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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Our New Herb Garden *~*

We have started to make a herb garden, (sounds like a Blue Peter TV program) just a small one at the front of the house, we had one in Cornwall, and I loved the fact that I could just pop outside, in the middle of cooking and find fresh herbs to add to the dish. So as the front is the sunniest that's where we have sited it. It's not looking much at the moment but hopefully it will soon. I adore the aroma of herbs as I pass by them, especially as they start billowing over the path ( yes I am daydreaming, they might one day)
Adding grit for drainage...
On our trip to Cornwall we visited the Bodmin Plant and Herbs Nursery. It is a proper nursery where they grow their plants on site, we often called in when we could, and have seen it prosper over the years, well worth a visit..... so I could not help myself and bought these...
Basil Mint
Berries and Cream Mint
Ginger Rosemary
Hyssop
Golden Marjoram
Lemon Thyme
Country Cream Oregano
A dear little Poppy had seeded himself in the path
Very pleased that my Lavender cuttings have survived the winter. Time to go in now and dream of some lovely herb delights***

20 comments:

  1. You can't beat a herb garden and I agree, just being able to pop out and pick as needed is heaven. My herbs are mainly at the allotment which is good but sometimes having to plan what I need to pick is a pain and I can't always be sure what I need for a certain recipe or impromptu meal is a pain and I'd love to just pop out with scissors to get what I want. Ginger Rosemary is a new one to me, I think I'd really like that one. Your herby garden will be super. x

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    1. Thank you for you lovely comments Suzy, how exciting you have an allotment, when I was a little girl my Grandpa had one and I loved it. Yes I have had a Ginger Rosemary before in the cottage garden, it can be quite potent when its been in the sun.
      Thea x

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  2. Hi Thea,
    Thanks for leaving your comments.. Your herbs .. I have never heard of Ginger Rosemary.!
    It could be a new cultivar.!
    Well you will sure be able to go out and cut a little from each for your cooking recipies.
    Happy evening
    xx
    val

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    1. Hello Val
      Yes I have had a Ginger Rosemary plant before I bought it at the Hampton Court Flower Show about 10 years ago, so now I have moved I thought I may have a job finding one, but I have seen it in several nurseries.
      Thea x

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  3. Hi Thea: I envy you an herb garden. I have one huge rosemary plant that I use all the time, and I will plant basil when it warms up a bit. I tried cilantro,which I love, but they told me it was a colder weather crop and I planted in summer. I'm just thinking I should get some now..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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    1. Hello Judy
      Thank you for your lovely comments
      I love Rosemary you are very lucky, I must confess Judy I have had to look Cilantro up, and found its other name Coriander (which I love) I shall have to try growing some.
      Thea x

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  4. Good luck with your herb garden!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thank you Liz, fingers crossed just need some sun.
      Thea x

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  5. I love herb gardens. I have put mine in pots next to seats so I can sit there and fiddle with their leaves. Its lovely you have brought the plants back from Cornwall as it makes them extra special knowing they have grown in your special place. I like the stone walls around your beds too. My mam has stones like this and they are something you have to acquire, not buy. xxx

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    1. Hello Lily
      Yes you are right the stones were left here in a pile at the side of the house, we are gradually using them, Thank you for your lovely comments.
      Thea x

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  6. Lovely Thea. I am not particularly green fingered I'm afraid although I do try. Herbs are something that I DO have success with though! As you say they produce that lovely aroma when you walk past them.
    Thank you for often calling by my blog and leaving lovely comments, it means a lot.
    Essie x

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  7. Hello Essie
    Thank you for your lovely comments.
    P.S. I love your blog
    Thea x

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  8. What a good idea! I love herbgardens!
    I have some pots with herbs.
    There is nothing better than cooking with fresh herbs!

    Juliëtte x

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    1. Hello Juliette
      Thank you for your lovely comments
      Thea x

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  9. Hi Thea,
    Thanks for visiting my dutch blog; in de polder!
    I also liked it to visit yours and see we have lots of same interests...Liked it much to see your garden pictures And the old little cottage you've lived in..
    So I will be your next follower!
    greetings Fleur

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    1. Hello Fleur
      You are very welcome, thank you for your lovely comments
      Your blog looks wonderful.
      Thea x

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  10. That looks wonderful! There's nothing like picking fresh herbs from my own garden. I can tell that your herb garden is going to look so pretty and smell divine too - what a fabulous combination! Paula x

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    1. Hello Paula
      Thank you for your lovely comments
      Thea x

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  11. oh I'd love to have a herb garden one day :)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments
      Thea x

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