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BAMBOO GRASS / KAMA Sasa veitchii   1000cm. A small hardy glossy leaved evergreen shrub native to upland areas of Japan . The fresh leaves are used to wrap rice dishes and sushi to maintain freshness and flavour. It is invasive so grow in a container. Plant - £5.50
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 - £7.50
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. Sorry sold out Plant - £7.50
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 - £4.50
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 - £5.50
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 - £7.50
Seeds - £3.50
BOX Buxus sempervirens PE  30cm. Evergreen shrub ideal for hedging the herb garden when clipped. If allowed to grow to maturity will become large bush/ small tree. Plant - £4.50
BOX, DWARF Buxus sempervirens suffruticosa 30cm. A slow growing small variety for those gardeners wanting a minimal hedge. Plant - £4.50
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 dwarf variety that fruits freely as well as the wild form which produces spiky foliage Plant - £7.50
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 - £7.50
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 - £4.50
CHASTE TREE Vitex agnus castus HHP  120cm. European aromatic deciduous shrub that is hardy in a sheltered garden, producing small lilac coloured flowers.Bring in for the winter in northern or frosty gardens. The seeds and leaves contain substances which alleviate or stimulate hormonal activity depending on your gender. Plant - £7.50
COTTON LAVENDER Santolina chaemaecyparissus P E 45cm. Golden yellow button-like flowers and silver-grey fragrant foliage, useful in insect repellent sachets. Plant - £4.50
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 - £4.50
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 - £5.50
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 - £7.50
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 - £5.50
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 - £3.50
Large Plant - £5.50
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 - £10.00
Seeds - £3.50
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. Sorry sold out Plant - £5.50
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 - £4.50
Seeds - £2.00
EPHEDRA DISTACHYA Ephedra distachya P E 30cm. Twig-like hardy evergreen shrub from western Europe. It will grow outside in sun or partial shade in a well drained soil. Beneficial as an anti-allergen and nerve stimulant for hay fever and asthma.For qualified practitioner use only. Plant - £7.50
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 aiding memory. In Chinese medicine the leaves and seeds help relieve asthmatic conditions. Small Plant - £7.50
Large Plant - £36.00
GINSENG, SIBERIAN Eleutherococcus senticosus HP  3000cm. A large deciduous shrub that is easier to cultivate, and is effective in a different way to 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 - £18.00
Large Plant - £36.00
GOLDEN SAGE Salvia icterina HPE  40cm. A golden leaved variety that adds colour , aroma and flavour to any herb garden Plant - £5.50
c GUELDER ROSE Viburnum opulus 2000cm. Deciduous shrub with white flowers, rich autumn colour and red edible (when cooked) berries. Used in homoeopathy and traditional medicine as an antispasmodic. Seeds available, sow outside in the autumn. Seeds - £3.50
GUM CISTUS Cistus landanifer HHPE  45cm. From the Spanish Sierra Nevada, a lovely evergreen shrub with slightly sticky linear leaves. These have a very sweet and warm scented aroma from which an oil is extracted for use in perfumes , drinks and food. Large white flowers appear in early summer. Grow as a HHP in a container bringing in for the winter in northern gardens. Plant - £10.00
HONEYSUCKLE, WILD (Lus na meala) Lonicera periclymenum 450cm. Climber. Subtle rose-pink, yellow and cream flowers with a honeyed scent. Pot-pourri herb. Medicinal, This is the local wild species. Plant - £7.50
HYSSOP, DWARF Hyssopus officinalis aristatus P E 20cm. Neat aromatic bush, ideal for rock gardens producing clumps of blue flowers in late summer. Plant - £3.50
HYSSOP, PINK Hyssopus officinalis roseus P E 45cm. Bright pink flower spikes. Hyssop leaf applied to the skin helps reduce inflammations, bruises and stings. Plant - £3.50
HYSSOP, WHITE Hyssopus officinalis albus P E 45cm. White flowers enjoyed by bees. Hyssop in food aids digestion and improves appetite. Plant - £3.50
