January 2017 News

January is often the month when you are least likely to venture into the garden. It is cold and there isn’t very much growing herb wise. It is a good time of year for sorting out your mint plants however. As they grow so quickly and send out thick white runners, by the end of the summer they are often pot bound – the roots have completely packed out the...

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Summer Newsletter 2015

We had a bit of a sell out of lemon verbena a couple of weeks ago when Mary Berry was on TV making lemon drizzle cake with it. For those of you who missed it and wished they hadn’t here is the link to that episode http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02s0502. Like lots of herbs, lemon verbena has limitless uses; the only restriction really is your imagination....

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Summer newsletter 2014

Impossible that we are halfway through June already and tomorrow is the longest day of the year. It has been a  great spring/summer weather wise so far this year in this part of the UK. We are very European themed with the team this year with the female representatives coming from Poland, France, Italy and Hungary. The boys more boringly are from Lancashire,...

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Herbal Haven Newsletter October 2013

The temperature has certainly dropped over the last few days – it is back to woolly jumpers and scarves. It has been a fabulous summer this year, once the prolonged cold spell finally disappeared in the spring the sun rarely stopped shining. Brilliant for the herbs which soak it up and great for the humans behind a stall during the day and sleeping in the back...

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Herbal Haven Newsletter April 2013

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2013. Hasn’t this spring been so unbelievably cold – it has been snowing again here in April but the weatherman is promising that after the weekend of the 6th and 7th the temperatures should start to rise. Apart from the fact everyone is fed up with working in layers of thermals, the temperature has meant the herbs are...

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