Browse our herb diary

If you have time take moment to have a look through our herb diary. There are quite a few newsletters to look through, with some time of year relevant growing tips and updates on what is happening on the nursery. There are recipes to follow using some of the common and not so common varieties – if you have any that you would like to share please email them into us. Medicinal herbs are very popular now and there are some articles on their uses, plus articles on the history and folklore of some of the herbs, with articles from different people at Herbal Haven.

Shipping information during the coronavirus

1st June What glorious sunshine! Means lots of watering.  The bank holiday last week when we couldn't send parcels have put us back a little bit. We ask that you allow two weeks from ordering...

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Baked butter beans with winter savory

At the moment when you might be scouring the back of your cupboards looking for a bit of inspiration among the dried beans and odd tins - herbs can be a great way to pep things up a bit. Winter...

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Fennel (foeniculum vulgare)

Nearly all the parts of the very tall and majestic herb fennel (foeniculum vulgare) are used. It is a perennial herb and is not to be confused with Florence fennel which is grown as vegetable for its...

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Goats cheese, prosciutto and thyme baked mushrooms.

Goats cheese, prosciutto and thyme baked mushrooms.   Ingredients: 4 large mushrooms 3 cloves garlic 1 small red onion Knob butter Small pack prosciutto 100gms feta or blue cheese Bunch...

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Thyme

Originating from the Mediterranean, classic thyme (thymus vulgaris is full of flavour and scent and an important addition to the winter kitchen when other herbs are not available and because it aids...

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Bay trees

There is nothing better than having a bay tree outside that you can pop out and use whenever you need it. The fact that it is relatively easy to grow, either in the ground or a container is a bonus,...

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Moroccan mint tea

Given to us by Antoine - our French intern student this year. His girlfriend Souzannah is half Moroccan and this is a family recipe. Put 2g green tea into hot (not boiling) water for three minutes...

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July 2017 Newsletter

There has been a lot of hot dry weather in our little corner of the country this year, which got underway with record temperatures in April and catapulted us into a bit of a growing frenzy to try and...

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Potato, leek, mushroom and dill puff pie

Ingredients 1 large leek 350g button mushrooms sliced 500g potatoes peeled and diced 2 tbsp white wine squeeze lemon juice small bunch dill chopped 125g mascarpone 1 tbsp plain flour 100mls...

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April 2017 - taking cuttings

The fourth month of the year and thought to be sacred to Aphrodite - goddess of love, beauty and procreation, April is an exciting time of year, the month of buds and bees, salads and shoots, new...

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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...

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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...

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