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Small Bay Bush in pale green ceramic pot

Kitchen Bay

Bay leaves are aromatic and add a real depth of flavour to winter soups and casseroles. Bay Laurel will remain green and fresh outdoors or in a cool porch or conservatory over winter.
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These cute kitchen bay would make a great thank you gift or just to let someone know you are thinking of them. As pictured, they are actually multiple plants potted together and are a very attractive addition to a herb collection.
35cm+ tall including the 1L pot
Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

This is the sweet bay tree - Laurus nobilis which produces savoury leaves for cooking.

When in a small pot, young bays will need some watering,

Bay trees are quite slow growing but if allowed to they will grow to full size trees in about 30 years. To encourage healthy growth repot your bay tree about once a year in the spring time. To keep their shape you may also want to give them a haircut at the beginning and end of the growing season.

Bay trees are very tough trees that require little maintenance. New shoots are a different colour - in the spring and summer your plant should begin to put on new leaves, don"t worry if they are a lighter colour than the existing leaves, they will colour up over a few weeks. New shoots are drooping - new shoots are more tender than established branches and may droop if exposed to hot or cold temperatures, ensure they are fully watered and try to keep in an even frost free temperature until the young leaves have matured and changed colour.Crisp or brown leaves - are the result of underwatering, give your plant a good soak and it will start to recover.

Bay leaves add a wonderful savoury flavour to soups, stews and meat dishes - put the washed leaves in the dish whole, but remove before serving.

More Information

Bay Tree

Scientific Name:Laurus Nobilis

Sometimes also known as the "bay leaf tree" for obvious reasons.

Small white flowers in spring

Young bay trees will be happy inside on a kitchen window sill but once they grow larger they will look great on a patio or planted into the garden. Bay trees are traditional topiary trees and can be clipped and shaped into a great variety of shapes.

http://www.herbexpert.co.uk/cooking-with-bay-leaves.html

Bay laurel has been used through history to symbolise strength and victory from the first olympians to roman emperors. Its magical powers are said to include protection from witches and lightening...

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