|Mary, Mary quite contrary....|
This is Mary who lives in the herb garden and is supposed to scare away all the animals that want to eat our herbs - she's a little timid, so quite often the grasshoppers have a bit of a feast on the basil.
|only a couple of grasshopper holes|
Our little herb garden was put together by Sibs's uncle. He helped us to tackle the overgrown front garden at about the same time as Sibs was all excited about an edible garden that was being introduced at her school.
She is supposed to take complete responsibility for ensuring that the garden is kept tidy and for watering the pots...which of course she does every day!
|coriander for curries|
We have had a few different attempts at growing various herbs and vegetables and the most success has been in terracotta pots. The soil on the ground is not great so the pots work well,
and it also somehow prevents the possums from munching away too much.
|a couple of lettuce varieties|
Every good gardener knows the importance of light and water.
The light and sun takes care of itself here but we do need to give the herbs plenty of water
and to encourage Sibs to look after her garden the watercan is.....yes, of course, it's pink!
The bok choy is thriving and has outgrown the pot. We do enjoy a weekly stir fry in this house,
it's different every time, but there is usually some of this vegetable in there somewhere.
We have yet to sample any of these chillies...look out they are labelled as 'inferno hot'!
The ever popular chives. They are struggling a little at the moment...
I know it's not a herb or a vegetable, but I love lavender so there is a large specimen here.
It's been a bit of a struggle to grow,
but I persevered and it now seems quite happy to stay and produce it's wonderful aromatic flowers.