The Beautiful Bay
Author: Verity Webb Date Posted:17 October 2015
The beautiful Bay Tree is a vibrant and easy to care for herb, offering a year round supply of aromatic bay leaves...perfect for a rich winter stew or your next hearty Bolognese. As a beautiful fresh bay leaf simmers away, it is releasing some super valuable healing properties such as vitamin C, folic acid and vitamin A.
As well as being the perfect cooking accompaniment...the Laurus Nobilus is a symbolic plant. It symbolises courage, protection and strength. This glossy leaved evergreen has got your back.
Rich, dark soil will see it thrive. Accompanied by full sun and good drainage, you will have the healthiest, most beautiful Bay in the street.
The Bay Tree loves to be pruned, making it an ideal hedging plant or topiary sculpture. But you can also let this beauty grow freely and it will assume a lovely organic shape of its own...which can exceed 8 metres in height.
And if you’re really lucky, gorgeous little cream coloured flowers will appear in Spring time.
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