Final chance to buy hardy herbs for winter. Our online store closes for orders from 12pm Wed 27th October.
The simple act of growing is good for you. Both physically and mentally. It turns out that plants do not allow you to have lazy sofa days. They don’t allow you to drop out of your gardening hobby. It is a serious commitment that demands gentle but routine physical exercise on a daily basis.
Growing brings you in tune with the seasons. If you have an addiction to growing things as we do then you are forced to engage with the changing seasons and embrace them. Seasonal change is no longer a thing to dread or even worse something that happens without us noticing it. But the growing calendar is full of small joys.
Bees are increasingly deprived of urban sources of pollination. Planting up pots on that front driveway solves so many problems. It gives you a gorgeous aroma. But as the plants start to grow, you will start to notice wildlife flocking to the planter. Bees and butterflies will love what you have created. Its great for wildlife.
If you harvest your own ingredients from the pots you have planted on your patio, on your front drive or on your kitchen windowsill you have reduced the food miles to centimetres.
When you grow your own flavour you eliminate the need for packaging altogether. You can harvest your Thai Basil or French Tarragon, snip from the plant and put it straight into the cooking – no need for packaging at all.