JASMINE , WHITE. Jasminum officinale 3000cm. Hardy in the south but half hardy in northern or upland gardens,this evergreen climber from central asia bears very sweet and seductively scented flowers in the evening and at night. These and the extracted oil are used in perfumes, teas and flavourings. Plant - £10.00
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 - £4.50
Large Plant - £10.00
JUNIPER, PROSTRATE Juniperus communis depressa. P E 30cm. Prostrate evergreen ground cover shrub native to Highlands and Islands. It is often found in extreme habitats so is very hardy. Plant - £7.50
KAWA-KAWA Piper excelsum HHPE  90cm. A native of north island New Zealand where it grows prolifically under the bush canopy. In northern areas of 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 shaded 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. Sorry sold out. Plant - £18.00
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 - £12.00
Large Plant - £26.00
LAVENDER, DWARF WHITE Lavandula nana alba P E 20cm. A small variety but with profuse white flowers. Plant - £4.50
LAVENDER, FRENCH Lavandula stoechas  PE 40cm. 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 - £4.50
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 - £3.50
Large Plant - £5.50
LAVENDER, LODDON PINK Lavandula angustifolia P E 50cm. Delicate pink flowers. Plant amongst blue flowered varieties for contrast. Small Plant - £3.50
Large Plant - £5.50
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 - £3.50
Large Plant - £5.50
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 - £4.50
MANUKA Leptospermum scoparium PE  3000cm. An aromatic evergreen shrub or small tree from New Zealand that can be grown in a sheltered border. It is hardy here on the Black Isle north of Inverness. We grow the wild species ( not a cultivar) which has myrtle-like foliage and white/pink flowers that appear here in april/may and july. The bees that feed on the nectar provide us with the well known health giving honey. The bark and leaves also contain medicinal properties. Our young plants are usually about 20cm high. Plant - £7.50
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 - £10.00
or C 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 - £5.50
Seeds - £3.50
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 - £10.00
NANTEN Nandina domestica 90cm. A hardy deciduous shrub from Japan with bamboo-like foliage,then white flowers followed by red berries. It is traditionally planted on the north-eastern side of houses or gardens to provide good luck and happiness. The berries are used in traditional medicine for coughs and asthma. Plant - £7.50
RHUS TOXICODENDRUM Rhus radicans   150cm. 'Poison Ivy'. Beautiful but fiery (and dangerous to touch) deciduous shrub with autumn coloured foliage. It can cause a very severe allergic response. Homoeopathy makes use of it as a remedy for chicken pox and eczema. We can only supply to accredited growers. Plant - £12.00
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 - £10.00
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 - £4.50
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 - £7.50
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. Plant - £5.50
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. Plant - £5.50
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. Plant - £4.50
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. Plant - £5.50
ROSEMARY, PINK Rosmarinus officinalis roseus P E 90cm. Attractive pink flowers which are often in flower in the winter. has lighter green foliage bearing good scent and flavour. Sheltered site. Plant - £5.50
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 - £5.50
ROSEMARY, SEVERN SEAS Rosmarinus officinalis HHP P E 30cm. A good variety for growing in a container , bearing semi-prostrate branches laden with early dark blue flowers. Bring into a sheltered place over winter. Plant - £5.50
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 - £7.50
ROSEMARY, WILD. (Ros Mhuire) Rosmarinus officinalis P E 120cm. The blue flowered wild variety of the well known aromatic evergreen shrub. Use lightly with lamb, stews, roast potatoes, soups and herb butter. Select a sheltered site with low fertility and well drained soil. Plant - £4.50
a RUE, COMMON (Ru) Ruta graveolens P E 60cm. 'Herb of Grace'. Evergreen blue-green leaves and small yellow flowers. Medicinal, provides us with a homeopathic remedy for arthritis and rheumatism. The fresh leaf can cause an allergic response on sensitive skins so cover up when handling. Plant - £4.50
