• Lemon from a Leaf

    23rd November 2011In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    Lemon from a Leaf

    Among the many plants benefiting from this extended autumn is the lemon verbena bush.  I’ve been pushing my luck not harvesting it earlier, but so far it is still looking good.  I will pick the branches in the next few days and hang them up to dry so that we can have lemon verbena tea all winter.  The key to keeping lemon verbena from year to year is to plant it somewhere  sheltered, very free-draining and – other than harvesting selectively for tea -not to cut it back until the spring.