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.

Many plants are still winter dormant- I will put them back up when they start shooting again, therefore if there is a plant you are looking for please contact me as I may well have it.

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.  You are now able to pay using your credit card though Paypal, or by internet banking. Sorry,no cheques are accepted now.

I have my book at a special price for a limited time, it makes a great gift for all sorts of occaisions- check out my gift range for other ideas as well!

Those of you who live in or around Whangarei- a selection of my old, tried and true vegetable seedlings are now only available at Palmers Gardenworld, Whangarei.

            My  courses at CEW at Kamo High School for the third term of 2015 are now  listed on the right- from each one you can go direct to CEW. to find out more! Remember those of you who do not live locally can buy the course notes from the catalogue in the top left hand corner.If the one you would like is not listed, email me.

     

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

Spray recipe - coarsely grind dried flower heads. To every firmly packed 1/2 cup of flowers add 1L boiling water.

Leave to stand until cold, strain, add 1 tsp pure soap.

Shake well before use. Do not use in extreme heat. It will kill bees, so it is best used in early morning or late evening.

Plants to Try

Dactylis Glomerata 30cm The soft grass that cats love - it is their `medicine'. It is now classed as a herb because of the large number of cats that are kept indoors and they need to have...

$5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plantago major rosea. This lovely plant is similar in looks to a red hosta, and thus makes a small statement in your garden as well as having some good uses. Rubbing the underside of the leaf on...

$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

Rosmarinus family 50cm This semi prostrate rosemary has beautiful blue flowers and is recommended.

$5.50

This rosemary cascades over walls, down banks, and is also attractive in a pot. It has the same properties as the other types, but we prefer it in cooking as it seems to be sweeter. It has pale...

$5.00

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

Tulbaghia violacea var., 40cm Perennial, this plant is like a thick-leaved Garlic chive. It has beautiful waxy-like pink flowers, and the green/white leaves have a pleasant garlic flavour. It is...

$6.00

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

Thymus vulgaris, 30cm. This is another of the most well-known herbs - especially renowned for its culinary uses. It has many other uses; thyme tea will relieve throat and chest infections, and the...

$5.00

Achillea millefolium, 60cm. Perennial, spreads. Good ground cover. Many uses, including being one of the bio-dynamic preparation herbs. Use the young leaves in salads, make a tea from the leaves...

$5.00

A six-pack of seasonal herbs in a cane multipurpose basket. Ideal for Christmas gifts, birthdays, weddings etc. Couriered to anywhere in New Zealand.

$45.00

Unsure what to give a gardener for a gift? I have available gift vouchers for $10.00 or $20.00. Note: gift voucher comes out to $10.00 when GST is added at the end of purchase.

$10.00

Unsure what to give a gardener for a gift? I have available gift vouchers for $10.00 or $20.00. Note: This gift voucher is for $20.00 when GST is added at end of purchase.

$20.00

Easy herbal Flea Spray
1 teabag each of chamomile, valerian,licorice and mint teas.
(or 1 tsp each of the fresh herb.)
Witch hazel
Small spray bottle
Method:
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$0.00

Aromatic Herbal Flea Spray.

4 tbsp. white cedar essential oil
2/3 cup rosemary essential oil
4 tbsp. peppermint essential oil
½ cup citronella essential oil
4 tbsp....

$0.00

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