A popular culinary annual herb, best grown when the weather has warmed up in spring. It is sensitive to root disturbance and needs care when transplanting
- Soothing herb especially for children
- Promotes sleep
- Popular culinary herb
Used as soothing herb by the Egyptians, dill has a very long history of use both as a culinary and medicinal herb. It was thought to bring happiness and good fortune to a marriage and was included in love potions and aphrodisiacs to make them more effective. The feathery leaves and numerous umbels of yellow flowers make this an attractive as well as useful herb.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Half hardy/tender
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: yellow
- Flowering period: July - September
Dill grows best when the weather has warmed up in spring - until then it can look a bit sad and as it isn't growing is susceptible to damping off or being eaten by slugs and snails. The roots are sensitive to disturbance, so be gentle when planting it out or potting it on. It enjoys a sunny site and prefers a position that isn't exposed to strong cold winds. It will eventually grow quite tall and produce pretty umbels of yellow flowers. The seed can be harvested for sowing the following year or of course to eat.
Dill really is one of the classic summer herbs. It is used traditionally around the world in many culinary recipes such as gravlax and pickled gherkins. It works well with most fish and is particularly good in smoked salmon pate, potato salads, tzatziki, leafy salads and with cucumber, pasta and eggs. Dill has a long history of use in gripe water recipes to help ease colic in babies. Oil extracted from dill seed is used as a flavouring in the food industry.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.