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c AGRIMONY (Mur-dhraidhean) Agrimonia eupatoria 45cm. Bears small yellow flower spikes, yielding a yellow dye. Makes a gargle for coughs and externally in a lotion for wounds.Sow the seeds outside in the autumn. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
c BALDMONEY/SPIGNEL (Muilceann) Meum athamanticum 30cm. Native to Scotland with creamy-white flowers and once used as a root vegetable. The feathery foliage adds an aromatic flavour to soups and vegetable dishes,the seeds have a spicy flavour. Plant - £4.00
Seeds - £3.00
BEARBERRY (Grainnseag) Arctostaphylos uva ursi PE  10cm. Highland mat forming evergreen shrub with glossy leathery pointed leaves,early pink clustered flowers followed by bright autumn red berries.Rock garden with acid soil. A well known antiseptic and diuretic for urinary and bladder problems such as cystitis. Plant - £5.00
a BETONY WOOD (Lus bheathag) Stachys / Betonica officinalis. 30cm. Deep green toothed leaves and two lipped purple-red flowers. Used in herbal medicine for example to help combat nervous exhaustion, anxiety and headaches.Semi-shaded site. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
BISTORT (Bilur) Persicaria bistorta 60cm. Fresh pink flowers and broad leaves that form part of a north country Easter pudding. The root contains astringent properties. Moist, shaded site. Plant - £2.00
c BITTERSWEET / WOODY NIGHTSHADE Solanum dulcamara 200cm. Native climber with bright purple/yellow flowers followed by poisonous red berries. The stems and flowers are used to treat skin problems and rheumatism. Plant - £4.00
Seeds - £2.00
BLAEBERRY/BILBERRY (Braoileag) Vaccinium myrtillus 45cm. Native deciduous undershrub with sweet deep purple berries for use in juice, jam, pies or wine. The leaves help lower blood sugar levels. Enjoys acidic moist soil, with a little shade. In the wild they often grow under the canopy of Scots Pine trees. Plant - £7.00
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.Sow the seeds outside in the autumn. Plant - £7.00
Seeds - £3.00
BOGBEAN (Tri Bhilean) Menyanthes trifolata 45cm. Native aquatic herb with pink-white flowers and three-lobed leaves which give us a bitter tonic medicine, still popular in the outer Hebridean Isles Plant - £3.00
a BORAGE (Borrach) Borago officinalis 75cm. Brilliant blue flowers loved by bees. The cucumber flavoured leaves flavour drinks, and the flowers brighten salads. The seed oil is used to produce a health supplement. Seeds - £2.00
BROOKLIME Veronica beccabunga 30cm. A blue flowered creeping plant for the water garden, with a bitter watercress flavour. An old remedy for scurvy and a spring tonic herb. Plant - £2.00
BUGLE (Meacan dubh fiadhain) Ajuga reptans 20cm. Small but important native vulnerary herb with bright blue flowers. The leaves will help stop bleeding. Plant - £2.00
a BURDOCK (Bramasag) Arctium minus Bi  90cm. Root, leaf and seeds provide us with various remedies including treating skin problems.Sow outside in the spring. Seeds - £2.00
BUTTERBUR (Gallan ṃr) Petasites albus P RR 30cm. White-pink early spring clustered flowers. The root is used to treat several chest problems. Moist shaded site. Plant - £2.00
c CARAWAY (Carbhaidh) Carum carvi Bi  60cm. Sow outside in the summer, and harvest seeds the following summer. Sprinkle on cakes and bread. Good in soups and cheese. Medicinal. Seeds - £1.50
a CELANDINE, GREATER (An ceann ruadh) Chelidonium majus 45cm. Yellow flowers and graceful green-yellow leaves which exude on bruising, a bright orange coloured juice. It is used in homoeopathy for jaundice and externally for treating warts.Sow outside. Seeds - £2.00
g CELERY HERB (Lus na smalaig) Apium graveolens Bi  90cm. The wild variety producing celery leaf flavour nearly all year round, medicinal.Sow under glass in the spring and plant out after last frost. Seeds - £2.00
b CENTAURY (Ceud bhileach) Centaurium erythraea Bi  30cm. An efficient bitter-tonic herb with antiseptic properties. Rose-coloured star-like flowers. Sow outside in the autumn, sporadic germination in the spring. Seeds - £2.00
a or c CHAMOMILE, WILD or GERMAN Matricaria recutita/chamomilla 60cm. The most valuable and more commonly used chamomile for a tisane. The flowers either fresh or dried make a safe and gentle nerve-sedative and gastric tonic, especially for children and sleepless adults. Sow outside. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
