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Your greenhouse is the perfect place to grow flowers, but what about the winter months and once your flowers are planted out?

Growing herbs is a great way to take advantage of the glasshouse all year round, and especially as a shelter from the winter frost.

Here we look at how to grow some common herbs, as well as ideas for what to do with them once they are ready to pick.

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How to Grow Rosemary

Rosemary is a real delight in the flower border as well as the herb garden for its wonderful blue (or white) flowers in March/April and sporadically throughout the summer months. The evergreen decorative narrow foliage is highly attractive, too. Traditionally used with lamb, rosemary is also wonderful with roast veg, fish, potatoes and pulses. Varieties […]

How to Grow Fennel

Varieties There are two main types, Florence fennel with its green leaves and bronze fennel with beautifully deep-coloured foliage. But of Florence fennel, there are lots of varieties which have been bred for their superior taste, yield or resistance to bolting. Try ‘Mantevano‘ or ‘Montebianco‘, both with large, white crunchy bulbs, ‘Victoria‘ or ‘Amigo F1‘, […]