Jenny, Flossie and I braved a rainy day at the start of April to attend Jekka McVicars first Herb Farm Open Day, near Thornbury. And this weekend is your last chance to attend an open day this year. Jekka will be giving tours of the herb farm at 10.30am and 2.30pm and running a workshop on ‘How to maintain your herbs over winter’. With 650+ varieties of herbs in stock you’re sure to come away with a plant or two … or several as Jekka’s holding a great big end of season plant sale too.
I came away with Chocolate Mint, Lavender Mint and Loveage plants which thrived in the kitchen having had such a nurturing start (Jekka’s nursery plants are all created from cuttings). My herbs soon outgrew their pots in the yard as well and were then re-homed at the allotment. This is the lavender mint just 7 weeks after our visit planted in a black bin sunk in the ground.