This window box filled with sedum, marjoram, thyme and origanum is perfect encouragement for butterflies.
Herb gardens need to be carefully planned if they are to be attractive.
A basket of herbs is both decorative and useful, especially when hung near the kitchen door or window.
The helmet-shaped inky-blue
flowers give this hardy herbaceous perennial a slightly sinister appearance.
Needs well-drained soil, full sun and a minimum temperature of 5°C (41°F). Not to be confused with aloes has they are not botanically related.
A hardy perennial, up to 1 m (3 ft) tall, it has a creeping rhizome and oval, silvery-green, soft-textured leaves.
A large perennial, it grows up to 1.5 m (5 ft) tall, with thick ridged stems, dark-green, shiny leaves.
A hardy perennial with a creeping rhizome, and usually unbranched stems.
American wormseed was introduced to Europe in the 17th century from Mexico.
Angelica is a statuesque biennial, though it often lives for three years.
Grows best in rich moist soil in full sun.
apothecary’s garden was the source of raw materials for making medicines to heal the sick.
Recent research has established both the therapeutic value of this herb and its toxicity.
A herbaceous perennial, growing to 2.3 m (7 ft), it has a thick, fleshy taproot, finely divided, feathery leaves.
This is a small genus of plants, most of which are of no interest to the gardener. The exception is B. vulgaris which is known as winter cress and commonly grown as a salad ingredient.