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Germination is the hardest part but once at that
stage parsley is easy to grow.
At full maturity pull leaves from the outside
as needed because pulling the whole herb will
displace it and diminish any chance of regrowth.
An environment of moist soil, shady cover and
plenty of water is the perfect breeding ground for
this tasty herb. This is the perfect herb to have
inside full time because it thrives in shade.
Beware, peppermint can become a pest if let
loose. It is best to plant in a separate pot as it will
dominate other herbs because of its invasive root
system. Peppermint is a great natural insect repel-
lent to rub on your face, arms and legs.
Once this herb is established it can turn into a
towering shrub of up to 1.8m. This herb is best
grown from root cuttings of a previous rosemary
shrub because it is notoriously difficult to grow
from seed. It can take up to two to three months
for the seedlings to appear.
Go to your local nursery because freely avail-
able bushes may have been sprayed with chemicals
you don t know about.
Rosemary is perfect for the Western Australian
environment with our Mediterranean climate and
limited rainfall. It can grow in inner city Perth or
in the outback. This queen herb grows best when
given little attention. It doesn t like too much
water or fertiliser. Once at shrub level it can pretty
much be left to thrive.
To promote growth, cut the shrub regularly and
it will grow to up to 2.5m wide.
Rosemary is often use as a symbol of remem-
brance and worn on Anzac Day and Remembrance
Day to show respect for those who have given their
lives to protect this great country of ours.
As the name suggests this variety of thyme has a
It is beautiful to grow in the garden with its
pink flowers and scent providing a wonderland
adventure to excite the senses.
Lemon thyme loves to be planted in the sun
and WA has plenty of it.
This herb enjoys a gravel or sandy soil that is
well draining and requires low water maintenance.
Too much water will drench the herb and cause it
to rot. This drought-tolerant herb is perfect for WA
due to the water shortage of the past couple of years.
Depending on the layout of your garden it can
be a ground cover or low lying shrub that grows
up to 30cm.
Make sure you use minimal fertiliser because
it will take away the lemon scent of this thyme
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