A visible herb garden

I was truly fed up of the poppies in the herb garden and just waiting for enough room in the compost bin to dispose of them. Then I got a pattern for a crocheted bag off a friend and yesterday afternoon passed all too quickly.

So, first thing this morning I went out and with a few determined tugs, all the poppies round the sweet cicely, sage, echinacea and oregano were gone.

There are also a few self-sown evening primrose, which I hope the bees will get nectar from, and Honesty, which I’m growing for a friend. Then there are walking onions, which get moved around in their pot. They have started to make the move to the ground from other pots dotted around the garden but they seem to like pots, even ones which seldom get watered and whose compost is covered in moss.

The lettuce in the container by the fence have likewise been neglected and so have started to bolt. Perhaps I will take the netting off and let them run to seed for the birds. In any case, it is just good to see what I intentionally planted now the herb garden is no longer overwhelmed by poppies.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to A visible herb garden

  1. It’s always so difficult to remove poppies 🙂

  2. skyeent says:

    I sympathise. I find it hard enough to remove weeds let alone flowers!

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