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Herbs; not just for cooking

Earlier in the year when I was running through the butterfly and moth counts at Chishill with Jim: many thanks Jim for your help with this as I do not know where to look to find all the species and then really struggle to separate the differences between some of the most closely related (Essex Skipper and Small Skipper for example), the suggestion that we plant some wild Marjoram came up.

Like many herbs this flowers with a mass of individual small flowers providing a lot of pollen and nectar for insects, flowering all the way from July through to September.

The time flowering shows what a valuable source of food this plant can be.

I was looking to get some small plants to put in clumps in the pollen and nectar and meadow areas but the supplier was out of stock so I opted for seed. These can be planted any time between September and May so hopefully they will get established if I put some in this week as the soil warms when spring does finally arrive.