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Maintaining your herb beds and pots

Most herbs need very little attention once planted. However, just a little care will pay dividends and ensure that your plants look great and produce plenty of fresh leaves and stems for you to use in the kitchen or on the barbecue whenever needed through the summer months. Pruning and trimming This is critical for […]

What herbs to grow and where

Herbs for windowsills Basil Parsley Coriander Herbs for hot spots Rosemary Sage Lavender Herbs to make low hedging Cotton lavender Hyssop Lavender Curry plant Rosemary Hanging over edge of walls Corsican blue rosemary Creeping thymes Dappled shade Angelica Bergamot Comfrey (symphytum) Feverfew Mustard garlic Wild garlic Mint Sorrel Rock garden herbs Corsican mint (Mentha requienii) […]

How to Grow Squashes

The summer squashes, which include patty pan and winter squash, which include pumpkins, are easy and rewarding crops to grow. Squashes are members of the gourd family and include pumpkins, courgettes and marrows. Courgettes can be described as summer squashes but here we will concentrate on summer squashes other than courgettes and also look at […]