Ginny's Herbs - Heirloom herb catalogue NZ

 Ginny's Herbs supplies herb plants and a small variety of seeds of old, tried & true non-hybrid and heirloom vegetables  by mail order throughout New Zealand only- I do not supply overseas.

 If there is a plant you are looking for please contact me as I may well have it, but only in limited numbers.

Please note: if you are wanting more than 3 plants of any particular plant, please contact me before ordering to check if I have enough in stock. Mail orders are sent out early in the week after receiving payment, to ensure they get to their destination before the following weekend.Note: maximise your courier fee by ordering 4-6 plants for the same low $6.00 rate (excluding R.D. addresses). If you are on an R.D., please choose the correct option. You are now able to pay using your credit card though Paypal, or by internet banking. Sorry,no cheques are accepted now.

CEW courses for 1st term 2016 are now listed on the right- link provided with each course to go straight to CEW for more information.

My book is still selling well-it makes a great gift for all sorts of occaisions- check out my gift range for other ideas as well!

     

I have 2 new tea towels now available- one features healing herbs and the other heirloom vegetables. Printed on the same good quality material as the others, these make lovely gifts, especially for posting around New Zealand or overseas. This makes 5 designs in my tea towel range and I have been delighted at the interest in them- they are available in varying gift packs in my gift range.

 

New! I now have aprons available the same as my tea towels- great gifts for the cooks in your family- stove or barbecue!They can be found in the gift range link above.

 

                      

   

Herb Recipes

The traditional stuffing, used in poultry, mutton and beef.

Breadcrumbs made from 1-2 day old bread, 2-3 onions, several fresh sage leaves chopped finely, 1 egg, salt and pepper to taste. (Save a piece of crust).

Mix all together to make a firm ball, and place inside meat.

Put the piece of bread crust in last before skewering or tying. This helps prevent the stuffing popping out during cooking.

Plants to Try

Borago officinalis 50cm Annual, self-seeds; known as the friendly herb. Flowers can be crystallised and frozen in ice cubes, flower rings. Use small leaves in salads; they taste like cucumber. Try...

$4.50

Sanguisorba minor. 30cm. Perennial. Attractive plant with its small round leaves which taste like cucumber. Great in salads, herb butters, sauces and vinegars. Try floating them in soups, and...

$6.00

Chamaemelum nobile, 30cm Perennial. This old English herb has white daisy flowers with yellow centres, and a lovely green ferny foliage which makes a lovely lawn, or seat. It also encourages good...

$5.00

Symphytum officinale, 40cm Winter dormant. Perennial,A most valuable herb for gardeners - full of potassium for the compost.A spray made from the leaves is a good fertiliser, and the plant is...

$5.00

Antheum graveolens, 1m Annual, not recommended for midsummer or mid winter. Very versatile herb. Try leaves in savory dishes, soups as well as the traditional fish dishes, and for garnishing....

$4.50

Coleus cannis, 40cm. Another succulent type,does well in dry places as ground cover. It has a smell you either like or hate, which is said to repel dogs. The flower is purple, not unlike a...

$5.00

Dianthus caryophyllus, 50cm. Perennial. Clove pink - the original carnation. Can be anything from single flowers through to semi-doubles and doubles. Glorious rich colours, and combinations of...

$5.00

Oenthera Iamarckiana, 50cm. Biennial. well-known medicinal herb for women's problems, this one is also sought after for cottage gar dens with its lovely yellow bell-like flowers. Self seeds....

$5.00

Chrysanthem parthenium, 50cm. A perennial, this daisy-like bush with its white and yellow flowers is attractive. It has a multitude of medicinal uses, but is most well-known as the `Headache'...

$5.00

50cm. Perennial, grows by rhizomes. Tincture or ointment great for relieving itching, rashes, scratches, bruises. Good anti-inflammatory herb.

$6.00

1m. A wonderful statement plant; with its magnificent flower/ seed head which can be dried, and painted if desired, for floral arrangements. The original `teasel' used in Great Britain for...

$5.00

Pelagonium tomentosum 50 cm Perennial. This plant is a large, sprawling grower, with very fragrant large furry leaves, and looks as if it is covered in snow when its flowers are out. It has been...

$6.00

Chenopodium, 30cm. An old `pot herb', this is a cousin of spinach and swiss chard. Use the leaves in the same way - they are full of trace elements and vitamin C.

$5.50

Centella asiatica. Perennial. Also known as Pennyweed, Pennywort, and many other names. A creeping herb, it likes the same conditions as violets; shady and dampish. It is well-known to help with...

$6.00

Armoracia rusticana, 50cm. winter dormant Perennial. This herb will take over your garden if not controlled. Use the roots to make the traditional hot sauce. It is also used medicinally, for...

$6.00

Alchemilla mollis, 30cm A well-known cottage garden plant, this herb has medicinal properties as well. An evergreen perennial, it forms clumps, and the lime green dainty flowers are a great foil...

$5.00

Artemisia abronatum, 1m. A very aromatic perennial shrub, with greyish-green ferny leaves. It is an insect repellent herb, effective both fresh and dried, against ants, silverfish, etc. It is also...

$6.00

Allium, 40cm. Perennial, well remembered from Grandad's garden, everyone is delighted to see these old favourites back again. Great producers, they clump in one spot, and you have leeks all...

$6.00

Cymbopogon citratus, 70cm. Perennial. The East Indian one does well up here in the North, and seems to have a sweeter flavour. With its red stems it is very decorative, and looks good in a pot....

$5.50

Origanum onites, 50cm. A hardy perennial, this close relative of Sweet Marjoram has a strong aroma and flavour similar to thyme. It is a member of the mint family, so will creep.

$5.00

Filipendula ulmaria, 30cm. Known by many names, including Queen of the Meadow and Prideswort this perennial is well-known in England as a swamp wildflower - it is also found in Canada and eastern...

$6.00

Variegated, this mint is most attractive - my Mum uses it with red geraniums for a Christmas flower arrangement! It can be used as any other mint, for teas, flavourings, etc.

$5.00

A rounded, slightly hairy leaved mint, this one is quite sweet. It makes a lovely tea, or try it in fruit salad.

$5.00

Mentha spicata. Perennial. This mint makes a very nice tea. Very versatile, it is also used in drinks, fresh in salads, with new potatoes, and with roast lamb. As with all mints, it likes semi-...

$5.00

Artemisia vulgaris, 1-2m. This herb is not recommended for planting in a small garden - here in the North it grows rapidly with strong suckers, and can easily choke the rest of your garden! It is...

$6.00

Verbascum thapsus L. 2m in flower. Biennial, with huge woolly leaves and a magnificent flower spike of yellow flowers. This herb has been around for centuries, and has had many interesting uses,...

$5.00

Origanum spp. 40cm. A ground cover, in flower it is very attractive, with pink or white sprays of flowers on stems. A well-known culinary herb, it is used with tomato dishes, lamb, and in sauces...

$5.00

This graceful iris has a beautiful white flower with a yellow throat. Its roots are dried and used as a fixitive in potpourri and herbal preparations.

$6.50

40cm. Perennial, with lime green leaves, which deter the insects. It has white daisies with yellow centres. A very pretty plant, and great as a border. A cousin of Feverfew.

$5.00

Chrysanthemum cinerarifolium, 40cm. Perennial, the pyrethrum plant you make the spray with. A lovely sprawling grey plant, with lots of bright white daisies. Spray recipe - coarsely grind dried...

$6.00

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