Now you too can grow your very own herb garden, and pick fresh garden herbs to transform your cooking. Nothing beats the intense aromatic flavour of fresh herbs, and you won’t get much fresher than picking them from your own patio just seconds before you use them! Refrigeration reduces the natural aromatic oils that give herbs their flavour – that’s why fresh herbs taste better and because you're growing them in your own garden, you know where your food is coming from!
We’ve included 6 versatile herbs that will give you bunch after bunch, packed full of delicious flavour and scent! As well as the expected Thyme and Lavender, the Moroccan Mint and Hot and Spicy Oregano are something a little bit different and special! Either plant them up into pots separately or bunch some up together to create eye-catching features, or plant at the front of beds and borders. Perfect for pots, patio containers or raised borders, they are ready to plant now and you’ll be able to pick your herbs straight away.
They are really easy to grow in very little space, indoors or out, and require little care other than occasional pruning (i.e. picking your herbs!) and can even be grown on a windowsill – you don’t need a garden! They’ll regrow after you cut them, so you can keep picking away all summer long and they are all winter hardy – they will come back and you can use them next year too.
o Lavandula Stoechas ‘Bella Lavender’ – tough yet beautiful and fragrant French lavender with lilac flowers. o Rosmarinus (Rosemary) ‘Tuscan Blue’ – evergreen and aromatic with spikes of dark blue flowers.
o Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’ (Common Sage) – glossy green foliage turns golden-yellow along the edge of leaves with blue flowers in spring.
o Thymus Silver King (Thyme) – green and white variegated foliage with pink flowers in spring.
o Origanum Hot and Spicy (Oregano) – highly aromatic with a spicy kick in the kitchen.
o Mentha spicata Moroccan (Moroccan Mint) – compact variety perfect for using in tea like the Moroccan’s do!