a CHIVES (Feuran) Allium schoenoprasum 20cm. Subtle onion flavoured leaves which are snipped like grass for use in salads, omelettes, cheese or baked potatoes.Sow outside. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
a CLOVER, RED (Seamrag Dhearg) Trifolium pratense   40cm. A native perennial that has several medicinal applications both externally and internally. The lovely red flowers attract many beneficial insects, and it is a short term fertility builder . Sow outside. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
COLTSFOOT Tussilago farfara 20cm. Leaf and flower give us a remedy for coughs and externally for sores. A plant for the wild garden only. Plant - £2.00
a COLUMBINE (Lus à chalmain) Aguilegia vulgaris 90cm. A cottage garden native perennial with very attractive violet blue flowers. The root has been used externally to treat ulcers. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
COMFREY, COMMON (Lus na cnamh briste) Symphytum officinalis 90cm. High potash plant food and high protein stock feed. The root and leaves provide a poultice for sprains and bruises . Our variety has creamy/ white flowers . Plant - £2.00
COMFREY, RUSSIAN Symphytum x uplandicum 100cm. A vigorous hybrid with bright purple flowers, a plant for the wild garden. Use for compost and liquid feeds, cutting regularly through the season Plant - £2.00
COMFREY, TUBEROUS Symphytum tuberosum 30cm. The native Scots variety, bearing bright, creamy-yellow spring flowers. Similar use and value as Common Comfrey, (and more by some authorities!) Plant - £2.00
c COWBERRY / LINGONBERRY (Lus nam Broileag) Vaccinium vitis-idaea 20cm. 'Red Whortleberry'. Highland evergreen herb. Pink or white flowers followed by red edible autumn/winter berries. Prefers acidic soil conditions and a wee bit of shade .Sow the seeds outside in the autumn. Plant - £5.00
Seeds - £2.00
c COWSLIP (Muisean) Primula veris/officinalis 20cm. Cheerful yellow-orange spring and autumn flowers. For winemaking, in skin lotions or in medicine.Sow the seeds in the autumn outside.They are now available by the gram,for example 2 grams for £6.50, 5 grams for £14.00. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
CRANBERRY (Muileag) Vaccinium oxycoccus 2cm. A creeping Scots native plant with tiny pink flowers and small juicy red berries.It is quite a delicate plant so grow on for one or two seasons in ericaceous compost until large enough to cope with native spagnum bog conditions, best planted in the spring. This is not the species that produces Cranberry juice (which is V. macrocarpus) Plant - £7.00
CREEPING JENNY Lysimachia nummularia 8cm. Ground cover perennial producing numerous yellow flowers. The whole bruised herb helps to heal cuts and relieve muscular/rheumatic conditions. Plant - £2.00
CROWBERRY (Dearcan feannaig) Empetrum nigrum P E 10cm. Native creeping evergreen with pink flowers and black berries, tasty in a mixed wild fruit salad. Prefers acidic conditions in rock garden. Plant - £5.00
CUCKOO PINT (Cluas chaoin) Arum maculatum 20cm. 'Lords & Ladies'. Arrow-shaped leaves of deep green with purple/brown spots. Bears poisonous berries. Used in homoeopathy for epilepsy and cramps. Shaded site. Plant - £2.00
DAISY, COMMON (Neoinean) Bellis perennis   10cm. Native perennial with healing properties that can been used domestically. No problem with cultivation so dead head to prevent self sowing. It can be of benefit externally to help with bruises, sprains and for cleansing wounds . Plant - £2.00
DEADLY NIGHTSHADE (Lus na h'oidhche) Atropa belladonna 150cm. All parts are poisonous but are used extensively in medicine, for example, as a muscle relaxant and in homoeopathy for migraines. Plant - £5.00
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 - £5.00
c ELDER (Droman) Sambucus nigra   Almost every part of this small deciduous tree is of medicinal value. Elderflower champagne and elderberry wine can also have therapeutic effects! Sow the seeds outside in the autumn. Plant - £4.00
Seeds - £2.00
a ELECAMPANE (Àillean) Inula helenium 150cm. Handsome plant with enormous leaves and clustered yellow flowers. Medicinal root for bronchial disorders from which lozenges and pastilles were once available. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
