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and ideas on growing herbsCreating a container display of edible herbs.Follow Joe Swift's video advice on growing basil from seed.Learn about healing herbs from herb expert Jekka McVicar.Learn how to take rosemary and lavender cuttings.
. Add peat-free compost until the container is about two-thirds full.Knock out each herb plant from its pot and arrange in the container.Once all the plants are in place, fill between the roots with compost. You can use an empty pot as a scoop, which
Surround your roses with strongly scented companion plants, such as lavender, thyme, rue and garlic chives, to help keep aphids at bay. While gardeners are attracted by their beauty, rose pests are deterred by the herbs' strong scents. March - April June - August20 minutesRue, Ru...
with roast vegetables, especially tomatoes. Use purple shiso (or perilla) in stir-fries, add to salads or - in a similar way to vine leaves - stuff with pine nuts and chive flowers. Place the pot in partial shade - avoid full sun, as the leafy herbs