Last week the herb garden arrived. Now, before you get excited with that quick fix gardening guru eye, stop. You know us by now, and yes it would be easier to go to a garden centre and buy pots of herbs but let's face some facts, that's not us. We like to grow things, we're not nuts, we're just very committed to growing our own and what we have left over we barter with.
We took some time to find a seed merchant that met our criteria, we wanted to get our herb garden from one supplier and we wanted that supplier not to just be committed to culinary herbs but also medicinal herbs. We wanted a true herb garden that would fill our bellies, keep us healthy and deter moths from our home. We want the whole thing and for this we went to King's Seeds, they have been recommended by many of you for years and so this year we decided to use them to create a new garden that we be bee and butterfly friendly, and edible too. So, this our herb garden list for 2016:
1. Herb Anise.
2. Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum).
3. Herb Bergamot Perennial.
4. Dill, Hera (Anethum graveolens).
5. Herb Coriander Annual.
6. Cumin Black (Nigella Sativa).
7. Herb Fennel Common.
8. Herb Fennel Bronze Perennial.
9. Good King Henry.
10. Hollyhock Black (Althea rosea nigra).
11. Herb Hyssop Perennial.
12. Herb Balm Lemon Perennial.
13. Herb Marjoram Pot Perennial.
14. Nigella (Nigella damascena).
15. Herb Oregano Greek Perennial.
16. Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).
17. Parsley Italian Giant.
18. Safflower, False Saffron (Carthamus tinctorius).
19. Scabious Devil's Bit (Succisa pratensis).
20. Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris).
21. Herb Tarragon Russian Perennial.
22. Valerian Red (Centranthus ruber).
Oh, and did we say, some of these may spill out onto the verge opposite....ssshhhh!