Herb Garden

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.

Herb garden design

The strawberries, mint and baby tomatoes are in their own terracotta pots which stand separate to the herb garden.

What do you think?


In My Kitchen – May 2012

In My Kitchen – May 2012

Doing these In My Kitchen posts has made me realise how quickly the month’s fly by and also how many fun things I always have to share with you all.

In my kitchen…

Is a Mauritius keyring which our housekeeper from the island sent for me with friends that came to visit – very special!

In my kitchen…

Is a bowl of freshly harvested peppadews.  Think I will be making some peppadew chutney.

In my kitchen…

Is a bowl of freshly harvested chillies.  Not sure what to do with all of these – think I will keep them in the freezer until I decide.

In my kitchen…

Is the coolest pressie from my mom – a milk frother, which I really can’t resist using every single day.

In my kitchen…

Seeing that my new milk frother gadget works so well, I hauled out my good old faithful coffee filter machine – so cappuccinos are the order of the morning while reading my emails.

In my kitchen…

Is the most awesome sugar spoon that was moulded using an old South African 1c piece from 1961 – the year Pete was born.

What’s in your kitchen this month?  Please remember to link back to Celia’s blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial if you partake in the fun.