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Herbs for Bees Collection

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What do you get?

A specially selected collection of six plants - six varieties of herbs that the bees that visit your growing space will really enjoy.

 

Bees are incredible, useful and hardworking creatures that do so much to enhance our environment.  Essential to human existence in fact!  Sadly they are increasingly deprived of sources of pollination – especially in urban areas.  There are many varieties of herb that the bees absolutely love, that are excellent sources of pollen.  They are also very tasty and smell amazing too. 

In a day and age in which low maintenance gardening and paved drives are the norm for most of us, planting up a few pots of herbs on our front drive or paved rear garden can do so much to help the plight of the bees.  This collection is for you to enjoy.  But mainly the bees!

The flavours that bees are going to be enjoying:

Chives- the bees love the chive flowers that open relatively early in the season.  You will love the delicious onion flavours that these plants provide.

Lavender Munstead \ Hidcote - both fantastic varieties of Lavender that produce masses of scented flowers during mid to late summer.  These flowers will become centres of activity for bees as they appreciate the source of pollen that these flowers produce.

Hyssop  - easy to grow and evergreen.  Flowers early to mid summer and the bees absolutely love these flowers!  You will enjoy putting hyssop into soups and stews.

Rosemary - easy to grow, reliable and great source of flowering for bees.  They love the pale blue flowers.  And you will love the scent as you brush by this plant.  You will receive an upright Rosemary within the officinalis family (Mrs Jessop, Upright etc)

Bronze/Green Fennel - both these varieties of Fennel look fantastic throughout the season, architectural and even sounds great when the wind blows through the foliage.  But this variety is also very attractive to bees.

Thyme - evergreen and easy to grow.  But the flowers that Thyme produces are an amazing resource to bees. 

 

 

How big are the plants?

All herbs are supplied in 9cm pots. They will be freshly picked for your order. The condition of the plants is our primary concern when fulfilling your order. The foliage will differ in size throughout the season and may be clipped prior to dispatch. The herbs are not soft grown and have spent time in unheated conditions. They are a product designed not just to last a few days but to be grown on by yourselves and supply flavour for months to come.

Delivery options explained.

All herbs dispatched with DHL Next Day Delivery. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is 48 hour delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.

Order Now

If your plant is available on our surplus list you will have the option to 'order now'. We dispatch fresh herbs by Next Day DHL Delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all such orders within 10 days.

Pre-order

Herb plants are dispatched from April – August each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.

If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.

 

Packaging


We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots and packaged in a plastic blister cell which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to us and are important to us.

Customer Satisfaction

Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.

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