Jekka’s Herb Farm open days

September 3, 2011 at 7:34 am 6 comments

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.


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T is for … tomatoes U is for … Urtica Dioica (common nettle)

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tinytalkmiriam  |  September 3, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Wow! They look amazing! :o)

  • 2. Janet/Plantaliscious  |  September 8, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Aaaagh! I live just up the road from Jekka’s, and I STILL haven’t made it down there for an open day…

  • 3. Johanna GGG  |  September 11, 2011 at 7:44 am

    that is such a gorgeous photo of the little girl – I just love the concentration on the face – we are getting some herbs as a fundraiser from sylvia’s child care instead of chocolates and I can’t wait to get ours – such a great thing for parents and families to buy

  • 4. Kat Connors  |  February 20, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I’m an Imaging Specialist with the advice site We’re publishing an article on different types of mint, and I would love permission to use the great photo of lavender mint from this post.

    Thanks so much in advance!

    • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  February 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Hi Kat, good to hear from you. Thanks for asking first and not just nabbing the pic! I’m happy for you to use it with a link to this blog post as the original source. Perhaps you’d like to paste a link in the comments on the post too directing readers to your article. Best wishes, Nic

  • 6. painted tyre garden planters | Nip it in the bud  |  March 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    […] These fabulous painted tyre planters were part of a show garden at the Gardeners World Live Exhibition in Birmingham in 2005. It was a roasting hot day and a friend and I ambled around and dreamed of how we’d transform our respective allotment plots. I loved these planters and it reminded me of the first year I had my plot and found a wheel dumped in a hedge on the other side of the allotments. I nearly bust my back spending 20 minutes rolling it all the way over to my patch. I triumphantly showed it to my husband George as my new potential herb planter […]


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