERIC, DOMESTIC Curcuma longa TP  90cm. From India, the well known rhizome used in curries and for colouring food and fabrics. It has many medicinal uses not only as a digestive but also for improving the circulation, respiration,lowering cholestoral and much more. Recent researchs links it with stroke reduction and some anti-cancer properties.Grow it as a tender perennial, minimum temperature 15 degrees centigrade, in a semi shaded site. Plant - £4.90
CHINESE SPICEBUSH Elsholtzia stauntonii HHP  90cm. An aromatic deciduous shrub with a fruit-minty scent not unlike an orange-lemon verbena; for use mainly as an aromatic and in pot-pourri. It is almost hardy but bring indoors in northern gardens. Plant - £6.40
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 - £6.40
g LEMON GRASS Cymbopogon citratus HHP  90cm. Strong lemony flavoured leaves which may be cut for use in drinks, stir fries and many oriental dishes; they also make a refreshing herb tea especially with a leaf of Stevia. Grow in a sunny spot in the house and outdoors in warm summers. Plant - £6.40
Seeds - £3.00
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 - £6.40
PATCHOULI Pogostemon patchouli / cablin T P 90cm. A subshrub from southern India bearing violet white flowers and exotically scented leaves. These produce an antiseptic oil with a warm long lasting heady aroma, that stimulates and sedates the nervous system. Grow indoors all year round. Plant - £9.90
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. The 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
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 - £6.40
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
TEA PLANT Camellia 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 . 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. Grow in a large container using ericaceous compost Plant - £9.90
GUM CISTUS Cistus landanifer HHPE  95cm. An aromatic evergreen shrub with white flowers , our variety came from the Sierra Nevada ,southern Spain,and is a distinct form . The sticky slightly musky scented leaves yield an essential oil " Labdanum " that is used in foods , drinks, lotions and medicine. Grow as half hardy perennial -bring in for the winter. Plant - £7.90
TEA TREE, LEMON Lectospermum petersonii HHPE  100cm. From eastern Australia, a lovely evergreen very aromatic shrub for 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 - £7.90
BASIL, CAMPHOR Ocimum kilimandscharicum HHP  120cm. A vigorous perennial and part parent of AFRICAN BLUE Basil. A crushed leaf creates a strong camphor aroma which will help clear a blocked nose and cold. In Africa it is used as a mosquito repellent and a commercial source for Camphor. Plant - £6.40
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 - £6.40
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
CURRY LEAF Murraya koenigii TP  180cm. The fresh leaves of this tender Indian tree are an essential ingredient for authentic curries, providing us with a warm aromatic herb that aids digestion and stimulates the appetite.The young plants ( about 10 to 15 cms high when sold) are best kept indoors at a minimum temperature of 10c. until large enough to be placed outdoors in warm summers. Keep in a container so that it can be overwintered in a more sheltered place. Young plants are usually available from may to september. Small Plant - £9.90
PASSION FLOWER, WILD Passiflora incarnata HHP  200cm. A perennial deciduous climber from north America with elaborate and strikingly beautiful aromatic flowers. The whole plant is a well known herbal sedative usually in combination with hop and valerian. It is half hardy in the UK so bring in for the winter. Plant - £6.40
Seeds - £3.90
BAY, SWEET Laurus nobilis   An aromatic evergreen small tree or shrub. Use the leaves sparingly in soups, stews, fish dishes or pickles. Grow as a HHP in cold gardens. Small Plant - £6.40
Large Plant - £13.90
TEA TREE Melaleuca alternifolia HHP E Grows to 2-3 metres in a pot. A traditional Australian aboriginal remedy well known for its aromatic antiseptic properties, being effective against bacterial and fungal infections as well as having several cosmetic uses. The fresh leaf may be rubbed onto stings, skin infections and abrasions; an inhaled infusion helps relieve coughs and colds. It may be either grown in a large container and pruned to restrict its fairly vigorous growth, or allowed to develop into a large shrub in greenhouse or conservatory. Plant - £6.40
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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