a FENNEL, WILD (Lus an t) Foeniculum vulgare 120cm. This wild variety is more hardy, and produces seed more readily in the north, than the green garden variety. Try the seeds in bread & cakes for flavour and to aid digestion.The flowers and young green seeds make a tasty fresh herb tea . Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
a FEVERFEW Tanacetum parthenium 60cm. Has a good reputation for relieving migraine and pain. Clumps of green foliage and daisy-like flowers scented of honey. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
a FIGWORT Scrophularia nodosa 60cm. Native perennial with numerous medicinal applications but mainly for skin problems. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
b FOXGLOVE (Lus nam ban sith) Digitalis purpurea Bi  90cm. Purple bell-shaped flowers enjoyed by bumble bees. Contains a poisonous substance - Digitalin, used as a heart stimulant.Sow the seeds in a corner or in the wild garden .. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
c GARLIC, MUSTARD Alliaria petiolata Bi  30cm. If you enjoy semi-wild cleansing spring salads, this easily grown native should be of interest, living up to its name. Sow outside but expect sporadic germination.Plants available in the autumn and spring. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
c GARLIC, WILD/WOOD (Creamh) Allium ursinum 20cm. 'Ramsons'. Bright white star-like flowers and broad tasty leaves in early spring ,excellent in cleansing salads or with cheeses. Under cultivation with additional compost, the bulb can grow to a large enough size to use in the kitchen. Moist, shaded site.Sow seeds outside in the autumn Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
c GOLDEN ROD Solidago virgaurea 75cm. Bright yellow flowers in branched spikes all summer, loved by bees. For treating stomach and kidney ailments and helping wound healing.Sow seeds outside in the autumn. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
GOOD KING HENRY (Praiseach bra thair) Chenopodium bonus-henricus 30cm. The leaves substitute for spinach, and the young shoots are prepared and eaten like asparagus. Seeds - £2.00
c GROMWELL Lithospermum officinalis 60cm. Creamy-white flowered native plant rich in calcium and silicon. The seeds and leaves are reputed to act as a mild contraceptive.Sow the seeds outside in the autumn. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
GROUND IVY (Nathair lus) Glechoma hederacea 10cm. Aromatic creeping ivy-like foliage and blue-violet flowers in spring. Has many curative properties including those for bronchial and digestive problems. Ground cover for shaded spots. Plant - £2.00
GYPSYWORT (Feoran curraidh) Lycopus europaeus 60cm. A native species with deeply cut pointed leaves containing properties that can reduce bleeding and help regulate blood sugar levels. Plant - £2.00
HARTS' TONGUE (Creamh mac fiadh) Asplenium scolopendrium P E 30cm. A luxuriant fern with broad, long, deep green fronds with distinct transverse spore cases. Used in homoeopathy and by herbalists as a liver and spleen astringent. Moist shaded situation. Plant - £4.00
c HEMP, AGRIMONY (Cnaib uisge) Eupatorium cannabinum 90cm. A handsome native perennial, producing masses of large lilac flowers. A herbal and homoeopathic remedy for colds and influenza. Plant - £3.00
Seeds - £2.00
a HENBANE (Gabhann) Hyoscyamus niger 45cm. A witches herb, bearing most beautiful but strangely scented bell-flowers, coloured creamy-yellow, tinged with purple-violet. Poisonous but also an anthroposophical remedy for heart regulation.Do not grow in the culinary herb garden and where children have access. Seeds - £2.00
HERB ROBERT (Lus and Rois) Geranium robertianum PE  40cm. Native biennial or perennial with palmate divided aromatic foliage followed by small pink flowers. The leaves can be used externally for skin healing and internally for gum and throat issues. Plant - £2.00
c HERB BENNET (Machall Coille) Geum urbanum Bi  30cm. Native biennial that is used in traditional and homeopathic medicine for inflammations and nerve problems.It prefers a moist semi-shaded site and produces small but attractive yellow flowers Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.50
HERB PARIS Paris quadrifolia 20cm. A rare and remarkable native poisonous plant with four or more whorls of leaves,attractive yellowy-green flowers and a blue/black berry. Used in homoeopathy . Enjoys a shaded site in summer with a humus rich soil. Plant - £7.00
