It’s no secret that I REALLY dislike winter so to wish it away even faster (it hasn’t even officially started yet – we are still in Autumn) , I sat down and redesigned my herb garden for in our courtyard area, so by the time Spring shows it’s beautiful face, I will be ready to rock and roll. We have a designated triangular area which is pretty bare at the moment except for a ever thriving bay tree which is smack bang in the middle. In hindsight, it was probably not the best place to plant it.
The only “open” piece of the triangle is the bottom, both sides are walls so no moving the herb garden to a better position; only remedy is to keep the herbs in pots and move them around.
I have tried to work around companion planting, perennial versus annual herbs and which plants want a little less sunlight and below is a rough sketch of what I have in mind.
The strawberries, mint and baby tomatoes are in their own terracotta pots which stand separate to the herb garden.