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Herbs

Post: #260084 Henwoman
Tue May 08, 2012 7:03 pm

I decided I'd take photos of the herbs I have - I thought there would be around six, but when I went searching I found eleven:

Rosemary
Mints
Lemon Balm
Basil
Sage
Thyme
Fennel
Coriander
Parsley
Lavender
Nasturtium for seeds and flowers
Though I had chives, but apparently not.

What have you got?

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Re: Herbs

Post: #260086 British Red
Tue May 08, 2012 7:16 pm

Too many to count :)

Something in the seventy to a hundred space I suspect

Here are a few you didn't list

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Chives 22-4 by British Red, on Flickr

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Welsh Onion 22-4 by British Red, on Flickr

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Soapwort by British Red, on Flickr

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Sorel by British Red, on Flickr

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Oregano by British Red, on Flickr

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Angelica by British Red, on Flickr

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Salad Burnett by British Red, on Flickr

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Ramsoms by British Red, on Flickr

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Chamomile by British Red, on Flickr

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Herbarium by British Red, on Flickr

I use a lot of herbs :oops:
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Re: Herbs

Post: #260090 Thomzo
Tue May 08, 2012 8:03 pm

I had to run through Jekka McVicar's book just to make sure I didn't miss any. Here we go:

Wild garlic (ransoms)
Lavender (3 types)
Rosemary (2 types)
Chives (2 types)
Chamomile
Thyme (4 or maybe 5 types)
Marjoram/oregano (2 types)
Lemon balm
Lemon verbena
Bronze fennel
Angelica
Mint (3 types)
Hyssop
Parsley
Salad burnet
Sorrel
Bucklers Sorrel
Bergamot (I hope, it hasn't poked its head up yet so it may not have survived)
Sage (3 types)
English Mace
Garlic
Aloe vera
Wormwood
Borage
Balm of gilead
Sea kale
Cardoon
Wild strawberry
Sweet woodruff
Curry plant
Jasmine
Bay
Honeysuckle
Pelargonium
Elder
Comfrey
Dandelion
Nettle


According to Jekka, I can also include the following although I don't use them for anything:
Alchemilla Mollis
Ajuga reptans
Box
Lily of the valley
Solomon's seal
Primroses (can be used as a sedative apparently)
Houseleek - sempervivum (edible apparently but I can't quite face them myself)

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Re: Herbs

Post: #265783 Pach
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:22 pm

Flat parsley and curly, mint, spearmint, thyme (grows like crazy), lavender, lemon balm, coriander, bay, garlic, chives, oregano, rosemary, cat mint, dill. Ginger, well, maybe, just an experiment. Nobody else mentioned dill. Fresh dill in salads is wonderful.

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Re: Herbs

Post: #265786 wabbit955
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:42 pm

Wild garlic , Chives, garlic chives
Thyme 3 types, ),Rosemary
Marjoram/oregano
Lemon balm, Lemon verbena
Angelica
Mint (12 types)
Hyssop
Parsley, corriander, basil
Salad burnet
Sorrel
Sage
Aloe vera
Wormwood
Borage
Cardoon
Wild strawberry
Sweet woodruff
Curry plant
Jasmine
Bay
Honeysuckle
Comfrey
Dandelion
Nettle
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Re: Herbs

Post: #265788 GeorgeSalt
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:52 pm

Has noone mentioned lovage yet? It's probably the one I use the most of. Makes a roast chicken a little bit more special.
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Re: Herbs

Post: #265809 Flo
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:06 pm

Borage
Chives
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Majoram/Oregano
Mints (3 sorts)
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Russian and French tarragon
Thyme (about five sorts)
A few dandelions .....
Not many but the ones that we use.

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Post: #265810 wabbit955
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:49 pm

GeorgeSalt wrote:Has noone mentioned lovage yet? l.


mine died ever got around to get another not sure i got the space for it now

found tansy as well forget i had it
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Re: Herbs

Post: #265873 diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:14 pm

I have some cumin growing, never grown it before, bit like vertically challenged Dill, has anyone grown this before, it is doing something, maybe it will flower soon, the leaves don't taste of much, expected a kind of warm flavour like the seeds but it tasted like tasteless dill

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Re: Herbs

Post: #265901 grahamhobbs
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:56 pm

We've got about a dozen of the usual culinary herbs, although I don't think anyone has listed summer savoury, but also this year I'm growing caraway, as the OH likes caraway seed tea.

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Re: Herbs

Post: #265911 Carltonian Man
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:19 am

We have a handful of the above plus winter savoury. It's been fairly slow growing (now going into it's second year) so I don't know what it's like in winter yet but in summer it's like a tasty thyme.

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Post: #266812 sleepyowl
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:32 pm

peppermint
sage
rosemary
chives
ramsons
lavender
calendula
yarrow
valerian
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Re: Herbs

Post: #266836 oldfella
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:10 am

I don't Know what herbs we have, but thought you might like to see the OH working in ours.

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Re: Herbs

Post: #266873 Skippy
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:44 pm

A new dress? You spoil that woman , I can't see any holes or patches in it.

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Should have said what I've got really .
couple of mints
chives
sorrel
good king henry
garlic
lemon balm
white horehound
feverfew
comfrey
soapwort
herb robert
lavender
and I did have things like rosemary which seemed to give up the will to live a couple of years ago


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Re: Herbs

Post: #266876 matowakan
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:17 pm

This made me go and look to see what I have!
mint
rosemary
chives
lemon balm
borage
soapwort
woad
angelica
weld
comfrey
sage, 2 kinds
thyme
camomile
southernwood
yarrow
fennel
nastutium
valerian
cotton lavender and 2 others
salad burnett
parsley
hyssop
sweet woodruff
meadowsweet
horseradish
feverfew
good king henry
marigold 2 sorts
Well you did ask!!! I dabble in using them for old country remedies and companian planting apart from culinary uses. :icon_smile:


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