Herb haul

After a bit of umming and ahhing, I decided that, no, the rosemary was not going to survive.  Particularly as I am not in the IoW all the time and so don’t have time to tend it carefully.  I cut off what I could and put the springs in a freezer bag in the fridge.  I hope they don’t go mouldy.

An upside (as pointed out by Kal) is that I get to start again.  So here it is.

Herb haul
Herb haul

You are looking at:

  • Parsley (curly);
  • Garlic chives (sometimes called Chinese chives);
  • Coriander;
  • Rosemary;
  • Oregano (Aureum and Hot&Spicy);
  • Sage (Tricolor);
  • Thyme (Common – looks a bit messy – and Golden);
  • French tarragon;
  • Chervil;
  • English mace; and
  • Basil.

Some of these, I know what to do with.  Some I don’t.  I’ve never used chervil but it seems to be one of the few herbs that survives in shade.  And it has pretty leaves.  I’m a bit short of thyme generally so I really hope that the thyme survives in the herb garden.  English mace is a different thing from the outer husk of nutmeg – although the sign said it could be used instead of nutmeg – and is meant to be quite strong tasting.

New herb garden
New herb garden

At the same time, I bought some more rosemary to go in a sunny, dry bit at the back of the rose garden, hyssop to replace some that died in one of my flowerbeds and a lavender (Edelweiss) to go in the spot where the builders stood on my rosemary.

7 thoughts on “Herb haul

    1. Oh yes, there are some garlic chives. I’ll update. I need some “proper” chives too but I’m going to see where there is space in a few weeks – I already have two sets of chives which are flowering beautifully so there’s no urgency.

      What I do need is dill but there wasn’t any at the garden centre.

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      1. Got to say… Not a fan of the dill plant, but I do like them in eggs! B-)

        Also… Don’t forget that you can split the chives later in the year if you decide you would like more clumps anywhere.

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    2. Re the space – the perspective makes the photo a bit misleading. There’s as much space between the plants at the back as at the front. I’ll have to get in there to cut stuff back but I will anyway to get rid of the poxy weeds.

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