Fullers teasel

$5.00

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 teasing wool.

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Herb Recipes

Traditionally served with roast lamb, mutton or hogget.

3-4tbsps of freshly chopped mint (common type),
1/4 cup of boiling water, sugar to taste (about 2 tbsps),
1/2 cup malt or white vinegar, salt to taste if needed.

Put mint into a small serving jug, add boiling water and sugar. Steep for a few minutes. Add vinegar and stir, then salt if needed. Serve.

Plants to Try

Coleus amboinicus, 30 cm Green fleshy serrated leaves, very aromatic. Mainly used as you would bay leaves, but can be chopped and used in salads etc if you like strong flavour. A succulent type...

$10.00

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

Antheum graveolens, dwarf type. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$10.00

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$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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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....

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Anti-flea pet pillow.
2 pieces strong fabric, about 8 inches square.
2 cups dried pennyroyal
1 cup dried wormwood
1 cup dried lavender
1 cup dried rosemary
1...

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1 cup lavender flowers
1 cup rosemary
1 box baking soda
Mix well, sprinkle over vacuumed carpet. Leave overnight, then vacuum again.
To remove fleas from carpet: sprinkle...

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½ cup cloves
½ cup whole black peppercorns
4 sticks cinnamon, in small pieces
Mix altogether, put in little bags and use where needed.

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For all hair types.
Make a triple strength herb vinegar with finely chopped lavender flowers.
To use: ½ cup hair rinse to 4 cups warm water.

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Plectranthus tomentosa. Perennial, with succulent type leaves this plant is best kept indoors, as the leaves will rot with excess moisture. The name comes from the strong menthol smell of the...

$6.00

Plant tansy, wormwood or pennyroyal around henhouses to help deter flies. See herb catalogue for details.
Also, spread cold ashes from your fire around in the chook pen- they love to dust...

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To keep fleas off your dog add 2-3 cloves of garlic to your dogs food- the fleas do not like the taste. Also use handfuls of tansy in summer to rub down your dog to deter fleas.

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To keep fleas off your cats sprinkle brewers yeast on their food- the fleas do not like the taste of the blood and will stay away.

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sprinkle with dried pennyroyal, wormwood, tansy or fennel, leave for a few days and vacuum up.

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Savory,summer (Satureia hortensis) Summer savory is a summer annual, traditionally grown with your beans.They are companion plants, and it is easy to pick some of both for cooking when they are...

$4.50

 

 

My first book is called 'Ginny's Herb Handbook - a guide for New Zealand and Australian herb lovers'. I really enjoyed writing this book and it continues to...

$15.00

This heirloom cucumber is amazing- each plant will produce literally up to 100 fruit! Eatable from small and white up to golden yellow, this torpedo shaped cucumber is good for eating raw and...

$5.00

This plant is great for warding off unwanted insects- it contains pyrethrins in the leaves, so the plant does the work for you! Also available  as seed (see seed catalogue).

$5.00

This is the annual chamomile that is used to make the best chamomile tea. Direct seed in spring in  a well prepared garden area free of weeds: sprinkle over and gently press in with...

$4.50

This annual herb is known as 'the bean herb' . It is the companion plant for beans and also gives a great flavour to them when added while cooking. Many European people add this herb to...

$4.50

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