Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Superb Herbs

Spent the afternoon in the greenhouse transplanting herb seedlings into large containers; flat leaf parsley, coriander and basil.  Herbs are an essential part of a cottage garden, originally to give flavour to rather bland food when salt wasn't as readily available as it is today.  Earlier in the month I took cuttings of sage which have now rooted and they too will be planted, initially into containers, then when large enough dotted throughout the garden, not only is it a useful herb, but it beautiful when in flower. 
Pictured above:  Thyme in flower.  I have several varieties of thyme, lemon thyme being my favourite - they are all growing in a large rectangular container together, and put on a wonderful show when in flower.

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