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-you are most welcome to join many subscribers for my monthly newsletter.

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.

Please note: Mail orders are sent out the Monday after receiving payment, to ensure they get to their destination before the following weekend.Note:maximize your courirer 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.

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 fourth term of 2014 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.

Winter dormant herbs are now waking up- I will update the herb catalogue as they come into stock.

                      

   

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

Angelica archangelica, 50 cm Biennial. This is the angelica used for taking the bitterness out of rhubarb etc. Just put some pieces of stalk in while cooking. The stems are also candied for...

$4.45

Angelica pachycarpa, 1m Biennial. Usually self seeds. These leaves are great for floral arrangements.

$4.45

Stachys officinalis, 30cm. Perennial, this attractive little plant has serrated green leaves, and a dainty pink flower. It is well known in France as a herb tea. Prefers semi shade.

$5.00

Cynara cardunculus, 1-2m. Perennial, and a magnificent foliage plant. Thistle-like blue or purple flowers in late summer - these are popular in dried flower arrangements. Plant 1 m apart. Young...

$4.45

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...

$4.45

Anthemis tinctoria, 30cm Perennial, this attractive lacy grey-leaved plant is a good ground cover for banks and dry places. The two-tone yellow flower makes a yellow, khaki or gold dye for wool...

$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...

$4.45

Trifolium pratense. Also known as trefoil, this very medicinal and pretty clover acts as a lovely ground cover and bee plant. Used for bronchial complaints and whooping cough.

$4.00

Symphytum officinale, 40cm Winter dormant. Perennial,A most valuable herb for gardeners - full of potassium for the compost. VERY WILTED leaves layered in potato trenches gives greater yields; a...

$4.00

Chrysanthemum balsamita. Perennial, this low growing plant is also known as the Bible Leaf plant, as it was used as a bookmark in Bibles to keep away moths and insects. It was also used to make...

$5.50

Helichrysum angustifolium 60cm This silver-leafed plant has a delightful aroma of curry when the leaves are touched. It is never used with meat, but is great with fish and egg dishes. Try it...

$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...

$4.45

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...

$4.00

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...

$4.45

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...

$4.45

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...

$5.50

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.

$4.45

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...

$5.00

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...

$5.50

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....

$4.45

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.

$4.00

This one will take over your garden, so plant it in a bucket in the ground. The leaves are great in a pot-pourri - a very sweet scent. Also known as Orangemint, it can also be used in cooking....

$4.00

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

$4.00

Leonurus cardiaca, 60cm. Another old perennial, used by the Chinese, Japanese and Greeks as well as the English. Mainly known for its pain-relieving properties in childbirth,and for menstrual...

$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...

$4.45

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...

$4.45

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.

$6.00

Petrosedinum crispum, 30cm. Biennial, but mainly treated as an annual. Full of iron and vitamins, this is the best known and most widely used herb of all, with many culinary uses. It stimulates...

$3.00

Perennial, this is another ground cover insect repellent herb. It is ideal for a lawn in your barbecue area, with its lovely fresh aroma, and the midges stay away! Farmers dislike it for its...

$3.50

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