Thoughts on a Tuesday

At this time of year there is not a lot of colour in an English garden, although here in the far south-west green still dominates the landscape and you will still see a few flowers around. For other plants however, this is their time of year to show off. Pineapple Sage is one of them….

Six on Saturday | Raised Herb Bed

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ~Marcus Tullius Cicero. I love growing herbs. Not only for cooking with (and I shall confess that I generally use very few herbs in this way, mainly parsley, basil, chives, rosemary and thyme) but for the lovely smells when you crush the…

Six on Saturday | Herb Garden

When I moved here there were two rotten raised beds at the end of the garden, overgrown with forget-me-nots, grass and weeds, including common hogweed, although there was also some deep purple Aquilegia, Rhubarb and several strawberry plants. Oh and some bamboo growing alongside the fence. Anyway, family came down for a visit during which…