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  1. Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrum

    Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrum

    Alisanders, Black Lovage
    Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
    £1.75

    Alexanders are an ancient food source, cultivated for many centuries. This biennial wild flower, with dark green, shiny leaves and umbels of yellow-green flowers can be grown as an ornamental or can be put to use as a culinary herb or spice, the flavour is said to be similar to myrrh.

  2. Ramsons Garlic

    Allium ursinum

    Ramsons Garlic, Wild Garlic, Broad Leaved Garlic
    Wildflower of Britain and Ireland

    Starting at: £1.10

    Out of stock

    Until a few years ago you would never have seen wild garlic on a menu, but these days is definitely a chefs' favourite. The whole plant is edible. The flavour is softer, more pleasant than cloves from garlic bulbs. The leaves have a vibrant colour that brings food to life.

  3. Amaranth 'Green Giant', he popular Calaloo in Caribbean cuisine produces slightly savoyed, large mid green leaves.

    Amaranthus tricolor, 'Green Giant'

    Calaloo , Chinese Spinach, Yin choi
    £1.10

    Amaranth tricolor 'Green Giant' is a vigorous selection that produces slightly savoyed, large mid green leaves. The popular Calaloo in Caribbean cuisine, the leaves have a mild spinach flavour and can be harvested when plants are just 20cm tall.

  4. Amaranthus tricolor, 'Red Army'

    Amaranthus tricolor, 'Red Army'

    Chinese Spinach, Yin choi, Calaloo
    £1.15

    Most gardeners are familiar with ornamental amaranth, but few realise that this plant is a delicious nutritional powerhouse. In the hot summer months, when growing spinach is near impossible, amaranth thrives. A favorite with chefs, Amaranth tricolor ‘Red Leaf’ is an intense cherry red selection with a delicate pea-like flavour. Use at babyleaf stage for salad or garnish, or leave to mature for steamed vegetable or soups.

  5. Amaranthus tricolor, 'Variegated' has oval, mid-green leaves that are streaked through with shades of red and purple.

    Amaranthus tricolor, 'Variegated'

    Red Leaf Amaranth, Chinese Spinach, Yin choi
    £1.15

    Amaranth tricolor ‘Variegated’, also known as 'Red Leaf' has attractive oval, mid-green leaves that are streaked through with shades of red and purple. Easy to grow and tolerant of wide-ranging conditions. Its soft leaves are a great addition to salads and, like spinach, it melts delectably when cooked.

  6. Burdock Takinogawa 'Gobo'

    Burdock Takinogawa 'Gobo'

    Burdock Root, Gobo
    £1.20

    Regarded as both a nutritious vegetable and curative medicinal, the Burdock root is widely used in all sorts of cuisines from the classic English summer drink to the classic Japanese 'Kinpira'. Seeds can be also sprouted like bean sprouts; nothing goes to waste with this plant.

  7. Calendula is prolific and durable, it is easy to grow and can be simply sown where it is to flower

    Calendula officinalis

    Pot Marigold, English Marigold. Herb Marigold

    Starting at: £0.95

    Cheerful and bright, use Calendula in beds, borders or containers. Calendula is prolific and durable, and like most hardy annuals it is easy to grow, simply sow where it is to flower. It is currently one of the top herbs used for medicinal use. Sprinkle salads and decorate cakes with the edible tangy petals.

  8. Cheerful and bright, use Calendula alone or in combination with other flowering annuals and perennials in beds, borders or containers.

    Calendula officinalis, Organic

    Pot Marigold, English Marigold. Herb Marigold
    £1.65
    Calendula officinalis is prolific and durable and so are perfect candidates for cutting and flower arrangements. Sprinkle salads and decorate cakes with the edible tangy petals. Organic Seed.
  9. Cardamon, Amomum subulatum
    £1.65

    Amomum subulatum the cardamon or cardamom plant is native to damp, forested valleys from the eastern Himalayas to central China. It won't yield enough pods for a bountiful crop of the spice, but makes an interesting conversation piece and a satisfying challenge for the adventurous gardener.

  10. Leaf Celery was used centuries ago in Europe and the Orient, where its ancestor was known as 'smallage'.

    Celery, 'Cutting Leaf Celery'

    Cutting or Soup Celery. Chinese Kintsai
    £0.95

    Cutting celery or Leaf celery is the type that is used in Europe. It looks similar to parsley but tastes like regular stalk celery, but with a slightly stronger, herbier taste. It is a darker green, with thin, rounded, flexible stalks and curly, aromatic leaves; it is much easier to grow than its big brother.

  11. This new red stemmed variety of cutting leaf celery is lovely in container gardens and small herb gardens.

    Celery, Cutting Leaf Celery, 'Red Stem'

    Red Soup Celery or Red Chinease Celery 'Kintsai'
    £1.10

    European Cutting Celery is a little obscure and largely misunderstood, but evoking curiosity. Unsurprisingly, it's the home gardeners who are leading the way. New to the market, 'Red Stem' is a lovely variety that is very easy to grow, and true to its name has beautiful red stems.

