I’ve just potted up a few herbs today… mint, oregano, parsley and chives. Although they will survive outside in the herb garden over winter these had already collapsed in the wind and rain. Besides, I’ll feel much happier knowing that I have some lovely home grown fresh herbs on my kitchen windowsill.
It’s amazing how quickly things grow in the garden. The herb garden is particularly fast growing and plants that looked neat and attractive just a couple of weeks ago are now bursting out of their allotted space. This is the time to cut them back hard and save the best leaves for drying for use later in the year. In the past few years I have tied up bunches and hung them in the boiler room to dry…
It’s that time of year again… Wimbledon, Hampton Court Flower Show and sunshine every day… It must be summer!Your favourite summer tipple, Gin and Tonic, Pimms or a glass of Rose wine are enhanced by the addition of beautiful borage flowers.
The herb bed is much more attractive now that the chives are in full flower… not only to me but to the bees and hoverflies. The marigolds are just beginning to flower. This is Calendula officinalis ‘Indian Prince’. Apparently you can eat the petals with a salad. I haven’t tried that yet but we do sprinkle the chive flowers over our salad. They have a lovely mild onion flavour.