May 6th, 2011
I photographed my Herbs today – something that I don’t do very often. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because Herbs really don’t require much input and so I don’t visit them very often unless picking them. But they really are interesting when you look at them up-close. This Parsley is so zingy! It’s almost day-glo.
In some cases we’re happy to let Herbs flower and when they do they add colour and vibrancy to what can be a very green garden at this time of year. My Chives are about to pop open, something which always turns a few heads.
My sowings of Coriander are doing well too. I’ve decided to go for Coriander edging to the Herb bed. We’re eating a lot more curries these days and we go through Coriander at a pace so it’s well worth growing for us.
I grow two Sage bushes. This gorgeous purple variety and…
…this variegated one.
My Mint is spilling over the stone tough that confines it. I cut a bunch of it for the Royal Wedding and threw it in a jug of Pimms. It really does look amazing with the floating Strawberries.
I planted some creeping Thyme this year. It looks amazing and softens the edges of the pathway brilliantly. Even though I don’t grow many Herbs, the ones that I do are in use all year round and I wouldn’t be without them.
Does anyone have any suggestions for new Herbs I should grow? I should mention I also grow Basil, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Dill and Fennel.
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