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Sharp knife10cm potMulti-purpose compostRooting hormone (liquid or powder)Clear polythene bagsJune - September45 minutesChoose sideshoots as cuttings, pulling these away from the main stem with a thin strip of bark, or heel, still attached.This heel
by a sea of blue campanula flowers. March - JulyJune - August20 minutesMyrtle, Myrtus communis subsp. tarentinaCampanula portenschlagiana x2Small window boxCrocksLoam-based compost, such as John Innes No. 3Cover the bottom of the window box with crocks
/vermiculite John Innes No. 2 compost for potting onMay - August30 minutesSnip off shoots of new growth 10cm - 15cm long. To reduce moisture loss, remove most of the lower leaves so you have a clean length of stem.Use a sharp knife to cut off the base of the stem
-Septemberall year round30 minutesGolden curly oregano, Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum' x3Israeli sage, Salvia officinalis 'Nazareth' x2Rosemary, Rosamarinus officinalis x1Thyme, Thymus vulgaris x2Winter savory, Satureja montana x 1Terracotta pot (40 x 32cm) x1Peat
stems to keep plants compact. Pick all the evergreen herbs from the top, rather than the side, to promote new growth.May-Octoberall year round30 minutesBronze fennel, Foeniculum vulgare x2Common sorrel, Rumex acetosa x3Curly-leaf parsley, Petroselinum
Rachel de Thame explains how to grow apple, pineapple and curly mint varieties in a pot, with advice on compost, planting and maintenance.springMore on growing herbsPractical advice on raising herbsVideo guide to How to grow peppermint and thyme in a containerGrow herbs from seed...
Watch Monty Don as he creates a scented garden using a variety of lavender plants, with suggestions for encouraging bushy growth.summerMore advice on growing herbsMedicinal herbs by Jekka McVicarPicking herbsRaising new mint plantsPlanting herbs in a window box video projectBrows...
it with one or several different varieties of thyme for a good mix of colour and flavours.April - MayJune - September20 minutesDwarf lavender, such as 'Kew Red' or 'Munstead'Thyme plants x5Hanging basketCompostWater-retaining crystalsSlow-release fertiliser
plants will attract a wide range of pollinating insects.Pinch out the growing tips of the plants to encourage bushy growth, then hang the finished basket in a sunny, sheltered site where you can enjoy its scent.May - JuneJune - September20 minutes
Jekka McVicar's 10 herbs for wildlifeJekka McVicar's organic herb garden achieved a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show 2009. We caught up with her at the show to discover her top 10 herbs for attracting wildlife.Herbs have been used for culinary