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Lovage - Levisticum officinale

Lovage

£2.99

This is an excellent herb with a clump-forming growth habit and smooth, divided foliage. Between June and August it produces umbels of tiny yellow flowers which contrast beautifully with the light green deciduous leaves. It should be grown in a deep, rich moist soil to accommodate its large, fleshy roots.

Culinary Uses:

The leaves and stems of lovage have a celery-like flavour which comes in useful for many culinary dishes. The leaves can be simmered with carrots and onions in chicken broth to create a light and refreshing soup. Alternatively, use them as a substitute to chopped celery and add the lovage to the recipe later than you would add chopped celery. The leaves also work great in a salad and can be added to meat stock to create an aromatic flavour. The seeds can be crushed to form a flavoursome substitute for pepper and the stems can be eaten as a vegetable.

  • Eventual Height 0.5m to 1m
  • Eventual Spread 10cm to 50cm
  • Position Full sun
  • Growth Rate Average to fast
  • Soil Moisture Moist but well-drained
  • Soil Type Loam
  • Soil pH Acid
  • Hardiness Fully Hardy
  • Flowering Time Summer
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Foliage Decidious

Did You Know?

We grow and keep the majority of our plants outside on the edge of the Staffordshire Moorlands, over 650 feet above sea level ensuring a hardy plant that starts off well when planted in your garden.

Some leaves on evergreen plants can be damaged in winter but in spring, new leaves will readily replace those damaged. This is quite normal on many evergreen varieties and is preferable to plants grown with excessive protection that show cold shock once planted out and establish less satisfactorily initially.

Many perennials go ‘dormant’ which, in some cases, means that there is little or no top growth apparent between November and March. If you order perennials whilst they are dormant, they may not be visible above the soil level when purchased but will burst into life in spring.

Lovage - Levisticum officinale

This is an excellent herb with a clump-forming growth habit and smooth, divided foliage. Between June and August it produces umbels of tiny yellow flowers which contrast beautifully with the light green deciduous leaves. It should be grown in a deep, rich moist soil to accommodate its large, fleshy roots.

Culinary Uses:

The leaves and stems of lovage have a celery-like flavour which comes in useful for many culinary dishes. The leaves can be simmered with carrots and onions in chicken broth to create a light and refreshing soup. Alternatively, use them as a substitute to chopped celery and add the lovage to the recipe later than you would add chopped celery. The leaves also work great in a salad and can be added to meat stock to create an aromatic flavour. The seeds can be crushed to form a flavoursome substitute for pepper and the stems can be eaten as a vegetable.

 


 

Levisticum officinale
Lovage
Herbs
0.5m to 1m
10cm to 50cm
  • Yellow
Summer
Decidious
Yes
Average to fast
Fully Hardy
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
  • Loam

Herbs, as well as being beautiful sensory plants, are useful for home remedies and cooking. They smell lovely, look wonderful and you can use them—what could be better? There are two main ways of growing herbs, in containers or in the garden.

 

Planting and Conditions

The conditions required for planting varies between different herbs.

Basil, Bay, Caraway, Chives, Dill, Marjoram, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme all prefer well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade. Rosemary in particular will not survive being frozen during the winter months.

Chervil, Coriander, Mint and French Tarragon all prefer partial sun or shade, and like well-drained to dry soil.

Herbs would also benefit greatly from being planted in raised beds, which usually offer the perfect conditions for growth, as they have well-drained soil and are more likely to catch the rays of sun needed for most herb varieties.

 

Aftercare and Pruning

There is no need to prune your herbs excessively, because you are likely to be using them regularly after they have established anyway. If any dead foliage is found, just remove it to encourage future growth.

Water your herbs at regular intervals, especially if they are being kept indoors. Bear in mind that the majority of herbs prefer well-drained, dryer soil, so resist the urge to overwater them.

Some herbs die back in winter. These will look after themselves. Some more tender herbs can only be grown if brought inside during the cooler months.

 

Potential Issues

Specific to rosemary and sage, the beautiful but destructive rosemary beetle feeds on the foliage and flowers of host plants. Simply picking them off can be effective, otherwise the use of pesticides should be employed if the case is severe. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions with regards to pesticides and herbs for culinary purposes.

Slugs and snails are prominent pests on herbs. Simply picking them off or using a beer trap is an effective way of dealing with the problem should it become a prominent issue. 

Slug pellets should only be used as a last resort to avoid harming birds and other wildlife.

Grey mould may also occur on some herbs. While there are no approved fungicides for use against grey mould, some products containing plant and fish oil blends can be used. They are unlikely to have much impact, and simply removing affected parts of the plant can be effective.

We want to make the delivery of your order an easy and hassle-free experience. Our couriers are the only ones we’ve found that handle plants with as much tender loving care as we do.

 

Orders are usually dispatched 7-10 working days following receipt of your order. In many cases we dispatch sooner than this although during busy periods or when an item or items on your order are out of stock and we are ordering them from a supplier then please allow up to 30 days.

Once dispatched your order should in most cases be with you the following day. Nearly all the information you need regarding ordering can be found further down this page but if you need more help feel free to email us at  sales@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk

When placing your order you will be given the option of what happens if you are not in when your order is delivered. The options are as follows:

No, please DO NOT leave - The courier will take the delivery back to the depot and leave a card with instruction on how to proceed, they may attempt re-delivery if requested or you may be required to collect the order from a local depot. 

