Herb garden

My herb garden (version 2) is looking okay, if not spectacular.  The chervil is Done, the coriander is Nearly Done and it all needed a bit of weeding.

I weeded after taking this picture
I weeded after taking this picture

The basil is in flower and is still in good nick, probably because I planted it right next to the drip line.  The mace has got rather leggy and I’ve threaded it between some railings next to the herb garden so it doesn’t block all light to the common thyme.  The parsley and oregano are in good shape (but oregano nearly always does) and the sage looks woeful (it doesn’t seem to like this spot).  The rosemary is pretty much at the stage where I can start taking sprigs for cooking.

In another spot, I have some lemon thyme which hasn’t been doing all that well.  I find this surprising – thyme is a mediterranean plant that doesn’t much like water and July was the driest month EVER in the Isle of Wight.

Lemon thyme after I cut back most of the brown stuff
Lemon thyme after I cut back most of the brown stuff

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