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 - £7.00
HOP, WILD (Lus na leanna) Humulus lupulus 450cm. Climber. Hop flowers flavour ale, and when dried in pillows allay insomnia and irritation. The dried leaves make a sedative tea. Plant - £7.00
HORSERADISH (Meacan-each) Armoracea rusticana 60cm. RR Plant in a rich soil, in an odd corner, or a sunken bucket. For suce try combining the root with grated apple and cream. Plant - £2.00
a JACOB'S LADDER Polemonium caeruleum 90cm. Traditional cottage garden herbaceous perennial bearing masses of fine blue flowers. Once used for headaches and neuralgia.Sow seeds outside. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
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, cheeses and marinades. Small Plant - £4.00
Large Plant - £9.00
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 - £7.00
LADIES' BEDSTRAW Galium verum 60cm. Aromatic foliage and flowers for pot-pourri, herb pillows, curdling milk, colouring cheese and a red dye for fabrics. Plant - £2.00
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
LADYS MANTLE (Copan an druichd) Alchemilla xanthochlora/vulgaris 20cm. Graceful fan-shaped pleated leaves and yellow green flowers. For menstruation problems and as a wound herb. Plant - £2.00
c LAMB'S LETTUCE OR CORN SALAD Valerianella locusta 10cm. A delicious salad herb especially in the winter, being very hardy. Sow in August for winter/spring cutting. Seeds - £1.50
LIFE EVERLASTING (Cnamh lus) Antennaria dioica 10cm. Ground cover rock garden plant. Rosettes of silvery leaves and white flowers. Contains astringent properties. Plant - £3.00
LILY OF THE VALLEY (Lill nan ḷn) Convallaria majalis 15cm. The wild variety with broad leaves, fragrant white bell-shaped flowers and red berries. Valued as a cardiac tonic. Plant - £2.00
c LOVAGE, SCOTS (Siunas) Ligusticum scoticum 60cm. Smaller native species with similar uses as Garden Lovage, better for a small garden.The Scots Gaelic name means "stormy" due to its preferred habitat on a rock face or just above a storm beach.In our gardens it would do well in a rockery or similar habitat. Plant - £3.00
Seeds - £2.00
MADDER, WILD (Madar) Rubia peregrina 90cm. Native climbing perennial with small roots used for dying fabrics. Madders are used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for their anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties.Host plant for Humming bird hawk moth larvae. Plant - £4.00
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 antibacterial and antifungal properties. Plant - £2.00
MARSH MARIGOLD Caltha palustris 15cm. A popular native plant for the edge of a pool or moist area. The shining yellow sun-like flowers produce a yellow dye. Plant - £2.00
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 - £9.00
MASTERWORT Peucadanum ostruthium 60cm. Native herbaceous perennial with pink/white flowers. The rhizome is utilised in homoeopathy, in traditional medicine and herbal liqueur. Prefers a moist site. Plant - £3.00
c MEADOWSWEET (Crois Chuchulainn) Filipendula ulmaria 90cm. Creamy white flowers and leaves provide us with a natural headache remedy. They contain salicylic acid - better known as aspirin. Flowers flavour mead, wine or beer.Sow seeds outside in the autumn Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
a or c MILK THISTLE (Fothannan beannaichte) Silybum marianum Bi  180cm. Spectacular plant, producing enormous spined glossy green leaves with milk-white veins and large purple flowers. The seeds help us as a detoxicant and liver tonic. Sow outside in early spring or late summer Seeds - £2.00
c MINERS' LETTUCE/CLAYTONIA Claytonia perfoliata. Bi  30cm. A very hardy salad plant with succulent leaves high in vitamin C. Sow in August for a winter supply. Seeds - £1.50
MINT, APPLE Mentha suaveolens 90cm. Woolly-green foliage, excellent for mint sauce and summer drinks.The late summer flowers attract butterflies . Plant - £2.00
MINT, SPEAR/ Spearmint (Mionnt gharaidh) Mentha spicata P RR 60cm. The usual garden mint for sauces and jelly. It is quite vigorous so keep contained, or plant in a semi wild area. Plant - £2.00
MINT, WATER. (Cairteal) Mentha aquatica P RR 60cm. Whorls of lilac flowers. A mild stimulant producing gentle perspiration, beneficial for colds and fevers. Moist site or waterside. Plant - £2.00
