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Anthriscus cerefolium (Chervil), sometimes called French parsley or garden chervil 

Chervil is an annual herb that looks similar to flat-leaf parsley but with a finer stem and more delicate, thinner looking leaves.  Sometimes bunches of chervil will have leaves that are quite tightly closed, almost flower-like.

Widely used particularly in French cuisines, to season poultry, seafood, young spring vegetables (such as carrots), soups, and sauces. More delicate than parsley, it has a faint taste of liquorice, mint or aniseed.

When cooking, Chervil loses its flavour easily, by exposing it to too much heat or prolonged cooking. When adding Chervil, do it at the end of cooking or sprinkled over food finely chopped and fresh.

Chervil has had various uses in folk medicine as well. It was claimed to be useful as a digestive aid for lowering high blood pressure. Besides its digestive properties, it is used as a mild stimulant.

The plants can grow up to 40–70 cm (16–28 in), with trip-innate leaves that may be curly. The small white flowers form small umbels, 2.5–5 cm (1–2 in) across. 

Pot sizes explained

At Newlands Nursery we grow and sell plants in a variety of different sizes, from small starter plants up to planted containers. 

We know it can be tricky to picture the size of each plant. This page gives you an idea of the size of the plants we are sending out.

Please keep in mind that plants vary from one season to the next. The size of the plant refers to the pot or plug it is grown in, rather than the height of the plant, unless specifically mentioned on the plant page. 

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Starter Plant (Plug Plant)

Plug Size: 2cm by 4cm. Our most popular size. This is often the most economical way of buying plants and is a great way to get a head start on the season. Generally this size is best to be potted up before planting out.

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Jumbo Plug

Plug Size: 6cm by 7cm. A fantastic alternative to a 9cm pot and saves on plastic too. The plants in this size are well established and give you a head start. This size is perfect for planting straight into containers and baskets as well as the garden.

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9cm pot

Pot size: 9cm by 9-10cm. This size hold some well established plants, some of which maybe around 1 year old. We sell most of our ranges in this size and most of the plants sold in this size, are established enough to be planted straight outside.

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13cm or 1 litre pot

Pot size: 12-13cm by 12-15cm Currently our largest size of plant, with the exception of our planted containers. Many of our House Plants are available in this size, as well as some special collections and varieties.


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