I have a list of approximately 200 garden and ethnobotanical seeds .If you would like to purchase seeds from mandrake house herbs or just browse the selection ,please follow this link to my seed page.
I have just taken a look at all of my woodland stock they are in good condition with good strong roots
It has been a funny old year .Very warm and dry, all of the woodland plants have flowered early and are now being sold mostly as roots .They sell for the same price but for less postage .
I can give significant discounts on orders of three or more roots .Please ask and I will give you a price.
I have first year ginseng roots ready for sale 2.99 each plus postage
May apple roots (American mandrake ) £5.00 each
Though the common name is mayapple,it is the flower that appears in early May, not the "apple". The fruit or "apple" is produced early summer and ripens later in summer. P. peltatum is also called hogapple, Indian apple, mayflower, umbrella plant (shape of the leaves), wild lemon (flavor of the fruit), wild mandrake, American mandrake (shape of rhizomes) or "devil's apple"The rhizome of the mayapple has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, originally by indigenous inhabitants and later by other settlers
Purple trillium roots £ 3.50.
Trillium erectum, also known as Wake-robin, red trillium, purple trillium, Beth root , is a beautiful spring-flowering perennial plant native to the east and north-eastern areas of North America. The flowers are a stunning deep red colour, and the plant takes its name Wake-robin by analogy with the Robin, which has a red breast that heralds spring
Wild Ginger or snake root 3.00
Purple cone flower root large £3.50
Black Cohosh root.£3.00
Blue cohosh root £3.00
White trillium bare root £ 4.50
Yellow trillium bare root £ 3.50
Rattlesnake orchid goodyera pubescen £4.99 sold out
Ginseng roots and seeds
40 ginseng stratified seeds 3.99 Euros plus .99 postage to UK address
Planting should be done with care. Many growers insist that placing the root 25mm below the surface is about right, but in the forest the root is quite deep in the ground and since disease has attacked the gardens we find our best growers planting deeper. I have had the best success by planting the root about 75mm under the surface of the soil.
American ginseng (root) Panax quinquefolius
White sage salvia apiana
S. apiana is a shrub that reaches 1.3 to 1.5 metres (4.3 to 4.9 ft) tall and 1.3 metres (4.3 ft) wide. The whitish evergreen leaves have oils and resins that release a strong aroma when rubbed. The flowers are very attractive to bees, which is described by the specific epithet, apiana. Several 1 to 1.3 metres (3.3 to 4.3 ft) flower stalks, sometimes pinkish colored, grow above the foliage in the spring. Flowers are white to pale lavender.
S. apiana prefers a sunny location, well draining soil, and good air circulation. Plant the seeds about 2mm below the surface abot 50mm apart in a good quality seed compost .They germinate quickly in warm weather .Keep the compost moist . Transplant at the four leaf stage or when large enough to handle.
Native Americans have several uses for this plant: Seeds are ground into a flour make a porridge leaves are used for flavoring in cooking; leaves are also eaten, smoked, or used in a sweathouse as a remedy for colds; seeds are dropped into the eye and permitted to roll around under the eyelids in order to cleanse the eyes; and leaves are crushed and mixed with water to create a hair shampoo, dye, and straightener.
White sage was also used medicinally . It can be made into a tea, which decreases sweating, salivation, and mucous secretions in the sinuses, throat, and lungs. Cold tea can be a good stomach tonic, while a lukewarm tea is good for treating sore throats. The leaves can also be used as a uterine hemostatic tea for heavy menstruation; however, since it can also decrease lactation, nursing mothers are advised not to use it.
White sage is considered sacred by many Native Americans it is used to make smudge sticks , a type of incense. White sage is believed to cleanse a space of any evil spirits or 'negative' energies that may be present, while also bringing in 'positive' energies. This power is said to be released from the plant by the burning of the leaves, which are typically bundled into a wand or stick. Today many Native American tribes still use the stems and leaves for smudging as part of purification ceremonies. The practice has also been adopted by some modern neopagans and for general spiritual uses.
Saffron Crocus Sativus
The saffron bulbs are sold in lots of 5, 10 and 30 bulbs the size of bulb is 7 to 8 cm .They can be purchased with a paypal payment or through the store .If you need bulk amounts please contact me for discounted prices.
I am very pleased to offer you these top quality saffron bulbs of this valuable and interesting plant .
Crocus sativus thrives in the Mediterranean and similar climates It can nonetheless survive cold winters, tolerating frosts as low as −10 °C (14 °F) and short periods of snow cover
Watering is required if not grown in moist environments
The plants fare poorly in shady conditions; they grow best in full sunlight. Fields that slope towards the sunlight are optimal (i.e., south-sloping in the Northern Hemisphere where corms are lodged 7 to 15 centimetres (2.8–5.9 in) deep.
C. sativus prefers loose, low-density, well-watered, and well-drained clay- soils with high organic content. Traditional raised beds promote good drainage
One fresh-picked flower yields an average 30mg (0.03g) of fresh saffron or 7mg (0.007g) of dried saffron
Harvest your own "red gold" - Give these wonderful bulbs a try and you too can look forward to the magical experience of picking your very own "red gold". Look out for them each morning, dangling from the throats of the flowers: bright,and full of promise. Once cut and dried, they can be stored in an airtight container for several years. Order now and you'll be picking your first crop in October!
Saffron-based pigments have been found in 50,000 year-old depictions of prehistoric places in northwest Iran. Later, the Sumerians used wild-growing saffron in their remedies and magical potions. Saffron was an article of long-distance trade before the Minoan palace culture's 2nd millennium BC peak. Ancient Persians cultivated Persian saffron (Crocus sativus 'Hausknechtii') in Derbena, Isfahan, and Khorasan by the 10th century BC. At such sites, saffron threads were woven into textiles, ritually offered to divinities, and used in dyes, perfumes, medicines, and body washes. Thus, saffron threads would be scattered across beds and mixed into hot teas as a curative for bouts of melancholy. Non-Persians also feared the Persians' usage of saffron as a drugging agent and aphrodisiac.
Below is a picture of the size and quality of the bulbs you will be receiving
10 Saffron bulbs £4.99
30 Saffron bulbs £9.95
60 Saffron bulbs £14.95
Page updated 22nd April 2011