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Bay Plant

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Image of  Bay Tree
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Laurus nobilis

  • A beautiful plant in it's own right but an excellent addition to any herb garden.
  • Excellent for adding flavour to cooking, particularly soups and stews.
  • Oil is used in some liqueurs.
  • Leaf essence is used to relieve aching limbs in a bath.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Pollinator FriendlyRHS Award of Garden Merit

The Bay tree can have other uses than just in cooking, the leaf essence is also used in bath water to relieve aching muscles and vets have been known to use it for treated sore udders and pulled muscles! The oil can sometimes be used externally for treating sores. It is also popular for adding to Christmas wreaths with holly but a wreath of just Bay has become a mark of excellence for poets and athletes, to Romans it was a symbol of wisdom and glory!

  • Evergreen shrub.
  • Will grow into a beautiful tree up to 65 feet (20 metres) if you leave it!
  • Lovely aromatic leaves when crushed (hence why they are good for marinades, soup or stews!)
  • In the ground they should become fully Winter hardy.
  • Grown in pots they are frost sensitive need Winter protection.
  • Likes full sun.
  • Protect from the wind.
  • Flowers March - April.
  • Culinary Uses
  • In soups, sauces, pates, stews, curry and rice pudding!
  • Sometimes used in liqueurs.
  • Dry leaves can be used to flavour vinegar.
  • In a flour bin it will deter weevils!
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Can be used externally for treating sores and bruises.
  • The leaf essence, in a bath, relieves aching muscles and focus the mind.
  • Can be used to treat digestion problems, colic and flatulence.
  • Can help relieve cold and flu symptoms.
  • Berries can be used to help dandruff and rheumatism.
  • Vets use it for treating sore udders, sprains and pulled muscles.
  • Other Uses
  • Training for topiary.
  • Can be crumbled into pot pourri.
  • Place crushed in dry stores to discourage weevils.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.Avoid if pregnant.

Please note that other laurels are poisonous.

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How To...

How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.

Recipes

French Onion Soup Recipe
An easy recipe to make this French classic. A really warming winter soup that can be made in large batches and frozen.

Onion Marmalade
A simple recipe for dark and delicious onion marmalade. Try it with meat, poultry or cheeses.

General Information

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Bay_Plant/