Is Your Tea Sustainable?

Tea has been a favorite beverage of many cultures for centuries. Drunk originally in China for medicinal purposes it is now mainly drunk to get a…

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Chamomile – a pretty and useful herb

After hours working in the garden it’s great to sit back and relax with a cup of tea. It’s even better if you have grown the tea yourself. One of my…

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Dandelion – a Common Australian Garden Resident

In Australia, and probably many other parts of the world, the common dandelion is easily recognised by its bright yellow flowers and fluffy seed…

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Chives

Allium schoenoprasum Prized for the delightful onion or garlic flavour of their leaves, chives are a member of the onion family native to Europe,…

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Growing Herbs, Vegetables & Flowering Annuals from Seed

Growing from seed is fun and rewarding as well as being very cost effective. You can access a much broader variety of plants than those that are…

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Marjoram and Oregano

Once prized for their antiseptic and medicinal properties, marjoram and oregano and now fairly common in Aussie kitchens and gardens and with good…

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Thyme

Tasty, good-looking, versatile and tough as boots, thyme has got to be one of the easiest culinary herbs around. Prized for its antiseptic qualities…

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Parsley

Parsley – okay, it can be a bit ubiquitous, turning up as a garnish on all manner of dishes, from salads to steaks and everything in between. But…

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Basil

Ocimum sp. Basil - surely one of the best known herbs in the world, and with good reason! It's tasty, it's attractive and it's dead easy to grow.…

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Culinary Herbs

Many culinary herbs are annual plants (or are treated as annuals in some regions), while others just keep on keeping on for years! The best of the…

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