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 or it is not listed because it is winter dormant- please note HORSERADISH is one of these. It will be available again in spring.

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. 

CEW courses for 2nd.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

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.

Winter dormant- recommend getting this herb in...

$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

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

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

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

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

Salvia sclarea turkestancia, 2m. Biennial. This is a magnificent backdrop for your border, with its huge furry grey green leaves, and lovely pink and white bracts of flowers in the second year. It...

$6.00

Salvia rutilans, 1m. Perennial, grow in a sheltered spot. It smells and tastes delicious, and you can use the leaves and flowers in fruit salads, drinks, etc. It gives you a pink drink when you...

$5.50

Salvia apiana, 1m. Perennial, a beautifully scented shrub, well known in North America as the 'saging' herb. It is also good for drying and using in pot pourri.

Limited numbers- 1...

$7.00

Teucrium scorodonia, 50cm. Perennial, also known as Garlic Sage. It grows by rhisomes, and has attractive thick leaves, and pale yellow flowers with a garlic aroma. Wood Sage can be used as a...

$5.50

Prunella vulgaris. This perennial ground cover has an unusual pinky/purple flower. It has several medicinal uses- as eyewash, mouthwash, poultice to clean wounds. It is also known as one of nature...

$5.00

Rumex acetosa, 50cm. Perennial, makes a large clump. Well-known in France for making soup, we use it more in salads and sandwiches. It is full of trace elements and vitamins. The juice of sorrel...

$5.50

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