We’re nearly in April so it is time to sort out my garden. I didn’t have stacks of time last weekend (the clocks went forward and it was Mother’s Day) so we only sorted out the herb garden. I had a few things that have died (a thyme and a basil from last year), a couple of things that just needed the dead wood cut back (the mace and, surprisingly, the tarragon) and a few things that needed to be planted.
I put in a fennel, a coriander and a lemon thyme (the last of these doesn’t do all that well in my garden – possibly it is too damp – but my husband often asks for it when he is cooking so I live in hope). The coriander won’t outlive the summer but that is okay.
I am surprised that the parsley and the tarragon have survived. I had thought that the tarragon had died but new shoots seem to be coming up from the ground (not weeds I think – I squished a couple of leaves and they did seem quite herb-y). The parsley seems happy enough.
The rosemary is a bit pale – I hope that it will get darker over the summer. Perhaps it is in slightly too shady a spot.
The chives that I moved over from the front have come up and are looking okay. The oregano is big – my husband asked whether it needs cutting back (yes, probably).
When it becomes available, I could probably do with some chervil and angelica for the really shady bit. The garden centre didn’t have any.
In another spot, I planted some more lemon thyme and some Greek oregano. The lemon thyme may not survive but the oregano will grow to be a delicious giant.