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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 - 16/07/2010 : 08:28
Not really herb garden material but I am reminded of Wallace Neave at West Marton who was having bother with cats serenading outside his bedroom window on the raised bank behind the cottage. He loaded some 12 bore cartridges with peppercorns and when they next woke him he opened the window and gave them both barrels. As soon as he fired he realised he had loaded the wrong cartridges, they were loaded with no 5 lead shot. He got two cats and most of the windows in his greenhouse!


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Sue
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Posted - 24/07/2010 : 19:14
I think my cuttings have all died StanleyFrown


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Posted - 25/07/2010 : 05:37
Ahh, brown fingers! I'll see if I can root a couple for you, not too late.


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Sue
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Posted - 25/07/2010 : 20:30
Actually very green fingers but not this time. The cuttings rotted in water whilst we were away and the one that had rooted and was planted up before went away looks very poorly. Thanks for the offer of more Stanley , I am very grateful

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Stanley
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Posted - 26/07/2010 : 05:06
I've got three on the back burner for you. I'll let you know when they are rooted.


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Sue
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Posted - 26/07/2010 : 09:29
I will await their rebirth enthusiatically

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moh
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Posted - 26/07/2010 : 10:51
What are the cuttings?


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Stanley
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Posted - 26/07/2010 : 16:51
Ladslove, or as they seem to call it now, Southern Wood.


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Sue
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Posted - 26/07/2010 : 20:33
I collected some a few weeks ago but mine died
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Posted - 27/07/2010 : 06:14
Just changed the water and turned them round...


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moh
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Posted - 27/07/2010 : 09:28
What do you do with that?  I have never heard of it.


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Sue
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Posted - 27/07/2010 : 10:43
Its mainly just a pretty aromatic in the darden or flower arrangements .
 
It has a nice ffine frondy leaf 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southernwood

 Sue

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Posted - 27/07/2010 : 16:51
Never found a use for it apart from nipping it and smelling your fingers. Must have been used for something at one time, many cottages had one by the door. Daughter Susan still has some grown on from cuttings from the one that was outside Hey Farm front door when I bought the place fifty years ago, it was a very old shrub even  then.


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Posted - 27/07/2010 : 18:22
The link I put in my previous message shows some'pl' uses for it



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Posted - 28/07/2010 : 06:12
First roots showing on cuttings Sue.


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