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.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 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 Payp

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 second 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

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

Cynara scolymus 1-2m Biennial, this large stately plant has leaves that are edible when young, and the edible fruit. It looks magnificent as a wind break or hedge, and the leaves are in demand for...

$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

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

Allium schoenooprasm, 20cm Pink, pom-pom flowers in summer make these a great addition to your rose beds where they help keep bugs away, being a member of the onion family. Very popular for use...

$4.00

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

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....

$4.50

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

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

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

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

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...

$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.

$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

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

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

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...

$3.50

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...

$4.45

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

$5.00

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

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.

$6.00

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

Saturia montana, 40cm. Perennial, this is a low evergreen bush, the leaves of which take the sting out of bee and wasp stings. It is also known as the `bean herb' as it is a companion plant...

$5.00

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