Took some time out this afternoon and met up with a friend at Thwaite Mill Industrial Museum which has a still-functioning watermill. It also has some interesting countryside attached and a herb garden, the latter of which was of particular interest to me.
I don’t think I will achieve anything like the garden featured in the above photo in the next few months but I now have a firmer idea of what I want, having seen this. There is a lot of work to do first of all: after cutting down the hawthorn bush at the back of the garden and making a new entrance in the fence where it has been growing, I would like to find a shed. Then everything in the Wendy house under my kitchen window can move there. This will at last liberate the ground it has been sitting on for the intended herb garden.
At one point I had thought of having a raised bed on the allotment for the herbs but a kitchen garden chez moi will be a whole lot more convenient and pleasurable, I’m sure.
It’s good to have plans, don’t you think? Makes it easier to focus at least!
© Helen Butt, May 2014