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New basket of herbs at patio door.


New basket of herbs at patio door.

The other basket was all alone and didn't 'go' anywhere...solution, a 'friend'! I was thinking that if the weather stays poor, I could always bring them indoors and enjoy them in the conservatory. The large basket has a small standard English Lavender, a tricolor sage, a pineapple mint and a Lemon Verbena (which I love the smell of).



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Great idea!

7 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely you will get all the lovely herby scents as you go in and out;0)

7 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks both. I was trying really hard to convince myself that it is summer! It still feels like winter here. Isn't it weird? One week really hot and the next shivering and heating back on!

7 Jun, 2012

 

Great idea,K! Did you line the baskets?

7 Jun, 2012

 

They came lined with plastic J. I just put compost straight in.

7 Jun, 2012

 

Ooh that was a bonus! Might borrow that idea if you don't mind,K!:0))))

7 Jun, 2012

 

Looks lovely, now you need sunshine! We do too, rain rain and more rain all day and more tomorrow. Ah well I don't have to water that is the good thing about it all being so wet.

7 Jun, 2012

 

All my favourite herbs......

7 Jun, 2012

 

Go for it J. I don't mind anyone copying anything I do. I do it to everybody else!

Mum, why do you have to be so positive? lol ;) Oh, that's right...it's because we don't have any control over the weather isn't it! :))))

Thanks DD. I was worried that the wind would have removed the lavender, but no, it is still in situ.

8 Jun, 2012

 

so well presented as always - those heucheras pots are amazing!

8 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Paul. I am really pleased with those heucheras and they are just about to flower as well. They have white flowers which is a pity against that white wall, but hey -ho. I've planted a tree mallow in each pot as well so later in the "summer" there should be purple/pink flowers at a higher level, if they ever grow up above the shade cast by the Heucheras!

8 Jun, 2012

 

btw, the blackbirds are turfing out those red houseleeks all the time now...annoying little critters at times!

8 Jun, 2012

 

Yes - reason I gave up on bark! They look for those Vine weevils so good and bad of them -

8 Jun, 2012

 

great idea with your planting Karen !

8 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Paul! They turf out all the bark looking for the slugs that lurk at the edge of the lawn. Great and a nuisance! But their song melts my heart :D

8 Jun, 2012

 

oh yes - I open window at 5:30 to hear them - another reason for hating winter - no song

8 Jun, 2012

 

Oh yes, oh, don't remind me....it's November already! lol

8 Jun, 2012

 

god yes - really can't stand bad summer days - wasting our precious time - then it'll be crappy winter for a lifetime again - there is not one good thing about winter !

8 Jun, 2012

 

We've booked a week in Canaries for January already....just can't stand Jan/Feb. Hopefully one of these days we will find somewhere to escape to for the winter.....a dream!

8 Jun, 2012

 

yes! Oct 31st and 14th Feb my 2 most hated days - winter most hated season - January most hated month

8 Jun, 2012

 

If we ever find a place Paul...you can come and stay! It would do you a power of good to be elsewhere in the winter!

8 Jun, 2012

 

That'll be great Karen !!!!!

9 Jun, 2012

 

....a dream :D

9 Jun, 2012

 

I love the baskets Karen and the mixed planting.

11 Jun, 2012

 

:) Thank you!

11 Jun, 2012



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