Evergreen Herbs

Some evergreen herbs in the border will stop your herb garden looking barren in the winter.

Here is a list of some of the most useful and ornamental herbs - the instructions for growing can be found at this link Growing Herbs
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Bay This is evergreen, but can be tender, so if it's in a pot, you will need to move it somewhere sheltered during the harshest winter.

They can be ornamental if clipped into a shape - balls, cones and standards are popular.

Lavender as if the wonderful flowers and fragrance in the summer weren't enough, lavender is also an evergreen.

The leaves can vary from green through to a silvery colour. It needs a trim though before the bad weather sets in.

It is highly attractive to bees as an added bonus.

Rosemary A delighfully aromatic evergreen herb although it can benefit from protection in harsh winters.

Cover the root area with leaf mould and if really bad weather is forecast, then cover with fleece.


Sage can die after a few years, for no apparent reason. However, it is easy to root from cuttings and if you always have a couple in reserve, you need never be without this evergreen. It has lovely mellow green leaves.

It is one of my favorite herbs - an absolute must have. It has medicinal as well as culinary uses.


Thyme  One of the smaller herbs, but nevertheless, it is evergreen as it doesn't lose its leaves over the winter. There are dozens of different varieties - they are excellent as an edging plant.

Juniper is a small, graceful shrub. In sheltered conditions, it can grow into quite a large bush. You need male and female plants as only the female produce the berries which take 2 to 3 years to ripen.

There are many varieties and if you buy one, make sure you get Juniperus communis as this is the only variety suitable for culinary or medicinal use.



If you have some of these in your herb garden, you won't be without interest in the depths of winter.

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