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    Thanks BP - I shouldn't have looked - just seen Cardamom seeds for sale!
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Porcupine View Post
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    I got seeds from Seedaholic https://www.seedaholic.com/oregano-g...o-organic.html. This includes a lot of info as well, explaining the different oregano types. Good luck!
    The trouble there is that their photo shows pink flowers, when the Greek one usually has white flowers. I know you probably don't read Greek (I don't much, really, either, it's very difficult ) but there's a picture here which shows it correctly
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    Some on ebay may be worth a try here
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    I have a herb that looks similar - not sure whether its marjoram or oregano but it has white flowers. These were taken in August. Its not in a sunny spot so its sprawling rather than upright. Could it be "hirta"?

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    Thanks for the contacts I will sort them out very soon mission nearly complete
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I have a herb that looks similar - not sure whether its marjoram or oregano but it has white flowers. These were taken in August. Its not in a sunny spot so its sprawling rather than upright. Could it be "hirta"?
    If it is seems a bit hairy, compared to Marjoram (the pink flowered mild one) very strongly flavoured (like it numbs the end of your tongue!) then it probably is hirtum
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    Its very different to the other marjorams and always looks "grey" rather than green. I'll go and have a nibble.
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    More photos!
    New shoots & old leaves (hairy) and flowers.

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    The other marjoram!

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    They taste quite different - the ?hirta is much stronger in taste and aroma and honestly did remind of walking in Greece.

    I'll look for some rooted cuttings and seed heads and share them with you, Mickey & Thelma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    More photos!
    New shoots & old leaves (hairy) and flowers.
    They taste quite different - the ?hirta is much stronger in taste and aroma and honestly did remind of walking in Greece.

    I'll look for some rooted cuttings and seed heads and share them with you, Mickey & Thelma.
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