  12. Comfrey, Symphytum officinale

    Comfrey, Symphytum officinale

    Knitbone, Bruisewort, Healing herb, Miracle herb.
    £1.35

    To the organic gardener, Comfrey is invaluable. It’s easy to grow, easy to use and incredibly beneficial to the garden. Leaves can be used as a top dressing or chopped and mixed with leaf mould to make a base for potting compost. You can make your own organic liquid feed or use as a compost activator.

  13. Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, Organic

    Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, Organic

    Knitbone, Bruisewort, Healing herb, Miracle herb.
    £2.10

    To the organic gardener, Comfrey is invaluable. It’s easy to grow, easy to use and incredibly beneficial to the garden. Used to make organic liquid feed, it is especially valuable on crops that benefit from high doses of potassium. Organic Seed.

  14. Costmary is one of the most interesting and complex of herbs.

    Costmary, Tanacetum balsamita

    Herbe Sainte-Marie, Alecost
    £1.75

    Native to the eastern Mediterranean, Costmary leaves have an aroma which has been described as like garden mint with hints of balsam. Costmary is one of the most interesting and complex of all herbs, it can be used for many purposes, culinary, medicinal aromatherapy or ornamental.

  15. Crambe maritima 'Lilywhite'

    Crambe maritima 'Lilywhite'

    Seakale, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
    Ancient Crop.
    £2.15

    Crambe maritima is a lovely dual purpose plant. This delicacy from the olden days has a unique delicate flavour, forced Seakale is a real delicacy. In the garden, it can be grown as an eye-catching and fragrant border plant. It has perhaps the most beautiful of all large glaucous leaves

  16. Cress: Land Cress

    Cress: Land Cress

    American Cress or Upland Cress

    Once very popular for winter salads, Land Cress has the same pungent nip that Watercress does but can be grown directly in the garden. Leaf production is at it's highest during the summer and autumn, but it will happily carry on growing right through the winter. It deserves to be far more widely grown.

  17. Cress: Watercress

    Cress: Watercress

    European watercress.
    £1.25

    Watercress has risen to a starring role in elaborate culinary preparations and is as beneficial for the health as much as the palate. This highly nutritious aquatic herb has a lovely mustardy bite most commonly served raw as a garnish or as part of a salad.

  18. Cress: Watercress, Organic

    Cress: Watercress, Organic

    European watercress.
    £1.95
    Watercress has risen to a starring role in elaborate culinary preparations and is as beneficial for the health as much as the palate. This highly nutritious aquatic herb has a lovely mustardy bite most commonly served raw as a garnish or as part of a salad. Organic Seed.
  19. Somewhere between asparagus and seaweed in flavour, Rock Samphire has the thrill of a mermaid’s kiss.

    Crithmum maritimum ‘Rock Samphire’

    True Samphire, Sea Fennel
    £2.45

    For centuries, Samphire was food for the poor, free to those who picked it, usually ordinary people living by the sea. It is ironic that today it is regarded as a specialty food and is often served with an accompanying price tag. Somewhere between asparagus and seaweed in flavour, Rock Samphire has the thrill of a mermaid’s kiss.

  20. The seeds are oblong and longitudinally ridged, they have a rich aroma and high oil content that helps to add an earthy and warming feeling to recipes.

    Cumin, Cuminum cyminum

    Jira or Zi yar
    £1.65

    Cuminum Cyminum has a richness of history that gives it a special place in the world of spices. Cumin is globally popular and an essential flavouring in many cuisines. Easy to grow, this versatile spice makes a wonderful addition to any herb garden and does wonders in the kitchen.

  21. Whether you are into the culinary arts or edible landscapes, you may want to put this plant at the top of your list.
    Whether you are into the culinary arts or edible landscapes, you may want to put this plant at the top of your list. Chosen by the RHS as one of the top plants of the last 200 years, Cardoons are aristocrats in both the ornamental and the vegetable world.
  22. Whether you are into the culinary arts or edible landscapes, you may want to put this plant at the top of your list.
    £1.95
    If you're an adventurous gardener, cook, or gastronome, then you'll want to grow cardoons. In summer, tall flower stems which are topped with large blue-violet blooms. A dramatic statement in the flower border and a flavour that is truly unique in the vegetable world.
  23. Many still regard dandelions as pests and only want to kill them. Italian, French and Greeks, however, prefer to eat them.

    Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

    Dandelion, Clockflower, Tell-The-Time, Blowball, Puffball, Priests Crown
    £0.95

    Dandelion is reviled by lawn manicurists yet, like Burdock, it is one of the most esteemed herbs in healing, the benefits are endless. The young raw leaves can be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable, the leaves contain more iron than spinach and are a excellent source of vitamins.

  24. A highly ornamental plant often grown in gardens for its metallic bluish flowers and intensely whitish-glaucous leaves.

    Eryngium maritimum

    Seaside Eryngo, Sea Holly.
    Ancient Crop. Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
    £2.25

    Eryngium maritimum is an evergreen perennial plant native to Europe. Often found on sea shores, it is a protected species in many parts of the world. Highly ornamental, it is grown in gardens for its metallic bluish flowers and intensely whitish-glaucous leaves, it is very attractive to bees and butterflies.

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