Seeds - £2.00
RUE, JACKMAN'S BLUE Ruta graveolens P E 60cm. Deep bluish foliage with a scent reminiscent of gorse flowers on a spring day. Bunched yellow flowers. Wear gloves when handling if you have a sensitive skin. Plant - £5.50
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 - £4.50
SAGE, BROAD LEAVED (Slan lus) Salvia latifolia P E 75cm. The broad-leaved culinary sage. Use the leaves in stuffings or cheeses. Plant - £3.50
SAGE, GOLDEN Salvia icterina HPE  40cm. A hardy golden leaved evergreen shrub that adds colour, aroma and flavour for any herb garden. Plant - £4.50
SAGE, NARROW LEAVED Salvia officinalis P E 60cm. The narrow leaved free flowering variety with a good flavour for the kitchen. The fresh flowers are also good in a slightly sweeter summer herb tea that helps to keep away coughs and colds. Prune back quite hard after flowering to promote young growth. Plant - £3.50
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. Plant - £4.50
SAGE, SCARLET PINEAPPLE Salvia elegans HHP  60cm. Strong pineapple scented leaves excellent for pot-pourri. Plant - £4.50
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 - £4.50
SANSHO./ JAPANESE PEPPER Xanthoxyllum piperitum 3000cm. A hardy deciduous shrub with aromatic edible leaves.These can be used in many traditional dishes for example with sesame tofu, soups and bamboo shoot rice. It does not produce seeds in northern areas of the UK . There are also various medicinal uses.Sorry sold out Plant - £10.00
SENRYO Sarcandra glabra HHP  1500cm. A half hardy subshrub from Japan and south-east asia, that has many medicinal uses including immune enhancing properties. The leaves can be infused and the bright red berries are edible.The stems and berries are used for New Year decorations.Grow in a container in conservatory or greenhouse , place outside in warm summers. Plant - £7.50
SOUTHERNWOOD/LAD'S LOVE/AIPPLE RINGIE. (Meath chaltuinn) Artemisia abrotanum 90cm. Fragrant cottage garden favourite. Strong fruity scent and flavour. Use sparingly in cakes or salads, in pot-pourri or linen bags. Plant - £5.50
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 - £5.50
Seeds - £2.00
TEA PLANT Camellia sinensis v. sinensis HHPE  95cm. Our almost hardy variety originated from the Darjeeling area of West Bengal. When young,it is best brought into a cold greenhouse or polytunnel during the winter for northern or frosty gardens .Grow in a container using ericaceous compost or outside when larger in warm sheltered gardens. The young leaves can be made into green tea, either fresh or dried, or fermented then dried for " black" tea. Numerous creamy-white waxy flowers appear from late summer , followed with large seed pods. Plant - £12.00
TEA TREE Melaleuca alternifolia  HHPE 3000cm. 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 brought in for the winter, or allowed to develop into a large shrub in a sheltered site outdside. It is hardy here growing by a south facing wall. Plant - £7.50
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 - £12.00
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 - £3.50
THYME, CARAWAY Thymus herba-barona P E 5cm. Compact hardy creeping variety with caraway like scent and flavour. Mauve flowers. Plant - £3.50
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 - £3.50
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 - £2.50
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, pizzas and many dishes. Plant - £3.50
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 - £3.50
THYME, PINK CHINTZ Thymus serphyllum P E 5cm. Creeping variety with masses of fresh pink flowers. Plant - £3.50
THYME, WHITE Thymus serphyllum albus P E 5cm. Bright white 'mats' of flowers. Interplant with mauve and pink varieties for contrast. Plant - £3.50
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 - £3.50
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 - £7.50
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 - £12.00
YUZU Citrus juno HHPE  2000cm. A small citrus tree from Japan.It is very popular there for juice and candied peel. Easy to grow and hardy in sheltered southern areas. Grow under protection in northern gardens using ericaceous compost . The distinct glossy leaves are also full of lemon scent and flavour .(Plants are about 20 cms high when sold) Plant - £12.00
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