Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Up the Garden Path

Ok so this might be alight exaggeration... But the herb bed now has the beginnings of a path in it...
I know it probably doesn't look like much but it is using some of the stones which have been taken away from the "rockery" which is now being removed.
I was never that keen on it but had just recently decided to plant it up this year to hide away the unsightly concrete. But now this gives me room to plan a new much lighter structure *giggles* 

Anyway back to the Herb Bed, I have started to move herbs out of the window boxes they have been living in for the last year and set them into the bed. 
From this herb box I have extracted one plant each of the chives and parsley and have split them and replanted. The parsley was simple to split as it almost did this itself when it was lifted out. But the chives required slightly more brute force as they had a nicely 'woven' root ball.
This just required finding a suitable place to split the bunch at soil level and working that split down through the roots. Don't worry about ripping some of the roots but try to tease apart the majority of them, if this is particularly difficult you could try soaking the root ball as this is supposed to help although I have never had to do it yet.
With the new path and plants the herb bed is starting to take on more of a gardeny feel to it. I cant wait for the day when it is all complete and there are a wide range of herbs for me to choose from just outside my door... Heaven...


  1. usted tiene que pagar por ello, se ríe

  2. The start of your herb garden and garden path look great. I'm stopping by from Blotanical and I will be previewing your blog before acceptance. Everything looks great right now. I'll be in touch if I have any questions.

  3. Everytime I see someone's herb garden it makes me want to do one, but space is a problem. Think I'll look things over as the season progresses and see what space I could use. Good luck. I am your new follower, come on by when you have time.
    Goldenray Yorkies

  4. Hello Crafy Gardener,
    Thanks you for stopping by and your encouraging words.

    And Sunray Gardening,
    Thank you for following my blog. Hopefully I can be a small source of inspiration in creating a herb garden. The little I had in my garden before planting was great and was constructed mostly of window boxes. Its great to be able to expand now but even that small amount was great.
    I will pop over and see your blog soon x

  5. How nice that you're planting an herb garden. Looks like it has a great start. I love the design of your blog!

  6. HeHe sorry it has taken so long to get back on here.
    Yeah I love the herb garden idea as I love using them in my cooking and for teas.
    I am trying to get my garden to work for me as much as I work for it and dont really take as much pleasure from looking at my garden as I do from making something from its produce.