A hardy annual with attractive lavender coloured flowers and bright green leaves that have a minty scent when crushed. The leaves are excellent for making herbal teas, flavouring salads and add great flavour when cooked with fish or gamey meats. The flowers are two tiered and the seed heads can be dried and used in arrangements. 200 seeds.
A hardy perennial with aromatic foliage and lilac-purple flowers that are magnets for honey bees and other beneficial insects. Growing to 80 cm high it can be planted in a wide range of soils in full sun to part shade. A versatile plant whose leaves are used for tea, culinary and medicinal purposes. Also used as a cut flower. Handles dry conditions. 150 seeds.
An annual herb with clusters of blue, star-shaped edible flowers. Borage flowers have a crisp, cucumber flavour that can be used in salads or as garnishes. They can also be floated in drinks, frozen in ice cubes or candied to decorate cakes, pastries, and desserts. A long flowering period and a good nectar producer for birds and bees. 30 seeds.
A hardy biennial that is used in Chinese and Western herbal medicine primarily for its blood cleansing and detoxifying properties. Young roots can be eaten raw while older roots can grow to 90cm and are usually cooked or dried. The leaves and young flower stalks can be used like spinach or asparagus. Grows to 1.5-2m, flowering in summer with a scarlet-purple thistle like flower. 35 seeds.
Native to the Mediterranean, this medicinal annual is also a good companion plant in the vegetable garden by suppressing weeds. The double orange and yellow flowers bloom for many months on 45 cm stems. They are a long-lasting, pretty cut flower. Plants do well with light soil and good drainage. 160 Seeds.
Easily grown from seed in spring and summer, this annual herb will self-seed every year. Use caraway seeds for cabbage dishes, fish stocks and to make fatty meals more easily digestable. Caraway tea is a good cure for an upset stomach. This herb needs plenty of sun and well drained soil and can be harvested in late summer. 150 seeds
A great tonic for cats that has many essential vitamens and minerals for them. Cats are naturally attracted to this fast growing grass (especially the younger shoots) that aids their digestion and fur ball elimination. Easy to grow. Grows to a height of 45 cm and can handle part shade. 2,000 seeds.
This useful, evergreen, edging plant has aromatic spikes of small white/cream flowers. The leaves are loved by cats. A hardy perennial groundcover that has a long flowering period over summer, extended by deadheading old flowers. It has cool grey-blue foliage and likes well-drained soil. Young leaves have a mint flavour and can be used in salads or for herbal tea. Divide in spring or autumn. 150 seeds.
A leaf celery that looks like Italian parsley but retains that distinctive celery flavour. Much easier to grow than traditional bunching celery as it is much more forgiving. Use as a cut and come again herb. We use it in soups, stock, stir fries, juices and fresh in salads. A versatile ‘herb’ with a long harvest period. 300 seeds.
This herb is mainly grown for its medicinal purposes. The dried flowers are made into a tea, which has a calming effect and aids digestion. In the garden chamomile tea is a mild fungicide when sprayed on affected plants. Pick the flowers in summer on a sunny day and dry them upsidedown in a shady warm area. 500 seeds. Not to WA.
Perfect for making chamomile lawns, this wonderfully aromatic, ‘apple-scented’ groundcover is also great for filling gaps between pavers and stonewalls. Its pretty, daisy-like flowers have white petals and yellow centres and bloom in summer. They can be dried to make a soothing tea or used fresh as a garnish. Also called English Chamomile. A hardy perennial. 300 seeds.
With a delicate aniseed flavour, this herb is delicious in salad mixes or with chicken, eggs and fish and an essential ingredient in the classic French seasoning fines herbes. A hardy annual, it grows about 60cm in height and spread. Can be grown in pots. Grows rapidly in spring and autumn, but does not like extreme heat or cold. It prefers a cool, moist, shaded spot in well-drained soil. 300 seeds.