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Coriander (Leaf Selection)

3 Jumbo plugs (70cc)

 

Tasty annual herb used in a lot of Asian dishes.

Flowers are most favoured by the hoverfly.

Grown with tomatoes it is said to enhance the flavours.

 

 

Basil (Bascuro Fine Leaved Ball Basil)

3 Standard plugs (27cc)

 

Fragrant and flavoursome annual herb for a summer cuisine.

The flowers are a magnet for many pollinators but also predatory beneficial insects like ladybirds and lacewings.

Basil also deters thrips and tomato hornworms.

 

 

Yarrow Achillea millefolium  

Perennial Wildflower

3 Jumbo plugs (70cc)

 

Beautiful flowers that attract beneficial insects such as predatory wasps which eat common garden pests but also pollinate plants.

A great ‘companion’ plant; repelling some insect pests whilst attracting beneficial insects such as Ladybirds and Hoverflies.

Noted for attracting wildlife, Yarrow is one of the best producers of nectar in relation to the small space the plant occupies.

 

 

Dill (Dutch Mammoth)

3 Jumbo plugs (70cc)

 

Soft annual herb with a flavour said to be a cross between celery and fennel. Thought to improve the growth of brassicas and protect from pests as it attracts ladybirds and lacewings.

Dill is a great companion plant attracting beneficial insects such as,

Hoverflies, parasitic wasps and ladybirds.

Dill also does good at discouraging various unwanted pests, including cabbage loopers, aphids, and spider mites.

 

 

Licorice Mint Agastache Foeniculum

Perennial Herb 

Also known as Annise Hyssop

3 Jumbo plugs (70cc)

 

Spikes of purple flowers take pride of place in a border or herb garden, attracting a wide range of beneficial insects.

A strong aromatic herb which makes a refreshing herbal tea to aid digestion.

 

 

Chicory Cichorium intybus 

Perennial Wildflower

3 Jumbo plugs (70cc)

 

A very good nectar plant, which is great for attracting beneficial insects to the garden, such as hoverflies, which eat aphids, whitefly, blackfly, and mealybug.

All parts edible, bright blue flowers look stunning in salads and cakes.

Young leaves can be used in salads, a little like dandelion leaves.

Roots are famed for containing inulin and can be roasted to make a caffeine-free coffee alternative.

 

 

Vervain Verbena officinalis (Perennial Wildflower)

3 Jumbo plugs (70cc)

 

Attractive to a range of beneficial insects.

The small, delicate flowers are not to be underestimated. This powerful herb was one of Druid’s most sacred herbs and has a rich history in herbal and magical use.

Widley cultivated as a medicinal herb in medieval gardens and today often found in bedtime tea blends for its calming properties.

 

 

Total 21 Plants

 

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  • A selection of wildflowers and culinary herbs to attract beneficial insects and deter pests in the organic vegetable garden.

     

    These plants are also edible for gardeners too!

     

    Please do your own research before consuming any wild plant.

     

    The culinary herbs are sourced from Real Seeds, West Wales. 

    This means the plants are real, open pollinated (non -hybrid) so you can save the seed from these plants for the future.

    Of course, you can also save the seeds from the wildflower plants too.

     

    We have included a selection of plants to attract:

     

    • Hoverflies which eat aphids, whitefly and blackfly and mealybugs.

     

    • Ladybirds, adults, and larvae which eat aphids and mites.

     

    • Lacewings which eat scale, aphids, mites, and soft bodied insects.

     

    • Wasps, which eat grubs, aphids, and flies.

     

    • Ground Beetles which eat slugs, small caterpillars, and grubs.
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