Every garden needs a patch of mint, proper garden mint that is always associated with mint sauce for lamb roasts. It grows vigorously with underground stems and can become invasive if left to grow unchecked in favourable conditions. Mint is best grown in a pot to keep it under control. Plenty of water is the most important ingredient for happy healthy mint. It’s often seen growing under or close to a dripping garden tap but that is not the done thing in these water scarce times. Mint is one of the most used culinary herbs in todays fashionable foods – use for flavouring potatoes or peas, mint sauce or jelly, herbal teas, refreshing drinks including mojitos, salads, tzatziki and as garnish with many dishes.