Mermaid has reviewed 2 plants

Jasminum officinale Common jasmine

Posted: 22 March 2012
Overall: The recommendation for this plant is full sun but we grew up with it in a shady corner of our garden and it flourished with a gorgeous heady smell especially in the evenings. I would highly recommend it!

Ocimum basilicum Basil

Posted: 22 March 2012
Overall: My Basil always seem to die after a month or two at the most. I do always pinch shoots off for cooking leaving the newer sprouts intact and always leave a few big leaves to keep it ticking over. Could I be over or under watering it as I have heard that is can be quite sensitive about when it's watered? Will it always die off even indoors? The taste is great and there really is nothing like fresh Pesto!