Friday, 26 June 2009

Herb garden....





Been keeping myself extra busy a few weeks back, with sorting out my herb garden, as it got a little neglected last year as had a bit of a bad year (and there was me thinking this year would be better, lol).... in fact everything in the garden got neglected, so am trying to make up for it this year by doing little extra bits every week...

Here are the photos I took of how it started out, the re-building of it and finally to how it looks today... don't think the basil and sage took very well, so got them to re-plant....


but Sam's beetroot is growing well, a bit too well though, I think she should have thinned them out, but you cannot tell them, they have to learn the hard way, saying that she's not watered them since planting them, she's lucky I do hers when I water my herbs, lol....




I went to the tip last Thursday with the trimmings from the bushes hubby and I trimmed the other weekend and the trimmings from the trees round our garden that the gardener trimmed on weds for us....

As so much and heavy, needed some help with getting the bag tipped into the compost bin, (it was a B&Q bag that I had delivered with sand via a lorry, anyway thought it was a good idea at the time when filling it up, thinking just the one bag to take to the tip, didn't think about the weight of it when full, lol)....

Anyway, the bin man saw my bandaged finger so he got another man to help him so I didn't have to lift it, which I thought was sweet of them (see, sometimes it pays to be a woman)...

Just wished they had been around when I was trying to get the bag in the back of my micra, don't think it was pretty site, me in my cycle shorts and t/shirts (as just been to the gym), pulling, pushing and squeezing the bag from all directions, lol.... in future will miss out the gym, as putting the bag in the car was a work out in itself.......



It's the weeds on the patio for the next few weeks, an easier option, no chance of me cutting myself and that they should actually fit in my compost bin, so no going to the tip (and getting spiders in my car, YUK)....

6 comments:

DGgirl said...

Maria

This looks fab. My garden has been sadly neglected over last couple of years but is gradually taking shape again - see my blog for my new fuchsias.

Hugs to you and yours.

Gillx

Vicki May said...

Good morning Maria, Vicki from Mary Rose kitchen here, just came across your blog in my favourites and thought I'd pop by to say hello. Cor love the herbs, didn't know you were a chef. I love to cook, maybe you have some receipes for me. Loving the scrapbook pages from Rock Challenge, they did so well didn't they?
Am so sorry to read about your Dad, I lost my Dad a few years ago and I know your feelings, take care.
Anyway off to work now, maybe see you soon Vic x

Anonymous said...

its looking good maria, its worth all your hard work.
gina xxxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks gill, love your fuchsias, they are gorgeous...

thanks vicki, rather you than me at work today, will have to catch up with you sometime...

thanks gina, it worth the hard work, as they taste great...

sue-bubbles said...

What a lovely herb garden, you cant beat fresh herbs & veg!
Sue x

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks sue, I love cooking with herbs, especially when they're fresh...xx