Saturday, 17 September 2011
Do you like herbs? I love them. I'd like to say that I've got a dedicated herb garden but not so. My herb plants are a bit 'please yourself' and grow wherever they have a mind to. The above picture depicts a clump of chive seed heads growing along the outside of the poly tunnel. The sun has been playing a game of hide and seek today. I just managed to capture the brief shadows against the plastic so this is to be my effort for Shadow Shot Sunday. Note to self - must remember to collect the seeds before they fall.
The next one is Borage. I don't know how these arrived in my garden but I suspect they cadged a lift in a packet of 'Cottage Garden Mixture' seeds. This one has made its home in a sandstone trough outside the back door.
There's one growing between the concrete slabs below the trough. Look how it's stretched it's shadow.
Then I've got a clump of parsley growing amongst the parsnips and marrows in the top tunnel.
And sage at the edge of the path.
There's a little bed of mint just outside the door of the other poly.
And apple mint that's growing anywhere and everywhere.
We have a gnarled old bay tree in the garden that's stayed put for many a long year.
This is my latest addition - a pot of Basil I bought a few weeks ago for pence from the local supermarket. I potted it up into a bigger pot today. Wonderful for adding to all those tomato recipes. One of these days I WILL have a proper herb garden but in the meantime have a brilliant weekend and a Happy Shadow Shot Sunday xx