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for all the Family

  • Come and choose from our delicious breads and cakes this Christmas

  • We've fresh trees from 25th November, decorations and gifts in our dazzling Christmas Marquee

  • Enjoy a piping hot tea, coffee or chocolate on our heated Cafe´Terrace

  • The finest local ingredients for your Christmas dinner from our newly extended Farm Shop

  • We have a fantastic choice of gifts for all ages in our Christmas Marquee

    Herbs for containers

    Herbs are really successful in containers, as most come from shallow, stony Mediterranean soils and relish drier conditions in pots. Group several together for a fragrant herb patch outside your door. Here's how to grow five of our favourite herbs in containers:

    Rosemary: give this hefty shrub plenty of room and a soil-based compost such as John Innes no. 3 (available in our garden centre) to provide it with nutrients for longer.

    Mint: mint is best in containers as it can be invasive outdoors. There are dozens of varieties in our garden centre: apple mint has fuzzy leaves while purple-stemmed chocolate peppermint looks sumptuous.

    Coriander: sow fresh into generous troughs every month for a constant supply of fragrant flavour: as you use up one trough, the next is ready to pick.

    Chives: generous potfuls of chives are perfect for snipping with scissors to add an oniony tang to salads. Their pretty pink pompom flowers are edible, too.

    Basil: purple or green varieties look gorgeous in containers and they're happier there, too, as their tender leaves are out of reach of slugs. Keep well watered and pick regularly to keep it productive.

    Please ask the staff in our Poynings garden centre for more information and advice about growing herbs in containers.

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