|Corsican Mint Norfolk Herbs|
|Nepeta Six Hills -Hooksgreen Garden|
I am growing some of the plants in seed trays including penny royal..but other mints I will buy as plugs as most of the them are difficult to grow from seeds. I do grow cat mint and have visions of a beautiful border along my herb bed of this blue flowered mint. This has been a dream ever since I saw a clip of Pam Aryes sitting in her garden on a beautiful summers day along side a border of Nepeta in full flower.
I find Cat mint grow well from seed and I have enough to grow a border around my herbs beds in the garden. and bowls for the cats, It grows well through April, May into June it reaches perfection tall, flower buds forming and that is when Ray cat nibbles and bends it and rubs his head along it and rolls in it. Then Pop dog who has ignored it previously discovers it and eats it and snuggles down on top of it and I am left with stalks. Oh sigh, I grow it for them but I can dream! I have not grown it at the allotment as I do like the idea of the numerous cats or foxes rolling in ecstasy on my herb bed.
|Black Peppermint Norfolk Herbs|
A new mint I am going grow next year is Moroccan Mint. It is one of the best spearmints and mixed with green rooibos tea is a lovely hot infusion or iced drink. A small amount of fresh peppermint adds a lovely zing to the tea. It also goes well with Chinese green teas such as the famous Gunpowder Green Tea which All about Tea mix into their blend of Tuareg Mint Tea this is really delicious.
Mints is used as herbal remedy for::stomach aches, headaches, stress and anxiety. It can also be used to soothe insect bites .It is a fragrant and beautiful garden plant
|Buddleia Mint Norfolk Herbs|
|Chocolate mint Norfolk Herbs|
Anyway time for tea, I think fresh mint and green Rooibos tea.
With Reiki blessings and light