Upper North Shore Sydney Australia

Lemon Verbena

A perennial deciduous shrub to 3m(10 foot) native to South America. It has narrow leaves in whorls of 3 and 4. Flowers vary from white to mauve and appear in spring or early summer.



Garlic is a member of the onion family which is usually grown as an annual. Early in summer the plant produces globular heads of small, white, slightly red tinted flowers.


Sweet Fennel and Florence Fennel produce an edible swollen base and are grown as annuals unlike wild fennel which is a hardy perennial and has become a weed in some countries. It has feathery leaves and yellow flowers and was native to the Mediterranean.



An attractive annual 60cm – 150 cm (2 – 5 feet) high with fine feathery aniseed flavoured leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean and Southern Russia. Pale yellow flowerheads form oval flat seeds in the late summer and autumn.



Hardy plant that produces feathery leaves that are often used in Asian cooking. Mid-summer produces pink-mauve flowers which then develop into seeds which are also used as a spice in Asian food.



Hardy perennial with tubular grass-like leaves that grow in clumps and mauve flowerheads from early to mid-summer. A member of the onion family.

Bay Laurel

Bay Laurel

Bay Laurel or Bay Tree Laurus nobilis A hardy aromatic evergreen shrub or tree native to the Mediterranean. It can grow to 12-18m (40-60 feet). In spring the white flowerbuds open as cream blossoms with pronounced yellow stamens. The Bay is dioecious, that is male and female flowers appear on…