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    Herbs that grow well outside???

    Hi all

    Im looking for some herbs that grow well outside hopefully ones that come back year after year. Has anyone got any ideas???

    Jen

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    rosemary,sage,thyme,majoram all come up year after year and are frost hardy

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    I've also had parsley and chives come back year on year - both in the garden and parsley also in a hanging basket. I have mint in a pot (don't plant it directly in the garden but you can sink it in a pot to contain the growth) and lemon balm that have over-wintered fine.

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    I agree with the ones suggested. You can also add garlic chives. I grow both types of chives in the garden borders as the bees love the flowers. I also grow some in pots near the house as I use them a lot. Parsley will need replacing evey two years as it is biennial, or let it seed around. Bronze fennel looks good in the border and is perennial.

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    There aren't many that don't do well outside actually. I have rosemary bushes, mint that grows voraciously all over the garden and also lemon balm which smells divine.

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    ooo fab, Ill have to look on the RWAF page and see which Is safe for the rabbits as Im do a herb row for all my rescue buns, but dont wanna plant any that will die off in the weather (if that makes sense) lol.

    Thanks for your help xx

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    Rosemary is one of my favourite herbs and I love that it survives the winter. Chives and oregano are versatile choices as well.

    I'm not sure which ones are rabbit safe though.

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    Rosemary need to be grown from cuttings as it is a very hard plant to germinate from seed.. It can be done but success rate is small..

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    Rosemary, thyme and sage are three that have done well for me. I also like mint. It comes back every year, but for some reason I have a lot of trouble getting it to spread, which is funny because most people don't want it to. I do and it won't!

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    I've failed twice with Rosemary. I had put it down to frost???
    My Sage is very strong - it's making a little hedgerow, chives are wonderful, Oregano great, am trying parsley again if it stops raining today - or maybe not perhaps I'll have better luck tomorrow. Not that I'm superstitious or anything!
    I got my delivery of seed last week and have sown Thai Basil, Holy and one other type of Basil pin pots and hope they germinate soon.
    Also thyme, Spinach (2 varieties), Iceberg and 'normal' lettuce, onions, rocket and beetroot!
    Hope I have some success.
    Dewan

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