Interview: Helen Bostock and Oregano

We host the head wildlife gardener at the RHS, Helen Bostock, as our guest this week. We chat all about the work behind the scenes on the Plants for Bugs and Plants for Pollinators projects as well as her ongoing work encouraging us all to garden with wildlife in mind. As our native plant of the week, we take a look at chef’s favourite Oregano.

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Helen Bostock

Horticultural Information team: Helen Bostock / RHS Gardening

Plants for Pollinators advice and downloadable lists / RHS Gardening

Plants for Bugs – RHS science projects / RHS Gardening

Oregano

Oxford University Plants 400: Origanum species

Origanum vulgare | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora (brc.ac.uk)

Origanum vulgare L. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science

https://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/Flowers/M/Marjoram/Marjoram.htm

https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03609.x

https://www.coleoptera.org.uk/species/longitarsus-obliteratus

https://www.rhs.org.uk/herbs/oregano/grow-your-own

https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/origanum-kent-beauty/

https://www.bethchatto.co.uk/conditions/plants-for-dry-conditions/origanum-vulgare-aureum-crispum.htm

https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/origanum-rosenkuppel/

https://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item_1388b_oregano_greek_oregano_seeds

https://www.hettysherbs.co.uk/product/oregano-hot-and-spicy/

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