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Herbs

We are keen to help everyone grown some of their own food. Whether you have an allotment, Herbsgarden patio or just a pot on the window sill there is always something you can grow yourself inside or out. One of the best places to start is herbs. They are a really handy thing to have near the kitchen and many are really easy to look after.

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 if you know what you’re doing they can boost your health.  They can be grown in the veg garden, planted in your flower borders or grown in pots on the patio – there should always be room for herbs as they are plants that earn their keep!

At Little 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.  Have a browse at our herb section which you may buy online and see how many tempt your tastebuds! 


To help you get your taste buds tingling our herbs at Little Groves are set out in recipe categories, such as herbs for red meat, herbs for fish, herbs for oriental cooking, herbs for italian recipes , edible flowers (great in salads, cockails, summer drinks and fruit salads), herbs for herbal teas - and many more!  We hope that this helps you to choose herbs on what you use them for, as well as those that look great!  So even if your green fingers are a little shy or rusty, why not let your tummy decide!

 

Examples of some of our recipe categories and the herbs in them:

Herbs for chicken

  • French Tarragon
  • Winter Tarragon
  • Thyme (Lemon, Common Compact, Broad leaved, Silver posy)
  • Vietnamese corriander
  • Corriander
  • Dwarf marjoram
  • Oregano Country Cream
  • Golden marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Basil (Sweet, Bush/greek, Lemon, Cinnamon)
  • Curry Plant
  • Parsley
  • Winter savory
  • Chives & Garlic Chives

Herbs for red meat

  • Sages (Golden, Tricolour, Green, Purple)
  • Rosemary
  • Thymes (Common Compact, Broad leaved, Silver posy)
  • Dwarf marjoram
  • Oregano Country
  • Golden marjoram
  • Bay
  • Tashkent mint
  • Winter savory

Herbs for Fish:

  • Dill
  • Fennel (Bronze, Green)
  • Chervil
  • Parsley (Triple Curled, French/Flat leaved)
  • Chives
  • Dwarf marjoram
  • Golden marjoram
  • Vietnamese corriander
  • Corriander
  • Lemon Balm

Herbs for oriental cooking:

  • Corriander
  • Vietnamese corriander
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lime mint
  • Lemon, lime  & thai basil
  • Chives & Garlic Chives
  • Purple Shiso (Perilla)
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Herbs to spice up your salads:

  • Chives & Garlic Chives
  • Red veined Sorrel
  • Basil (sweet, greek/bush, lemon)
  • Heartsease
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Salad Burnet
  • Lovage
  • Ramsons (Wild garlic)
  • Bulls Blood Baby Beet
  • Tree Spinach
  • Salad Rocket

Edible Flowers:

  • Borage (Blue & White)
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Heartsease
  • Calendula
  • Chicory
  • Salad Rocket
  • Hyssop
  • Lavender angustifolia
  • Mint flowers
  • African Blue Basil
  • Sweet, Bush/greek, Lemon, Lime basil flower
  • Sweet Violet

Herbal Teas:

  • Lemon verbena
  • Lemon Balm
  • Sages (Golden , Green, Purple, tricolour)
  • Black peppermint
  • Rosemary

Vegetables: 

We stock a variety of the more traditional vegetable plants such as summer salad leaves, winter oriental salad leaves, tomatoes, peppers, chillies, cabbages, cauliflowers, purple sprouting broccoli, kale, leeks, broad beans, onions, garlic, runner beans, French beans, peas, courgettes, cucumbers, as well as some more unusual vegetable plants such as Tomatillo, Strawberry Spinach, Oca, Chinese artichokes

Fruit:

As with our selection of herbs and vegetables we also stock a range of more traditional fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries etc as well as a small selection of more unusual fruits.

So whether its traditional vegetable plants, a wide range of herbs or more unusual fruit then why not pay us a visit?

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