Fortunately for me, the rain held off for much of the afternoon, so I took advantage of the still dry weather to get one job done in the garden. It was a glass half full or glass has empty moment as ‘still’ soon became ‘no more’.
I’d watched the borage and phacelia growing and taking over the herb garden. Then get past their best, fall and turn increasingly brown. So, with the compost bin ram-jam full, I mulched the rhubarb with the stems.
This has come back to life, presumably because of the continuous rain, so I have picked a sneaky stalk or two. However, as it needs as much food as possible to build up its strength after being moved, I’m sure it will appreciate a phacelia and borage mulch.
The surprise for today turned out to be two. First was the delight at smelling the oregano as I pulled away the overgrown vegetation. I almost never use oregano but after meeting this aroma my appetite has been whetted.
The second surprise was noticing seeds on the borage. I’d previously imagined that the seeds fell with the flowers but, now knowing differently, I will leave borage to produce its seeds before cutting down, so that I can have a greater number of plants. The flowers are so tasty as well as good for bumblebees.