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One of our best sellers this week has been ‘Tashkent Mint’ or Mentha spicata 'Tashkent' to it’s close personal friends.  We love this variety of Mint and it’s clear that you guys do also.   Tashkent Mint is a very, very, very, very strong variety of Spearmint.  It packs a much more intense flavour than normal Spearmint, Garden Mint or indeed our very own fabulous Moroccan Mint.  Overpowering would be a good descriptive word to insert here.  This herb is not subtle.  This is turbo charged Mint.   It will enjoy being planted in moist soil in sun or partial...

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Japanese Parsley looks quite similar to flat leaf parsley but is quite distinctive from it in both flavour and growing habit.  Also known as Mitsuba – or Cryptotaenia japonica after we have had a few drinks.  The leaves grow quite large and produce a flavour which includes hints of parsley and celery.  We enjoy adding this plant to soups, stir fry dishes and salads.  It is a perennial although we tend to put it in a sheltered spot and it survives fairly normal winter conditions.  It struggled with the very cold winter that we had a few years back –...

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Fun, Growing, House Plants -

“The first rule of Herb club is that you don’t talk about herb club”

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