Posted: 25/01/2013 at 17:09
I'm also in the northwest, (Lancs) I've had limited success with herbs, up until this year I've never had a greenhouse, technically I still don't..... it's still waiting to go up! I've tried growing on window sills all round the house and also waiting until later in the year and and just sowing straight out.
Tarrogon went well, as did Corriander, chives and parsley.
Thyme, Rosemary and sage where bought as small pot plants and went into large containers... doing well thanks!
However Basil not so clever! although it might have been a bit too soggy this year...
Borage did well and the camomile is quite happy, and I swear by lavender wherever you are, it's such a roughty toughty!
I do plan to use the greenhouse this year though. I've found the temp and conditions in our house aren't great for garden plants,
Good luck and let us know what you decide.