Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I beg your pardon, I never promised you a herb garden

Gareth and I shifted a few months ago and one of the things that really worried me about the move was shifting my herb garden. In fact I used to lie awake at night feeling sad at the thought of them dying because they didn't get enough sunlight on the new balcony. Well after three months, one of those months being winter, I am pleased to say my little baby herbies are doing okay. Sure the basil died but everyone's basil dies in winter, that wasn't my fault - it's in its DNA.

Our last house had a big front and back yard which needed mowing every month or so and a lovely guy called Bruce would come and tend to it. I would always get excited when he came as it gave me a chance to show off my herbs and talk shop with him and learn some herbie tricks. I love talking to anyone about growing herbs and when I was up in Sydney at Life Instyle Kate from Elly Oak and I got chatting and discovered we both upload photos of our herb garden to Facebook like proud parents. In the picture above you can see my Sage, Chervil, Mint, Coriander, Chives and Rosemary. I also have Vietnamese Mint (my new favourite, the stuff grows like it's being paid!), Parsley (curly and flat) Marjoram, Thyme and Oregano. I have a few spare pots for some new herbs, so if you have any suggestions for ones to add please let me know.