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Herbs

We stock a wide range of herb plants to buy online and at both our Bridport and Little Groves Nurseries. Whether you use parsley with your cod, mint with your new potatoes or basil with your spaghetti, herbs are something which can enrich our lives.

 They can be used throughout the home and they can help to boost your health. They can be grown in the garden, allotment, planted in your flower borders, grown in pots on the patio, and in many cases kept in pots in the kitchen. There should always be room for herbs as they are plants that earn their keep!

A herb is a plant that is valued for flavour, scent, or other qualities and at Groves Nursery we like to stock all the usual herbs that you would expect to see such as sages, thymes, mints, bay (etc.) but we also like to have an element of surprise and so stock more unusual herbs from all over the world.

Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, or in some cases even spiritual usage. Culinary herbs are distinguished from vegetables in that, like spices, they are used in small amounts and provide flavour rather than substance to food.

Some culinary herbs are shrubs (such as rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis), or trees (such as bay laurel, Laurus nobilis) – this contrasts with botanical herbs, which by definition cannot be woody plants. Some plants are used as both a spice and a herb, such as dill seed and dill leaves or coriander seeds and coriander leaves.

All our herb plants are grown from seed or cuttings at our Little Groves Nursery and available for sale online (for mail order) and at both our nurseries.

We maintain a dedicated staff of herb gardener experts throughout the year and can offer you advice on the appropriate herb plants to purchase and post-sales help regarding maintaining your herb plants.

All our herb plants are grown in 9cm and 12cm plant pots by an expert Herb Gardener. As a result of their initial care and nurture we aim to deliver suitably robust herb plants for our customers to care for.

All our herb plants are sold 'pot based' and carefully despatched in protective cardboard packaging with the herb plant itself in a biodegradable flower pot.

Most herbs are suitable for indoor (kitchen) and outdoor growing (garden, patio) – see the individual guides for each herb plant.

All our herbs are available for sale online and at our award winning nurseries with mail order delivery throughout the UK and Europe.

Free postage for all orders over £50 (excludes garden buildings).

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French Tarragon Herb 9cm

French Tarragon Herb 9cm

(Artemisia dracunculus)Height/spread: 90cm x 45cm Flowers: Tiny yellow flowers in sum..

£2.30

Gift wrapping (Roses, Violets and Herbs only)

Gift wrapping (Roses, Violets and Herbs only)

Message can be added at checkout.We offer a gift wrapping service for all our Roses, Viole..

£3.99

Purple Sage Herb 9cm

Purple Sage Herb 9cm

(Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’)This sage is similar to the Green Sage, with the added ..

£2.30

Tricolour Sage Herb 9cm

Tricolour Sage Herb 9cm

(Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolour’)Height/spread: 70cm x 70cm Flowers: Mauve – blue flow..

£2.30

Variegated Lemon Thyme Herb 9cm

Variegated Lemon Thyme Herb 9cm

(Thymus x citriodorus)Gold and green variegated leaves that are lemon scentedHeight/spread..

£2.30

Green Sage Herb 9cm

Green Sage Herb 9cm

(Salvia officinalis)Height/spread: 60cm x 60cm Flowers: Mauve – blue flowers in summe..

£2.30

Compact Thyme Herb 9cm

Compact Thyme Herb 9cm

(Thymus vulgaris Compactus)Height/spread: 30cmx30cmFlowers: pale pink flowers in summerSun..

£2.30

Corsican Mint Herb 9cm

Corsican Mint Herb 9cm

(Mentha requienii)Height/spread: Mat forming habitFlowers: Tiny purple flowers throughout ..

£2.30

Golden Sage Herb 9cm

Golden Sage Herb 9cm

(Salvia officinalis Icterina)Height/spread: 70cmFlowers: Pale blue sage flowers in summerS..

£2.30

Garlic Chives Herb 9cm

Garlic Chives Herb 9cm

(Allium tuberosum)Height/spread: Clump forming 30 x 30cmFlowers: Edible white flowersSun/s..

£2.30

Bronze Fennel Herb 9cm

Bronze Fennel Herb 9cm

(Foeniculum vulgare purpureum)Height/spread: 2m x 45cmFlowers: Large flat umbels of yellow..

£2.30

Red Veined Sorrel Herb 9cm

Red Veined Sorrel Herb 9cm

(Rumex sanguineus)Height/spread: 40cm or more. Sun/shade: Will grow well in sun or pa..

£2.30

Chicory Herb 9cm

Chicory Herb 9cm

(Cichorium intybus)Height/spread: 1m x 30cmFlowers: Very pretty blue daisy flowers from mi..

£2.30

Lovage Herb 9cm

Lovage Herb 9cm

Levisticum officinaleHeight/spread: Can grow up to 2mFlowers: Remove flower heads to incre..

£2.30

Stevia Sugarleaf Herb 9cm

Stevia Sugarleaf Herb 9cm

Stevia rebaudiana Perennial shrub from South America that has amazing natural sweetness..

£2.30

Broad Leaved Thyme Herb 9cm

Broad Leaved Thyme Herb 9cm

(Thymus pulegiodes)Height/spread: 25cm x 45cmFlowers: Pretty mauve-pink flowers from midsu..

£2.30

Basil Mint Herb 9cm

Basil Mint Herb 9cm

(Mentha x piperata citrata 'Basil’)Height: up to 60cmFlowers: Purple flowers in summerSun/..

£2.30

Rosemary Herb 12cm

Rosemary Herb 12cm

(Rosemarinus officinalis)Height/spread: Medium size shrub that can be container grownFlowe..

£3.50

Tashkent Mint Herb 9cm

Tashkent Mint Herb 9cm

(Mentha spicata Tashkent).Height/ Spread:80cm x 1m Flowers: Small mauve flowers in su..

£2.30

Chives Herb 9cm

Chives Herb 9cm

(Allium schoenoprasum) Height/spread: 30cm x 30cm Flowers: Purple globe shaped f..

£2.30

Curry Plant Herb 9cm

Curry Plant Herb 9cm

(Helichrysum italicum)Height/spread: 60cm x 80cmFlowers: Tiny yellow flowers in summerSun/..

£2.30

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