WOAD (Isatis tinctoria)
Biennial Height: 4’
This is another of the dye plants, giving a blue dye. It goes well in dried flower arrangements.
WOODRUFF. SWEET (Asperula odoreta)
Perennial Height: 6” — 12”
An attractive low growing herb with the scent of new mown hay, it was once used as a strewing herb in the home and in church. The flowers and leaves make a good tea and it is used as flavouring in some wines. It is also used in perfumery and pot pourri and for scenting linen. It repels insects.
YARROW (Achillea millefolium)
Perennial Height: 18” — 2’
A traditional medicinal herb with many applications but occasionally also used as a fresh herb in salads.
The Mint family is very large. Our current selection is as follows.
APPLEMINT (Mentha rotundifolia)
Perennial Height: 2’-
The scent is a mixture of mint and apples and it is particularly useful in the kitchen.
CATMINT/CATNEP (Nepeta cataria)
This has actually got some medicinal uses and it was once used as a mild hallucinogen. It is adored by cats who eat it (and roll in it). There is a smaller catmint: mentha mussinii which receives less attention from cats. It makes a good edging plant.
CORSICAN MINT (Mentha requienii)
Also known as Rock Peppermint, this is a small—leaved mint with a very strong aroma. It is very low—growing and spreads well. It fills cracks in paving slabs and releases its scent when walked over.
A very attractive mint with green and yellow leaves adding a nice splash of colour.
A popular strong growing mint.
ORANGE MINT (Mentha piperita citrata)
Also called ‘Eau—dc—Cologne Mint’ and ‘Bergamot Mint’. It is one of the most attractively scented mints and it should be in every herb garden.
PENNYROYAL (Mentha pulegium)
There are two varieties — one with prostrate and one with erect stems. Used as an insect repellant — ants do not like it and it was once used to eradicate fleas.
PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita)
One of the most popular mints — used in the kitchen and as a remedy for indigestion and for calming the nerves, amongst other things. It is also a good companion plant, being particularly good at repelling the Cabbage White butterfly.
Also called Variegated Applemint. Grown generally as a garden ornamental.
|Kit Car Gallery|
|Leeds United Links|
|Old School Photos|
|Local Area Links|