> Bay Herb
Information on, uses of and how to grow bay:
Bay was the laurel used in the wreaths with which the ancient Romans and Greeks crowned their athletes and heroes.
Perennial evergreen tree.
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How to grow
You would have to buy a small tree. Once established cuttings
can be taken from side shoots in late summer. The leaves can be picket
throughout the year.Soil condition/position: The Bay likes a sunny place. If the
winters are known to be hard the tree should be pot grown and brought in. For
container growing it can be kept clipped right back to a suitable size.
The tree can grow to 40 feet. Its leaves are shiny and dark green, the flowers light yellow and the fruit purple.
Bay leaves are a component of bouquet garni. Use the leaves in soups
and marinade mixes. Add to dry rice to impart its spicy flavour and to meat and
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I've got two bays in tubs on the patio. They are several years old. They have turned yellow and brown when not getting enough water. Check that they are getting enough water as a first step.
I bought a bay laurel a few months ago it was great I've allways wanted one but all of a sudden the leafs are turning brown can anyone help?