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Herbs to Plant and Nurture

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Herbs to Plant and Nurture

Herb garden

Beautifully aromatic and angelic, herbs are wonderful plants to establish and nurture within your garden. 

Enabling you access to freshly grown and fragrant seasoning ingredients at your fingertips, herbs are a fantastic way to enhance your homemade meals and culinary creations. Tempting bees, valuable pollinators and wildlife into the garden, herb gardens are incredibly useful in the kitchen but are also fabulous for filling your garden with an extra touch of visual interest. Whether you choose to grow your herbs in a collection of raised beds or vintage containers, let’s unpack a few of our team’s herb garden favourites to get you started.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Known as ‘sweet basil’, Ocimum basilicum is a fragrant and handy herb. Fantastic for growing alongside vegetables such as beans, peppers and more, basil makes a delightful companion plant.

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

Flourishing delicate ivory or purple blooms throughout the summer months, Lemon balm is a very easy-to-grow perennial that can be nurtured in a number of different garden locations. Producing zesty lemon-infused leaves, lemon balm is particularly fantastic for adding a pop of citrus flavour to salads, sauces and herbal teas.

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Belonging to the onion family, chives are very easy-to-grow herbs that require very little assistance. Perfectly planted in a spot that receives dappled shade, chives are useful for finely slicing to decorate and enhance a range of meals, including fish dishes and soup.

Mentha × piperita

Better known as peppermint, Mentha × piperita is a strongly flavoured herb that is most commonly used when creating delicious desserts, mint sauces and herbal teas. Great for growing in large pots and containers, peppermint is a versatile herb that thrives best when planted in a particularly sunny spot.

Looking to include a flourishing herb garden into your landscape? Talk to our kitchen garden specialists today to find out how we can transform a section of your garden into a burgeoning culinary space. 

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