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A Baker’s Dozen

November 3, 2020 9:08 pm Published by

Baking bread is an age-old craft, and adding flavour with fresh garden herbs makes it even more satisfying. There’s not…

Oregano

April 2, 2020 9:41 am Published by

Oregano is a flavourful herb that is used extensively in Mediterranean cuisine, especially Italian and Greek food.  Why grow it?…

Windowsill Farming

October 1, 2018 11:59 am Published by

Have the freshest leaves at your fingertips by growing them on your kitchen windowsills. If you think you need a…

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Lavender is trending

April 10, 2018 1:15 pm Published by

Purple is the ‘new colour of health’, as well as the choice of Pantone’s trendsetters. Foodies flirting with ‘botanical’ flavours…

Growing Herbs In Pots

February 16, 2018 10:12 am Published by

There is no need to ever be without herbs. For a year-round supply, grow them in pots. Herbs grow so well…

Sage

February 5, 2018 10:36 am Published by

Sage Winter is generally a difficult time for growing herbs, but one herb that is certainly worth nursing through this…

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Noble Bay

January 29, 2018 11:53 am Published by

Bay, the noblest of leaves It may come as a surprise, but sweet bay (Laurus nobilis) has a long association…

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Lavender fragrance

January 29, 2018 11:26 am Published by

Make your own fragrance The allure of lavender is its aromatic yet fruity fragrance that always lifts the spirits. The…

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Perennial Basils

January 29, 2018 10:55 am Published by

Basil is regarded as the king of summer herbs – and that includes the perennial varieties which have as many…

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Dilly for Dill

January 29, 2018 10:35 am Published by

Dilly for Dill With its feathery, blue-green leaves and clusters of yellow flowers in summer, dill (Anethum graveolens) is an…

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Calendula

January 29, 2018 9:20 am Published by

Calendula In winter, Calendula Officinalis rubs shoulders with pansies, petunias and violas on the seedling rack in garden centres. That’s…

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Myrtle

January 26, 2018 3:34 pm Published by

Myrtle What comes to mind at the mention of myrtle? Topiary, or hedging, or maybe a sprig in a bride’s…

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Wonders of Lovage

January 26, 2018 2:58 pm Published by

The Wonders of Lovage Use lovage to revitalise your meatless Mondays! The strong, meaty taste of its leaves is a delicious…

Coriander

January 26, 2018 2:44 pm Published by

Whether you know it as coriander, cilantro, dahnia or Chinese parsley, Coriandrum sativum is commonly used by cooks across continents…

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Flavourful Fennel

January 25, 2018 1:06 pm Published by

Flavourful Fennel Spicy and sweet, fennel is a cook’s dream and a delight for gardeners who love its striking foliage…

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Hot Pot Herbs

January 23, 2018 2:55 pm Published by

Herbs for a hot pot Herbs grow so well in pots that there is almost no excuse for not growing…

Step-Up Veggies

January 22, 2018 4:08 pm Published by

Step-Up Veggies Growing vertically is a great way to make the most of limited space. This handy DIY ladder allows…

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Hot and Spicy Oregano

January 22, 2018 2:19 pm Published by

This herb can take the heat There’s no place for mild herbs in Mexico’s hot and spicy food. Herbs have…

How to Dry Herbs

January 18, 2018 11:29 am Published by

How to dry herbs The most natural process of preserving herbs is to dry them in a cool, airy room,…

Thyme for All Seasons

January 18, 2018 11:20 am Published by

Thyme for All Seasons Although its growing season is in the warmer months, thyme is the perfect choice for the…