Herbs

photo of mint

We stock many types of herbs, including

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis variegata)

Used in salads, breads and drinks.

Grows easily locally.

Variegated and non-variegated varieties are available.

Chamomile (Chamaemelum noblis)

Flowers used to make a soothing tea and are also used in shampoos to lighten hair.

The flowering varieties die back a bit after flowering and so should not be used as a lawn.

Lawn Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile Treneague)

The ‘Treneague’ variety has non-flowering dense foliage and is great for making lawns as the aromatic leaves release their scent when trodden on.

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Add to salads, egg and cheese dishes etc.

Leaves and flowers have mild onion flavour.

Mint Apple Variegated (Mentha suaveolens Variegata)

Apple and mint flavours combine well with potato, vegetable and Waldorf salads.

Variegated varieties are often less vigorous than plain varieties, and so are less prone to becoming invasive.

Mint Basil (Mentha x piperata f citata)

Rich, sweet aromatic, dark green/purple leaves with blue flowers.

Very minty with basil undertones.

Mint Black Peppermint (Mentha x piperata)

Purple/pink flowers with very dark leaves.

Use in salads, teas and iced drinks. Helps digestion.

Mint Chocolate (Mentha x piperata f citrata)

Very strong flavoured, hint of chocolate, with dark green, practically brown leaves and small whorls of purple flowers.

Add to puddings, summer drinks and tea.

Mint Grapefruit (Mentha x piperata f. citrata)

Sharp citrus flavour. Cream leaves with a hint of mulberry.

Mauve flowers.

Mint Lemon (Mentha x piperata f. citrata) Lemon scented, bright leaves. Use in teas and iced drinks. Leaves used in salads.

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