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Category Archives: Herbs

Herbs at Downside

Herbs On the herb bench, we have added Thai Basil which we were asked for last year. Sweet Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Red Basil and Lemon Basil will all be available as usual. These are glasshouse or window sill items until mid-May at least.  Remember to keep an eye on the...
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Use the herb bench…

We aim to keep the herb bench topped up all summer with the popular herbs – parsley, thyme, mint, basil, coriander and chives.  While you are there, have a look at what else is on offer… The VAT rules are complicated as some plants are both herbal/culinary and ornamental so...
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Stevia leaf extract for sugar reduction

Stevia leaf extract for sugar reduction The Stevia rebaudiana – sweet herb of Paraguay is an interesting plant!  It’s a tender upright perennial with non-showy, white tubular flowers suitable for full sun in milder climates or filtered afternoon shade in hot climates in good garden soil.  Flowering time is late...
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Hydrangea Macrophylla ‘Merveille Sangine’, Hydrangea Macro ‘Zorro’ (blue), Sweet Woodruff, Dryopterris filixmas ‘Cristata’

Hydrangea Macrophylia ‘Merveille Sanguine’, Hydrangea Macro ‘Zorro’ (blue), Sweet Woodruff, Dryopterris filixmas ‘ Cristata’ A lovely collection of plants at Downside last week – The Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Merveille Sanguine’ A stunning cultivar with mopheads of intense deep red florests turning to a deep rich plum (or royal purple if on...
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