New herb garden

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New herb garden

Post: # 188434Post marshlander
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:42 am

The herb garden is ready to plant. :cheers: I've started to move lavenders, rosemary and other bits and bobs from pots and the bungalow bath (now filled with blueberry bushes) and found some 1ltr pots of varieties of thyme for 50p each!

I'd also like to include more cut flowers for the house and since I took the pic I've planted some old roses from David Austin. (Hasten to add received vouchers from mum and OH for birthday & crimble!)

What would be your 'must haves'?

I'm trying to grow what I can from seed so fillers for this year would be helpfull too!
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Post: # 188455Post Millymollymandy
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:55 am

Looks lovely and I can really imagine that in full summer looking amazing.

I will watch this thread with interest as I never seem to grow enough of anything to be able to cut them for the house (I like them out there in the garden!) apart from peony heads (why does it always rains when they are in flower so they flop?) and a few dahlias.

What kind of herbs do you want to plant - just culinary or all sorts, medicinal etc? There's a huge range of plants to choose from - which aren't in my head but in various books I have. :iconbiggrin:

One of my must haves is golden oregano/marjoram because it just looks so bright and fresh and amazing in the spring although can suffer from sun scorch in full sun in summer. And this is just in my experience but where regular marjoram spreads it doesn't always retain a nice circular shape like the golden variety does.

Oh dear I keep coming back and editing this.

If you want height then a Perovskia (also known as Russian Sage) in the middle of each bed would look lovely, not culinary but a real bee and butterfly attraction and it looks good all through the winter too with its whitish spires.
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Post: # 188456Post Millymollymandy
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:02 am

I want your herb garden now, you've got my juices flowing and I love planting out new beds! :lol:
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Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:37 am

I don't know about herbs in there, but those walls look absolutely perfect for some stunning espaliers (apples perhaps?) or cordons/fans (pears/peaches). Wow.
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Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:08 pm

All sorts! Off the pic to the left is the long wall of our barn which is South facing. This area is now divided from the rest of the garden by a rustic trellis with more roses. It is a really sheltered spot.
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Sun May 27, 2012 5:27 pm

Thought you'd like an update, took some pics today. The pots each contain a different variety of mint.
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Sun May 27, 2012 5:29 pm

Wow, that looks lovely. Well done.

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Sun May 27, 2012 6:42 pm

Are you still looking for cut flower ideas from seed?..nows a great time to sow herbacious for planting out Sept. to flower and cut next year,but to be honest looking at your garden you know all that stuff anyhow.It looks really well.

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Tue May 29, 2012 6:34 am

wow, it's just gorgeous! (a little tiny bit envious, moi?)

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Tue May 29, 2012 8:03 am

Stunning, the sundial in front of the blue doors could make a spectacular print aswell.
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Tue May 29, 2012 10:55 am

Lovely. :love5:
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Tue May 29, 2012 4:19 pm

oldjerry wrote:Are you still looking for cut flower ideas from seed?..nows a great time to sow herbacious for planting out Sept. to flower and cut next year,but to be honest looking at your garden you know all that stuff anyhow.It looks really well.
There's dahlias though not many as although I dug them up, most didn't make it through the winter. Also, gladioli, lilys several clumps of peony and the roses of course. From seed there's cosmos, foxgloves, cornflowers. There's quite a few things i cut from other parts of the garden, aquilegia, cow parsley, euphorbia, shrubs and so on. Just filled a jug with Weigela for the kitchen window cill. Have been looking for wallflower seeds but most varieties for sale seem very short and have just pricked out lupins but heaven knows where I'm going to plant them all - potential swaps perhaps?
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