• HERBS IN THE KITCHEN

    COOKING WITH HERBS

    A few leaves here, a blend of seeds there. It’s just what you need to lift your culinary creations from ordinary to extraordinary. Have you got a whole rack of culinary herbs and spice jars?  Have you ever held a…

  • DISCOVERING HERBS

    NAMING PLANTS in LATIN

    According to the research department at Kew Gardens, there are currently more than 391,000 species surviving in this world.  Each has a different name.  Imagine trying to learn them all, to know them all. Imagine being able to identify them! 

  • HERB SPECIES: UNUSUAL SPECIES

    CHERVIL

    Such a delicate pretty herb and so easy to grow .. I scatter Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) seeds wherever I have space in the early spring or autumn ~ usually in damp and shady conditions.  I don’t grow them in summer…

  • HERB SPECIES : COMMON HERBS

    CALMING CHAMOMILE

    Chamomile (Chamaelium nobile and Matricaria recutita) Many people have heard of this herb  … generally in connection with tea! Chamomile is known for its relaxing, soothing effects. The two kinds of chamomile have always been accepted for their medicinal properties.…

  • HERB BLOG

    A PASSION FOR HERBS

    I often wonder when it started ….. my passion for herbs. It’s been a lifetime of listening, looking, and learning; rubbing shoulders with some amazing and knowledgeable plants-men and women. I was lucky. I grew up surrounded by Cheshire meadows, woodlands and hedgerows…

  • HERB BLOG

    Cape Gooseberry steals the show

    Cape Gooseberry or Physalis in its Autumn Colours My Physalis plants have reached their beautiful cheerful Autumnal fruiting show early this year. Originating from Peru, Physalis became commonly known as the Cape Gooseberry due to its rise in popularity and…

  • DISCOVERING HERBS

    COMMON HERBS

    Our most well known herbs Here you’ll find out about familiar Herbs of the kitchen ~ parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and mint. There is also Basil and Coriander the well-known Mediterranean herbs. Of course there are Lavender and Wild Roses…

  • GROWING HERBS

    GROWING HERBS

    Your own FRESH herbs Herbs provide us with the most wonderful collection of plants. They not only look good and smell amazing but they also do you good.          With some fresh herbs to hand, you can…

  • CARING FOR HERBS

    CARING FOR HERBS

    How to Care for your Herbs : an Introduction You have taken the trouble to either grow from seed, or to buy,  your beautiful herbs.  So now we need to care for them to ensure their survival and wellbeing!  All…