2019 Programme

Daytime Meetings 10am


Evening Meetings 7pm


The Herb Society Meet monthly at the Avice Hill Craft Centre

Craft Room, Avice Hill Craft Centre, 395 Memorial Avenue
parking available

Daytime Meetings are 10am-12pm on the 4th Thursday in even months

Evening Meetings are at 7pm on the 4th Thursday in odd months

The Library is open on the 2nd Thursday of every month 12 – 2pm and half an hour before each meeting

Display Garden: maintained by members – open to the public

Subscriptions to the Herb Society are $15 ( due February)
Visitors Welcome: $2 per meeting


More about Herbs

Five Season Herb Plectranthus (Coleus) ambionicus  – family lamiaceae (mint)

A member of the well known, ornamental Coleus, widely grown as a decorative garden plant for its attractive variegated red leaves. Cream bordered

This plant is becoming popular and sought after. There have recently been several enquiries about it. There are two varieties now available in Christchurch, one has plain green leaves, the other is exactly the same but has leaves with an attractive cream border. Read more

Herbs for Pest & Disease Control

Try chives and/or garlic and banana skin much around roses.

Put a ring of garlic around fruit tree trunks and foxgloves as a growth stimulant.

Use garlic and nasturtiums as soil disinfectants. Read more

Frankincense

Frankincense is the aromatic resin used in incense and perfume obtained from five trees in the genus Boswellia. The Frankincense or Olibanum trees have a papery bark, sparse branches, paired leaves and white flowers with yellow or red centres.

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Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary Herb of the Month“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance” – Shakespeare, (Hamlet) This had to be the herb for the 50th Anniversary of the Canterbury Herb Society.

Native to the Mediterranean and Asia, the Latin name Rosmarinus translates as “dew of the sea” .  Read more

 

 

Puarangi – Native Hibiscus Hibiscus trionum

Puarangi, a short lived perennial, was considered to be a native plant but more recently considered to be of African origin, possible brought here by the Maori. Here in the cool South Island it is better treated as an annual. Read more

 


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