Sage - Herb

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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.