Among the vegetation in the northern sector of the marsh lie tall herbs including meadow-sweet, wild angelica and figwort, while strands of yellow iris, greater tussock sedge and alder carr can also be seen.
This family of plants is vast and contains some of our most popular herbs such as, dill, coriander, parsley and angelica as well as some common pot herbs, for example carrot, parsnips and celery.
The verb ‘to candy’ today indicates a method of preservation using sugar syrup; candied fruit, marrons glacés, candied ginger, and candied angelica all use this process.
The most popular ones have umbrella shaped flowers such as fennel, dill, cilantro, caraway, angelica , tansy, wild carrot & yarrow.
On this occasion, the garden boasted several types of basil, parsley, chives, angelica and mint as well as lettuce, tomatoes and kaffir limes!
Elsewhere, the addition of a little angelica to stewed rhubarb is thought to be a good way of reducing the acidity.
To attract and preserve a population of local beneficial insects, flowering plants such as dill and angelica can be grown and some weeds such as dandelions and wild carrot can be allowed to survive in the area.
I had wormwood, soapwort, dill, yarrow, tarragon, chives, rosemary, lavender, angelica , many kinds of basil and thymes.
Other tablets from Dufour are beautifully embedded with glacéed orange and lemon peel, and vividly-green pieces of candied angelica .
Several herbs also help rebalance the female endocrine system, including angelica (dong quai), licorice root, black cohosh, and chasteberries.