Saturday, June 15, 2013

The new herb garden!

 

I know it doesn't really look that impressive, does it? I wish we'd taken some before photos but basically this garden was an overgrown mess of rose bushes and weeds. A useless space.  Seeing as we've kind of outgrown the herb garden we created a few years ago, we thought we'd make this space into something usable.  It's actually quite a big area.  So far we've planted parsley, rosemary, oregano, lemon thyme, thyme, coriander and mint seedlings.  Basil will go in once the weather is warmer.  I'm planning to throw some seeds in as well so the herbs will spread across.  And I might even put in some spinach and rocket for winter.  I think it will be easier to maintain here as well.  Because it's right next to driveway I will be able to weed it on my way inside.  Now to work out some way of keeping our free-ranging chooks from digging in it! 

Of course the kids always love to help outside! 
Busy sweeping the dirt away...

I'm looking forward to tackling some more of the garden.  We are planning on turning the slope you can see next to the herbs into a tiered vegie garden (although that will require a lot of work and a lot of digging out rocks - sorry Chris!) 

2 comments:

Sue said...

Hey Narelle, looks great, now my friend with 3 lively chooks protects her herbs and new plants with upturned wire baskets over them and these she gatehrs all from others hard rubbish pick up - she is also in Melbourne.

Narelle said...

Aha, that's a great idea! I've covered the coriander with a bucket at the moment because the chooks seem to like that the best. But baskets are a much better idea for long term!

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