Herb of the Month

Lovage

October 29th, 2012|Categories: Herb of the Month|

Lovage is very distinctive with its yellow umbrella shaped flowers and large shiny greeny yellow leaves and because it grows quite tall it is usually found at the back of herb [...]

Horseradish

September 27th, 2012|Categories: Herb of the Month|

Horseradish is a favourite condiment. It traditionally accompanies Roast Beef, but it can be an addition to a number of dishes including sandwiches and salad. It is a perennial plant from the Brassica family, which includes mustard, broccoli and cabbage. It is native to south east Europe, but is grown throughout the world. […]

Ginger

August 29th, 2012|Categories: Herb of the Month|

Ginger is probably one of the most common and popular herbs used in cooking and medicine. The Ginger Root, or rhizome, can be used, as can Ground Ginger. The Ginger Plant is often used in gardens of subtropical homes as it produces attractive clusters of white and pink buds that develop into yellow flowers. It is a perennial reed-like plant with a leafy stem and can grow up to 4ft. […]

Fennel

July 30th, 2012|Categories: Herb of the Month|

Fennel is a hardy, perennial, umbelliferous herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean, but has become widely naturalised in many parts of [...]

Elderberry

June 30th, 2012|Categories: Herb of the Month|

Many of us probably remember Elderberry from our youth, possibly making Elderberry wine with the flowers or berries. There are between 5 and 30 species of this shrub or small tree. It is native to temperate to subtropical regions of both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Native species of Elderberry are often planted by people wishing to support native butterfly and bird species. […]

Dill

June 2nd, 2012|Categories: Herb of the Month|

Dill (Anethum graveolens) – eneldo in Spanish is, depending on where it is grown, either a perennial or annual herb. It grows up to 40-60cm and has a slender stem with soft, delicate leaves. The small flowers are a yellowy white and they produce slightly curved seeds which are grouped in the shape of an umbrella. […]