The Classic Herb Garden (Hardback)
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Herbs have been used since ancient times both to flavour food and as natural medicines. In this easy-access guide, gardener Gordon Thorburn reveals different types of herb garden to suit your needs, from those that don’t need much attention (e.g. mint and rosemary don’t need much watering but basil and the beautiful Vietnamese coriander are very demanding), to classic herb gardens, culinary options and medicinal herb gardens. Whether you suffer from migraines, insomnia, coughs and colds or fatigue, there are herbs which can treat you without side effects. But some herbs can prove fatal and they’re not always sold as such, so discover which herbs are safe to use as herbal teas but not as salad leaves in this must-buy guide to creating the perfect herb garden for your needs. Each herb is listed with growing instructions and its culinary and medicinal uses, plus the colour of its flowers and any must-know information from health warnings to nature-friendly herbs which attract butterflies and bees to help pollinate your garden.
The photographer is Sarah Cuttle.
Aimed at those who have an interest in gardening and, in particular, in herbs; this book takes a historic look at the herb as a single category in its own right, from the beginning to present day, and explains the many properties and uses of each herb in turn. Also included, are recipes, tit-bits of wisdom from gardeners past and present, guides on how to grow your own herbs and make your very own herb garden, and herbs' medicinal uses. Whether you're wanting to fill your garden with butterflies and bees, or just wanting to include a little more greenery in your diet; this book makes for an intriguing read whatever the requirement.EJH