For weeks, I’ve been meaning to dig up the mint which has been swamping the blueberry bush. Now, I think the moment has past.
After finally sowing the sweet cicely seeds (kept a few aside to sow separately in case the ones in the ground fail) I got from Old Sleningford Farm last autumn, I felt inclined to carry on with some gardening. So, I had a look at the mint and saw that new shoots were coming through.
On balance, I think it would be best to leave the mint to continue growing now. Blueberries are great but they are hardly a native species. They are also more fickle. On the other hand, mint is native to Europe and it clearly isn’t as fussy, even if it didn’t produce the best leaves last year.
Another reason for leaving the mint be is that if it is growing now, I can pick it now. Just what I need for a little treat… I’ve been drinking dried lemon balm till it comes out my ears over the last few months and I feel I need a change.
Besides, I did get a handful of blueberries last year and would have eaten more if I had taken the trouble to rummage through the mint. Instead, I guess the birds had a small treat!