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Herb Identification

Discussion in 'Herbs and Wildflowers' started by Zigs, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Phil Anderer

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    Curtesy of The National Trust at Barrington Hall Gardens.

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    I'll pop back over the coming weeks and edit in pics as they grow & flower.
     
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      It's killing me to have a busted camera, was there a few days back and they've come on so well now:doh::gaah:
       
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      It's already a big help for ID purposes, Zigs. I'd have sworn that the first one was horseradish:snork:
       
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        you're not far out as a common name for it is horse heal :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
         
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          It'd be interesting to see what effect a dose of horseradish would have on the average gee-gee;)
           
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          I gave a Horse a Victory V once. It chewed it for a bit & then slobbered all sorts of mucous out of its nose & mouth. He didn't want another one.
           
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            :th scifD36: Attention...the rspca have ears everywhere! Thanks for the mention of slobber....I've been collecting snails for my neighbour, recently. :eeew: God, do they cling
             
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            • Phil Anderer

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              Went back yesterday armed with my old camera.

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              Still more that hasn't flowered so will keep you posted.

              I've applied for the position of Kitchen Gardener there, but the job has been put on hold for the time being.
               
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                Hemp Agrimony.
                 
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                  Isn't that what @Freddy's plant was supposed to have turned out to be? Looks nowt like it to me.
                   
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                  Horse Radish, I purchased a root planted it couple of years ago, it sunk with out trace. this year we had a fence put up, rooted out the old hedge and purchased a new shed I just could not believe what was sprouting half under the new shed.Yup
                  the Horse Radish, Now how do I harvest it can't move the shed. Did I remember that you cut lumps of the roots and plant them, Any one know?
                   
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                  You can cut lumps of the root to use for sauce and can also use it for starting a new plant. After having been there a long time it probably will have a lot of roots and may go down very deep.

                  If you really want to grow more I'd be inclined to leave a couple of inches of root attached to all the top green growth and plant that. I found it tended to do better than just the root on its own.

                  WARNING: I never recommend anyone to try and grow horseradish in their garden. It goes down very deep (10ft with no trouble) and can spread easily. It's almost impossible to get rid of it.

                  Once I had eventually got rid of it from the garden (took about five years) I planted it along the grass verge of the road (between the road and the farmer's field). I used pieces of root with the greenery attached. It eventually, with a bit of encouragement from me, covered a stretch about quarter of a mile long and the neighbours and myself used to harvest it. Most of it disappeared when they dug a new gas main all along the verge. :sad:
                   
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                    This thread is GLORIOUS! :yahoo: I can't understand why anyone wouldn't grow herbs. Those blooms are some of the most interesting flora in the world, I declare. Have heard so many people say that herbs are boring to grow because they are boring to look at. I could macro photography herb blooms forever and a day and never bore of it, and those people have obviously never seen a garden like this one!

                    And now my potted herbs just wont be enough. I want a herb garden like that. Gosh I can't thank you enough @Zigs for posting these images. I'm in heaven :biggrin: Would/could you update? PLEASE!!!

                    Angelica, Valerian, Skullcap, Purple Cone... and the entire rest of them! :love30:
                     
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