Herbs

This page lists many of the herbs that I’ve written about on pumpkinbeth.com.  Click on the name of each plant to discover more information and find links to further articles.

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Alpine strawberries or wild strawberries (also known by their botanical name Fragaria vesca) are small, low growing, plants that trail along the ground, spreading via runners; these pretty little plants can grow up to around 15cm (6 inches) tall.  I adore alpine strawberries!  These dainty…

Angelica archangelica is a simply divine garden plant!  I love the zingy green colour tone of this biennial’s flowers and seeds, their fresh colouring and the plant’s tall, architectural, and statuesque appearance is of great value in the garden. Angelica archangelica favours moist, well drained…

Basil is probably my favourite herb.  There are a stunning selection of basil varieties available, each with their own flavour.  Different basil types each have their charm and depending on the variety will produce tiny, small, medium, or extra-large sized leaves.  I adore the flavour…

Borago officinalis is a hardy annual herb that’s commonly known as Borage or Bee Bread (in the UK).  This plant has edible leaves and flowers that have a cucumbery aroma and delicate cucumber flavour.  If I were you, I wouldn’t get too excited about eating…

Cutting Celery is also known by the botanical name, Apium graveolens.  Cutting Celery is closely related to celery and celeriac, but these particular seeds have been selected and reselected especially for the flavour of their leaves.  The leaves taste like celery – it’s a strong…

Plants from the genus Lavandula, are usually referred to as lavenders.  Lavandula features over forty species and hundreds of cultivars, each with their own special differences.  You’ll find white, pink, purple, and blue flowered lavenders, with plants bearing flowers of every shade of these tones,…

There are many different types and forms of mint available to gardeners.  Different types of Mint have different leaves and deliver different aromas and flavours.  I adore mint and over the years I have grown every type I’ve been able to find.  I’m always searching…

‘Parcel’  or ‘Par-Cel’ is also known by the botanical name, Apium graveolens.  This is a hardy biennial plant that produces edible leaves with a strong flavour of celery; Parcel’s stems are edible too, but it is the pungent leaves that this plant is usually grown…

Persicaria odorata, (also known as Vietnamese Coriander) is a tender perennial plant with leaves that have a very strong, aromatic flavour. Persicaria odorata is a very tender plant, this herb will only survive UK winters indoors or in a heated glasshouse.

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