Discussions from Herbs In All Their Glory
Hi Bobbee, I have a pdf on Russian Comfrey, written by LD Hills. I'd be happy to send it to you... just let me know.
Good heavens!!! Thanks Miaowzen, I googled 'cleavers' and this is the first link off the block. Another amazing herb! But it is still a darn nuisance in and around the garden.Here's one link if anyone is interested.http://www.altnature.com/gallery/cleavers.htm
Vietnamese mint is super yum in stir fries, but use small amounts to begin with as it has a robust effect on the flavour.I use a variety of mints in herbal teas but I especially enjoy sage, come to think of it maybe adding mint to the sage would be tasty. I dried peppermint a few years ago and found a large glass jar of it just a week or two ago and the mint is in perfect condition. I haven't made a tea from it yet but must, just to check on the strength.
Yes I have never 'taken care of' my rosemary plants either willowoffgood. Yellow tips sounds though sounds like either over watering or a deficiency of some sort. I am not very good with minerals and stuff. I would plant it out in the ground Narla or at least check the root system for overcrowding or wet feet, and if not to wet I would give it seasol. Hope it works out for you.
My girls love chickweed and I'm told Comfrey is quite popular. I've also read that garlic added to their drinking water is good for worming.
Thought I would update with my new additions. Cinnamon Pepper (Piper nigrum) VanillaI also bought licorice but I think it's rotted with all the rain we've had : (
I have a friend who lives in the Dandenongs and I saw it at her home. She asked what it was so I told her. But she then went on to say what we were looking at was tiny compared to what she did have, It can be very invasive as the seeds are flicked out. It is easily weeded out and when it is small, which is all I have here it looks so sweet and fragile. Susan
Apparently cooking a stalk of angelica with rhubarb takes away the acidity which makes some ppl hate rhubarb. Have tried it, but I like rhubarb anyway, so just added a little flavour, didnt encourage the kids to eat rhubarb!
Hello Helen, I buy my herbs mostly from Bunnings, but I have discovered a wonderful nursery in Guildford, on the main road, which has a lot of great herbs and healthy too. Jo
Hi crumbsinthekeyboard,Nice to have a chat. I made the mistake of planting 4 or 5 different thymes in a small garden underneath an old eucalypt. There is also a decent sized lillypilly competing with the eucalypt and of course, silly me, they both compete with all in the little garden.The sage is close to death, so to are the last 2 thymes, the chives are most unhappy and decrepit looking. The violets are happy and growing well, plenty of young lillypillies growing, and self sown nasturtiums are happy. The italian parsley is totally dead and the chervil, which did grow well and vigorously has not regrown. I let it go to seed and hoped it would self-seed and save me the bother. But no it didn't. I lost all the seed to some strong wind gusts, again because I foolishly didn't put the container away.....really silly of me...........People told me that nothing would grow under the eucalypt, but as usual I thought I would give it a try. My next planting of thymes will be somewhere else. grins ruefully..............I thought thyme would be tough enough to grow any where, but they obviously draw the line at the bottom of a whopping great tree. The other herbs I put there were just extra to requirements so they were a real experiment. Oh, I forgot, the savoury is hanging in there but is not as vigorous as elsewhere in the garden.Take care,Bobbs