Posted by Debbie Dexter

We thought we would share some of our favourite herb flower photos with you as it is often considered that by allowing herbs to flower it will be at the cost of flavour, but we hope you will agree that by letting 1 or 2 flower your garden/veg plot will be much improved.

Herb flowers are edible too! It is not just the foliage that can be eaten – a sprinkle of the tiny delicate flowers can add a touch of elegance, difference, colour & flavour to a salad & they are becoming increasingly popular frozen in ice-cubes in fashionable drinks.

Bees, butterflies & beneficial insects love herb flowers too and by encouraging these perfect pollinators your garden/plot will be positively buzzing with a hive of activity. The flowers themselves are so pretty they make a lovely addition to the flower garden themselves.

If you are short of space in the garden/veg plot or if your soil doesn’t suit a particular variety just grow them in containers, they will be perfectly happy & you can even place near your kitchen door for easy & quick fresh pickings.

Herbs are some of the most rewarding, easy & flavoursome plants to grow and their flowers are a real bonus.