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Plants That Repel Cats

Mentha pulegium – Pennyroyal is a native of Europe and is best not used as a culinary herb, as it is too strong to be ingested  by pregnant women. That said, it is an excellent cat repellent and can be … Continue reading

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Unusual Edibles

Rubus idaeus RASPBERRY SHORTCAKE (syn. ‘NR7′) – Part of the BRAZELBERRIES series, this dwarf thornless summer bearing raspberry produces large to standard-sized fruit with good flavour. It is ideal for growing in containers, although you will have to be diligent … Continue reading

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Beautiful Edibles

Borago officinalis – Borage is an old-fashioned herb with bright blue starry flowers (white and pink can also be found) borne from June to September and hairy green foliage. Both the cucumber flavoured leaves and blue flowers are edible, with … Continue reading

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Plants for Herbal Teas II

Mentha x piperita ‘Candymint’ – This variety of Peppermint has a very strong sweet taste, giving it an almost candy-like quality. It has distinct reddish-tinged new growth (or veining) and stems, with the leaves maturing to a bright green. ‘Candymint’ … Continue reading

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Plants for Herbal Teas

Mentha x ‘Hillary’s Sweet Lemon’ – This cross of Apple (Mentha suaveolens) and Lime Mint (M. piperita subsp. citrata) bears attractive lavender bloom spikes. It has a spearmint flavour with a hint of lemon and makes a perfect cup of … Continue reading

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Edible Salad Greens

Brassica juncea ‘Red Frills’ (syn. Brassica juncea var. crispifolia ‘Rubra’) – A finely-cut mustard green that is as tasty as it is beautiful. ‘Red Frills’ features fringed burgundy-red leaves that add the taste of mustard and horseradish to salads, stir … Continue reading

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Unusual Herbs

Origanum majorana ‘Variegata’ – Variegated Sweet Marjoram can be a little hard to find and bears pale pink blooms in summer. It is a frost-tender annual herb with creamy-yellow (occasionally pink tinted) variegated green foliage with a mellow oregano flavour. … Continue reading

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