Friday, March 5, 2010
Herbs in autumn
Autumn always makes me want to get out into my garden & plant something. With the help of a friend, I’ve finally constructed the ultimate barrier (fingers crossed) to my neighbour’s dog digging under the fence & coming into my yard. Bonnie is very determined & she had managed to get under the chicken wire, wood & other barriers we tried. This time, P sank a couple of concrete blocks & drove some metal sticks in as well. So far, so good. So, I decided it was safe to plant some herbs. I use herbs nearly every day for cooking & I’ve wanted to grow some of the ones I use frequently. I don’t know about you but I never use a whole bunch of parsley. I’ve planted parsley, basil, thyme & rosemary. Geraniums are another favourite plant. I’ve never managed to kill a geranium so I’m very fond of them. I’ve planted a nutmeg scented one in the garden & I have a coconut geranium in a pot nearby. I also bought citrus & rose scented geraniums for the front garden. I need to do some tidying up out there over the weekend & I’ll decide where to plant them after that. There’s a real feel of autumn at the moment. Rain & mild temperatures are predicted for the weekend. Today’s my day off & Monday is Labour Day so I have a lovely four day break. I plan to do more gardening, some baking on Monday & lots of reading.