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Sue
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Posted -  31/03/2007  :  17:34

I have just spent the last 3 full days digging out a formal herb garden,  laid out in a French style symmetry.( hence the bad wrist). Now I need to plant things quickly before all those weeds come back

 I already have rosemary, thyme, chives, mint, lemon balm, marjoram, and lavender(multiple plants of each). Has any one any ideas about othe perenial herbs that can with stand  long periods with very little attention. The soil is well drained and very fertile. I have 8 symmetrical patches in all. Two are already filled. This year I am putting potatoes in another two of them , but I need some ideas for a long term permanent herb plot. I did think I would do one patch with annuals and biennials like parsley and basil.

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Stanley
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Posted - 10/04/2011 : 03:20
Note that the Ladslove survived the worst of the weather. Chives are indestructible!


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Sue
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Posted - 10/04/2011 : 10:43
Hmm, my cutting is struggling, it has a couple of very fine shoots on the stem. I am keeping my fingers crossed for it


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Posted - 10/04/2011 : 10:57

That's not how I remember your front outlook  Stanley, was that tall hedge across the way always there?


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Stanley
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Posted - 11/04/2011 : 04:06
For the last 15 years at least Cathy.


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Posted - 13/06/2011 : 06:51


I thought it was time for another pic of the herbs. As you can see they are loving this weather but notice how the plants furthest away from the house got hit by the frost. The odd shoot is starting to come through so I'm leaving at alone to see if they can recover. And yes, I know, time for a bit of weeding! Go back one page to see what it looked like in April.


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Sue
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Posted - 14/06/2011 : 19:41
Great Stanley. Unfortunately my Ladslove died! I think it drowned when I put the pot outside when we went to France at the end of May


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Posted - 15/06/2011 : 06:52
I'll take a couple of cuttings for you and bring them on. I'll let you know when they are ready.


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Posted - 15/06/2011 : 07:55


Full of promise! How's that for service!


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Posted - 23/06/2011 : 07:33
Sue, the rootlets are forming nicely and the cuttings will shortly be ready for potting on. I have no pots or compost, if you were in the aerea and could call in with the necessary you could pot them for travelling and I think they'll go like wildfire!  Let me know your thoughts.


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Sue
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Posted - 24/06/2011 : 23:14
Thanks Stanley, sorry I haven't been in touch but I have been on a painting week in Kendal. Very tired tonight so I will write again in the morning


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Posted - 25/06/2011 : 07:18
The rootlets are forming nicely. I think it would be good for them to have only one shock.


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Posted - 28/06/2011 : 09:15


The herbs are at their peak of freshness. Today is mint sauce making day. Just in time, I finished the last of last year's crop two days ago. I might try a har of chives treated the same way as well just for an experiment. I've never seen chive sauce, could this be a first?


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Sue
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Posted - 28/06/2011 : 23:18
Good photo Stanley. My mint, fennel and chives are flourishing here in Rochdale. I wonder what is happening over in my Brittany garden


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Bradders
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Posted - 29/06/2011 : 01:12
I wonder if you could install a remote controlled watering system ( from a laptop for instance) ....?


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/06/2011 : 07:04
Made a big bunch of sauce yesterday, seven jars. I leave them to settle overnight, pour the excess honey and vinegar off into a bowl, redistribute the sauce to nake less full jars but more solid matter and pick more mint to make another batch of sace. I shall keep doing this until I have seven jars or more chock full of mint.

Sue look up  reticulation systems on tinternetwebthingy, widely used in Oz and you can get automatic sensors that control watering, Janet has one in Perth and it waters at night and modulates the amount by reading soil moisture. They are a complete answer and very economical on water usage.


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