MUGWORT (Liath lus) Artemisia vulgaris 150cm. Large woody herbaceous plant, used to flavour drinks, fatty meats, repel insects ,in "smudge sticks" and in Chinese medicine. Plant - £2.00
c MULLEIN (Cuineal Mhuire) Verbascum thapsus Bi  150cm. Tall, stately biennial with large downy-white leaves and yellow flower spikes. Helps to relieve coughs, catarrh and asthma. Sow the seeds outside in the autumn. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
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 - £2.00
c OYSTER PLANT (Tiodhlac na mara) Mertensia maritima 10cm. A very attractive creeping herbaceous perennial 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 poetic Scots Gaelic name means " Gift of the sea ".Enjoys a well drained soil, sow the seeds outside in the autumn Plant - £5.00
Seeds - £3.00
a or c PARSLEY, CURLED (Pearsal) Petroselinum crispum Bi  20cm. The moss-curled variety for sauces, soups, salads and garnishing. Plant - £1.50
Seeds - £1.50
PELLITORY-OF-THE-WALL (Lus a bhallaidh) Parietaria officinalis / judaica 45cm. Grow this bushy plant on or near a wall; coral red stems, ovate leaves and clustered green-yellow flowers. Stimulates the kidney action, and externally a wound herb. Plant - £2.00
PLANTAIN,GREATER Plantago major 15cm. A native perennial for the wild garden due to its self- seeding nature. The young leaves in the spring are edible either fresh or cooked. The leaves and seeds have many medical applications, internally mainly as an astringent, and externally for example as a wound healer. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
POLYPODY (Cloch reathneih) Polypodium vulgare 20cm. Fern with a creeping rhizome that is a useful remedy for coughs and catarrh. Moist, shaded site. Plant - £3.00
a POPPY, RED (An cromlus) Papaver dubium 30cm. A syrup produced from the flowers provides us with a sedative to soothe coughs. Seeds for bread and cakes.This is the local species in the fields here which has a paler red flower colour . Seeds - £1.50
PRIMROSE (Lus nam muisean) Primula vulgaris 15cm. Native usually on edge of woodland. Early summer creamy-yellow flowers, very suitable for a slightly shaded moist wild garden . Anti-inflammatory leaves for minor wounds, flowers for salads and a mild sedative tisane when plentiful. Plant - £2.00
RASPBERRY, WILD (Subh-craoibh) Rubus idaeus 150cm. Wild stock from our croft. Raspberry leaf tea has a good reputation for easing labour pains; externally it may also be used as an eyewash, mouthwash or for ulcers and wounds. Plant - £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 - £3.00
Seeds - £2.00
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 - £5.00
Seeds - £3.00
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 - £4.00
Seeds - £3.00
a SAINT JOHN'S WORT (Eala bhuidhe) Hypericum perforatum 60cm. An important herb with cheery yellow clustered flowers. Contains antiviral and antiseptic properties that help reduce anxiety, tension and menstrual problems. Externally the flowers make an infused oil for skin problems.Sow outside in the spring. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
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.Sow outside in the spring. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
c SANICLE (Reagha maighe) Sanicula europaea 30cm. Woodland herb, a primary vulnerary and blood purifier. Makes a gargle for sore throat, catarhh or coughs, externally used for rashes and inflammations. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
SCULLCAP, COMMON Scutellaria galericulata 20cm. Smaller native species, blue flowered and sharing similar properties to the Baikal Scullcap. Plant - £3.00
c SEA HOLLY (Cuillion traghad) Eryngium maritimum 30cm. A most beautiful native perennial with green, blue and white veined foliage, topped by powder blue flowers, these colours mimic its wild habitat. Eryngo roots were once used in medicine, and candied as a sweet. Sow the slow germinating seeds outside in the autumn and cover with grit. Grow the plant in a well drained soil, sunny site. Plant - £7.00
Seeds - £4.00
SEAKALE Crambe maritima 60cm. Blanch the young shoots and use like asparagus; the young leaves make a good spring vegetable, and the white flowers are heavily honey scented. Grow in well drained soil, another seaside native with compatible colours. Plant - £2.00
