Sage grows 60-80cm tall and produces oblong grey-green leaves.
It likes a warm sunny position and light , well-drained soil.
For best results prune regularly to avoid it going woody.
It has a strong flavour and bitter quality that makes it a great addition to poultry stuffing,, pork and is used for sausages together with Thyme and onion.
As a tea it is a general tonic, reducing sweating, aiding digestion, relieving coughs and colds and enhancing concentration.
it is also good as a gargle and general wash for sore throats and ulcers - for the same purpose a fresh leaf can be chewed on.