Barbara Segall

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Barbara Segall

Barbara Segall loves everything herbalicious. She’s a garden writer, an author and an experienced and enlightened herb enthusiast. Barbara is the editor of the Herb Society’s magazine, Herbs and a member of the RHS Herb Advisory Group. Barbara loves growing fruit, vegetables and herbs to cook and eat and share with friends and has recently taken on an allotment.
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There are 12 articles by Barbara:

Rosemary and sage with bay and peppers

Get festive with herbs

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Herbs are not just great for cooking. Use your herbs creatively this Christmas to add their essence, presence and power to the festivities.

Herb or spice?

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When is a plant a herb and when does it become a spice? Some plants can even be both herbs and spice.

Variegated lemon thyme

Plant long-lived herbs

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Herbs are not just short-lived plants for summer. Many will survive year after year in the garden. Choose from lovage, rosemary, sage, thyme and chives.

fennel flowers

Edible herb flowers

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Herb flowers are not just pretty faces: they are also useful in so many ways in the kitchen according to Barbara Segall.


Lemon-scented herbs

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You don’t have to grow lemons to get a fresh citrus flavour. Barbara Segall grows some varieties of lemon-scented herbs that have a sharp lemon kick.


Winter herbs

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Harvesting herbs fresh from your own garden is easy, fabulous and provides unlimited flavour potential. Even over winter you can grow herbs outdoors.

mint julep

Growing mint

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Mint is an essential kitchen herb: it has an unforgettable fresh, clean taste says Barbara Segall, and will remind you of peppermints, chewing gum and toothpaste.


Power to the herbs

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Herbs are the powerhouse plants of the garden, says Barbara Segall. They deliver ‘va va voom’ to our food, enhancing all the fruit and veg we grow.