The bay tree, or bay laurel, has been a beloved plant for centuries. The ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans considered it quite the status symbol. Wreaths of bay laurel were worn on the heads of the most important members of society and given as prizes in sporting competitions. Bay was a plant for champions.
The bay tree is as popular as ever. It’s an evergreen, which means it will look good on your patio or balcony all year round, and it’s very easy to look after. It will love a sunny spot, though will be happy with a mix of sun and shade. It likes gentle watering, so just give it a drink when the top two inches of soil feel dry. Don’t be tempted to water it too heavily as it won’t like soggy soil. Equally, don’t let it dry out completely.
Your plant will arrive in a nursery pot (the plastic pot it’s been growing in). There’s no need to remove it from this. Just place the whole thing inside a decorative pot.
One of the best things about bay is that you can pick off its leaves and use them in cooking. A bay leaf added to pasta sauce or stew will add subtle warm flavour. A leaf picked fresh off your plant will have much more flavour than any from the supermarket.
Did you know?
It’s not just the leaves that are used in cooking. Dried bay berries and bay oil are also used in cuisines around the world.
1 x Bay Pyramid
Plant Dimensions: Height: 140cm x Pot Diameter: 30cm
- Feeding - Help this plant grow strong and healthy by giving a feed with some liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer.
- Light watering - This plant likes its soil gently moist. It’ll cope with a bit of forgetful watering but doesn’t like to dry out entirely.
- Most light conditions - It’ll do very well in a sunny position but will also tolerate some shade for part of the day.
- Give a trim each year in late summer to maintain the shape. It’s really easy to do. Just think of it as giving it a haircut.
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