Yes, OK to leave with a neighbour only - The courier will try to leave your order with a neighbour, this might not nessassarily be your immediate next door neighbour. You can specify a specific neighbour in the 'Additional Information' field in Step 3 of the checkout process.

Yes, OK to leave in a safe place only - The courier will try to leave your order in a safe place somewhere on your property, this will be at the couriers discression and may return the order to the depot if they feel nessassary. You can specify a specific safeplace in the 'Additional Information' field in Step 3 of the checkout process.

Yes, OK to leave with a neighbour or in a safe place - See the previous two options, the courier will use their discression to try and leave your order . 

 

Delivery Cost

Our flat rate charge for plants ordered online or over the telephone is £7.99* per order. This covers most mainland England, Wales and Scotland destinations, however some Scottish Highland & Island locations as well as the Isle of Man & Isle of Wight attract a surcharge from our courier, deliveries to these locations are charged at £29.99*, affected postcodes are listed below:

AB31 - AB51

FK19-FK21
HS1-HS9
IM1-IM9
IV1-IV63
KA27-KA30
KW1-KW17
PA20-PA78
PH1-PH50
PO30-PO41
 
Unfortunately we cannot deliver to Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the Channel Isles at this time.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Our larger specimen conifers, bamboos and other larger potted plants or large volume orders of smaller pot sizes will require a pallet delivery, priced from £40. Orders requiring delivery on a pallet will in most cases be flagged during checkout although in some circumstances the need for a pallet deliver will not arise until we come to dispatch an order. If this is the case we will contact you to make arrangements.

As a rough guide plants in 20 litre pots will need a pallet delivery as will 90+ 2 litre pots.

Pallet deliveries will need to be signed for and the access must be suitable for a large vehicle access, minimum 3 metres wide and 4.5 meters high. Pallet deliveries are classed as 'Kerb Side' and can only be made to addresses where clear access can be gained (e.g. pallets of plants cannot be delivered to upper floor flats or premises where restricted access does not allow delivery vehicles). Even if your order is not flagged as requiring a pallet delivery we reserve the right to send out your order on a pallet if it is a significant volume of items or weight above our standard carriers limits. We can only ship items on a pallet up to 2 metres tall, if the plants you have ordered are above this then where applicable will be cut to the required height.

 

Gift Voucher Delivery

Delivery of gift vouchers is by Royal Mail charged at £2.59 and a signiture must be obtained. Where gift vouchers are purchased with other items they will be treated as one order and postage will be at the higher of the rates.

 

Bulb Delivery

Bulb Only Orders: Postage and packaging is £4.99 per order where bulbs are purchased without any other items. Orders upto 2kg will be delivered by Royal Mail and will require a signature. Orders over 2kg will be made by Fedex and can be left in a safe place if you indicate for us to do so during checkout. We aim to deliver Bulb Only orders within 5-7 days although this can take longer during busy periods or when items are out of stock. We will notify you by email on the day your bulbs are dispatched, the email will indicate who will deliver your order. For Royal Mail deliveries please allow up to 14 days from the date of notification for your order to arrive, if your bulbs still have not arrived by this time then please contact us.

When bulbs are purchased with other products (excluding Rowlinson products) they will be covered by the standard delivery charge of £7.99.

 

What about Overseas?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to make deliveries outside of the UK at the present time.

 

Delivery Timeframe

We aim to deliver all orders within 7-10 working days if the plants you order are already in stock. If plants are out of stock when the order is placed (which is quite rare) the delivery time is around 21 days, but we will contact you to let you know. If you haven't heard from us within 10 days of ordering then please let us know as you may not have received our emails. Upon dispatch we send out automated messages to inform you that your order will be with you the following day. It is important to contact us within 24 hours of the expected delivery date if your order does not arrive so we can track down the parcel before the plants perish.

To ensure any emails we send don't get picked up by a spam filter please add 'orders@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk' and 'sales@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk' to your safe senders list.

Unfortunately with our standard Fedex service we are unable to guarantee a specific time or time slot. Deliveries can be made anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday (Excluding bank holidays).

Need your order in a hurry? Call our web sales team on 01782 502741 to enquire about a next day delivery. Orders must be taken before 10am, excludes weekends, subject to resource and stock availablity.

 

Local Delivery

Deliveries of goods ordered through our Retail Garden Centre for local delivery are not subject to our online terms and conditions. Please contact the Garden Centre directly on 01782 502078.

 

Rowlinson Garden Products

All of our Rowlinson items come direct from the manufacturer and are free delivery. We do not keep any Rowlinson items in stock. Once Rowlinson receive your order they (or their courier) will contact you directly to arrange delivery of your product(s) and to ensure suitable access is available. It is vital that you enter the correct contact details on your order as if they are unable to contact you via email or telephone they will send out a letter which can obviously result in a delay to your order being delivered.

Please note that any other items on the order will incur the £7.99 delivery charge and be dispatched separately from our nursery.

All orders placed online or over the telephone are bound by our full Terms and Conditions, please read and understand them before ordering.

 

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