c SELF-HEAL (Dubhan ceann cḥsach) Prunella vulgaris   16cm. Important woodland healing herb; attractive violet flower spikes and lush foliage. a bruised leaf will help stay nosebleeds, bind cuts and soothe burns and bruises. Ground cover for a shaded site.Sow outside in the autumn. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
SOAPWORT Saponaria officinalis P RR 30cm. Pink and white flowers in late summer. The leaves, stem or roots produce a fine soap for cleaning silks and tapestries.A plant for the wild garden only. Plant - £2.00
STAGS HORN CLUBMOSS (Lus a Mhadaigh ruaidh) Lycopodum clavatum HP  15cm. An interesting creeping evergreen perennial that produces "club "shaped cones containing numerous yellow spores. These can be collected for dusting skin issues. Used in homeopathy. Prefers a cool moist acidic site and soil. Plant - £7.00
STAR OF BETHLEHEM Ornithogalum umbellatum 20cm. Pure white star-like flowers expanding in sunshine during the spring and early summer. A Bach flower remedy. Bulbs (3) - £2.00
STONECROP, WHITE Sedum album 5cm. Small creeping succulent leaves, white flowers. Good for green roofs ,needs little or no soil, happily grows on rocks. Plant - £2.00
STRAWBERRY, WILD (Subh-lair) Fragaria vesca 10cm. Edible ground cover, with delicious flavour and fragrance especially when fully ripe.Birds leave them alone in our garden. Plant - £2.00
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 - £5.00
c SWEET CICELY (Cos uisge) Myrrhis odorata 90cm. White flowers and bright green foliage, scented and flavoured of anise. The leaves, seeds or roots may be used in stewing fruit, reducing acidity and sugar requirements.Sow outside in the autumn. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £1.50
c SWEET VIOLET (Fail chuach) Viola odorata P E 10cm. Spring and autumn violet flowers; used as a colouring and flavouring agent in food and confectionery. Medicinal. Shade in summer. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
TANSY, WILD (Lus na frainge) Tanacetum vulgare RR  90cm. An aromatic herb with fern-like leaves and yellow button flowers. Once used in tansy puddings that were customary at Easter, also in the past as a vermifuge. A plant for the wild garden due to its vigorous habit. Plant - £2.00
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 - £3.00
THYME, WILD/MOUNTAIN (Lus an righ) Thymus polytrichus brittanicus PE  5cm. Very hardy. 'Carpets' of mauve flowers that attract numerous bumble bees and aromatic foliage. Plant - £3.00
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 - £2.00
c VALERIAN, COMMON (Lus nan tri bhilean) Valeriana officinalis 90cm. Sweet-scented prolific flesh-pink flowers. A natural sedative, the rhizome being effective for promoting sleep and calming nerves. Sow the seeds outside in the autumn. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
c VETCH, BITTER or MOUNTAIN (Carmeal) Lathyrus montanus / linifolius 30cm. Native to upland areas of the UK producing pink/blue flowers. When sucked fresh the small root nodules have a liquorice-like flavour, that acts like a tonic reducing hunger and providing mild stimulation. Good for long distance trekking. Plant - £4.00
Seeds - £3.00
WALLPEPPER (Grafan nan clach) Sedum acre 10cm. Bright yellow star-shaped flowers and small succulent leaves for minor burns and grazes. Plant - £2.00
c WELD (Lus bhuide mor) Reseda luteola Bi  90cm. Green-yellow flower spikes. An ancient and well used dye plant.Sow outside in the autumn Seeds - £1.50
WOODRUFF, SWEET (Lusa-caitheamh) Asperula odorata /Galium odorata 30cm. Woodland plant with bright white flowers. Dried leaves scented of new-mown hay for linen bags and pot-pourri, medicinal. Shaded site. Plant - £2.00
WORMWOOD, COMMON (Buramaide) Artemisia absintium 90cm. Shrubby border plant; silver-grey aromatic foliage which once flavoured absinthe. A bitter tonic for enfeebled digestion, also expels worms. Keeps moths from clothing. Plant - £2.00
a YARROW (Lus na fala) Achillea millefolium 60cm. Combined with elderflowers and peppermint, this healing herb helps clear colds and fevers. The fresh leaf infused and applied in a poultice, aids wound recovery. Sow the seeds outside in the spring. Plant - £2.00
Seeds - £2.00
c YELLOW FLAG Iris pseudacorus 75cm. A bright yellow flowered native iris which enjoys the edge of water. The rhizome was once used in medicine and also provides a black dye. Plant - £3.00
Seeds - £2.00
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