February 10, 2014

"Vietnamese Fish Mint, Lizard Tail, Chameleon Plant, Heartleaf,

Fishwort and Bishop's Weed"

( Houttuynia cordata )

 

Pretty magnolia like flowers in creamy white with a green/yellow centre appear repeatedly over the plant from Mid Summer through to Autumn.

 

Foliage dies ba...

January 22, 2014

"Santa Cruz" Oregano

(Origanum vulgare 'Santa Cruz')

 

A showy delicate flower in the softest dusky pinks born on cascading stems to @50cm in Summer.

Foliage forms a grey/green clump to 30cm wide in Winter, growing quickly to full height by Mid Spring to 30cm prior to fl...

January 19, 2014

Oreganum laevigatum cv. "Rosenkuppel"

 

Oregano is most noted for its culinary uses

but now days you come across some pretty spectacular varieties

more noted for their wonderful flowers

 

of course these amazing flowering plants

retain their edible nature

so why not add variet...

August 24, 2013

I really like the idea of having an edible flower garden

sometimes mixing edibles with ornamental

is referred to as an "Integrated Garden"

 

but even older then that is the Medieval or Monastic Physic Garden

where every plant has a purpose

be it culinary or medicinal

 

of cour...

April 2, 2013

LICORICE HYSSOP, Blue Giant Hyssop, Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

 

Licorice Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is similar in characteristics to Bergamot, where a variety of colours in flowers and also foliage have been developed. Golden leaves, variegations and petals...

January 6, 2013

BERGAMOT, Bee Balm, Horsemint, Oswega, Indian Nettle (Monarda didyma)

 

A strong minty flavour with undertones of

 

Suitable for use in teas, but is not the "Bergamot" flavour found in Earl/Lady Grey Teas (which is the Citrus Bergamot). Origins as Bergamot or Oswega Tea by...

January 5, 2013

BERGAMOT, Bee Balm, Horsemint, Oswega, Indian Nettle (Monarda didyma)

 

Bee Balm (Monarda didyma) is one of those versatile perennials we really seek out at the Nursery. The group of Monarda's now host a wide range of colours from palest pinks, lilacs, purples and onto s...

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