We just had a bank holiday weekend in the UK and, judging by the queue for the tip, several of us stuck the gardening gloves on and got outside to tend to our patches of life-giving soil.
The smiling chap in the photo above is standing guard over our new herb garden and hopefully will see fit to bless us with a good crop this year.
In the greenhouse we started the chamomile and borage early and they have been transplanted out. Borage doesn’t usually like to be messed with once comfortable but in a week this one doubled in size much to my surprise!
We have gone a little crazy this year and seeded the ground and/or pots in the greenhouse (depending on the herb!) with fennel, chives, marjoram, thyme, oregano, mint, tarragon, parsley, coriander, onions, peas, potatoes and more. There is even some dill out there somewhere and a good excuse to eat some salmon if ever I needed one. Then there are the pots of rosemary and lavender et al who are established residents and reaching for the sunshine again.
I am looking forward to having plenty of homegrown herbs about the place this year. I am so lucky my man is equally as keen to turn our garden into a more and more magical place as each year goes by. I applaud him and give him my gratitude for the work he has done so far.
It’s amazing what you can pack into a small garden! What are you growing this year?
P.S This morning, two days after I took the above photos, the borage has flowered! Wonderful!