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Herbs

Inspiration and practical advice for gardeners

Jane Eastoe

National Trust

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ISBN: 9781905400836

Price: £7.99

Publication date: 17 August 2009

Series: National Trust Home & Garden, Smallholding

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

A fascinating and practical guide to herbs and their uses Includes delicious recipes and advice on making herbal medicines and cosmetics Packed with practical information on growing your own herbs, plus storing and preserving Herbs have been used for centuries and have myriad uses – this fascinating guide is a wonderful insight into the herbs that can be found growing throughout the British countryside. Information on each plant includes a general description for easy recognition, alongside the culinary, nutritional, cosmetic and medicinal properties of the plant. Delicious recipes are given throughout, while myths, legends and historical tales demonstrate how these versatile plants have been used throughout the ages to treat a range of ailments and flavour a wide variety of dishes. The book is packed with practical advice on how to pick and grow your own herbs, alongside information on propagation, cultivation and warding off pests and diseases from your herb garden.

ABOUT THE Author

Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for over 25 years.  She was chief contributor to the National Trust Book of the Countryside and is author of  Home Grown Fruit, Allotments and Britain by Bike, published by National Trust Books. She is also the author of Pavilion’s bestselling Vintage Roses and Peonies.

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