Watercress is cultivated for its attractiveness as a garnish as well as the bite it gives to soups, pesto, trout, salads, sandwiches and vegetable juices. It is a semi-aquatic perennial herb found wild in streams passing through chalk soils. The … more ♥


There are 350 species of thyme with a wide variety of fragrances, flavours and uses. Most are sun loving, perennial woody subshrubs or creeping woody plants with a neat habit that are high in fragrant essential oils. Culinary thyme includes: … more ♥


Tarragon’s unique, delicious and piquant flavour is indispensable to the classic cuisine of France. French tarragon is a selected form of exceptional flavour. It rarely sets seed, especially in cool climates. although it may produce tiny, greenish, ball shaped inflorescences. … more ♥

Sweet Myrtle

Sweet myrtle is native to the south-eastern Mediterranean. The plant varies from a shrub to a small tree with oval, shiny, fragrant green leaves and small white flowers with a central ‘powder puff’ of stamens. Sweet myrtle requires sunshine and … more ♥

Sweet Cicely

Sweet cicely is one of the important ingredients in Chartreuse liqueur and is also included in the Scandinavian aquavit, which is used as a digestive and an aperitif. Native to moist, cool, mountainous areas of Europe, sweet cicely is a … more ♥


Sorrel is easily grown and its fresh lemony flavour is very versatile in dishes such as salads, soups and frittatas. Three species of sorrel are commonly grown for culinary purposes. Broad leaf sorrel is a perennial forming a basal rosette … more ♥


There are more than 700 species of sage, many of them spectacular when in flower, and a number with leaves that are variously scented with pineapple, grapes, tangerine, grapefruit, anise, honey melon or fruit salad. The flowers attract butterflies and … more ♥