The clear blue skies and bright sunshine made me look down. These beautiful pale green shoots of verveine caught my eye and confirmed my suspicion that spring is in the air. I had read about verveine in Patricia Wells’ ” The Provence Cookbook”, a book that I use continually as it is a treasure trove of food knowledge and the most wonderful recipes. I planted verveine in our garden for the first time last year.It has the most beautiful scent, and apparently grows to an enormous size. Boiling water poured over a couple of leaves makes the most wonderful, soporific tisane.