Herb garden planting

Post date: Oct 1, 2016 12:18:55 PM

Today, Evita and I went to Ros's place to get a great variety of herbs that she grows in her hobby nursery, and then went to plant them at Bridget Bunchy's (see garden creation here):

herbs ready to plant out

Half an hour later and they were planted:

planted out herb garden

Difficult to see now, but an interesting mix:

Pineapple Sage - Salvia elegans

Angelica - Angelica archangelica

Anise Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum

Arnica - Arnica montana

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis

Burdock – Arctium lappa (Takinogawa Long) (biennial)

German Chamomile – Chamomilla recutita (annual)

Roman Chamomile – Chamaemelum nobile (perennial)

Great/Salad Burnet – Sanguisorba officinalis

Hyssop – Hyssopus officinalis

Mexican Marigold – Tagetes lemmonii

Valerian – Valeriana officinalis

Garlic Chives - Allium sp.

Tuscan Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'

Thyme - Thymus sp. [3 varieties]

Olive Herb - Santolina rosmarinifolia

Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare

Southernwood - Artemisia abrotanum

It was also great to see progress at Ros's place where some swales now catch water on a slope (I did a basic consult almost a year ago). Hazelnuts, berries, nitrogen fixing trees, and other plants have been planted. Here is an 'in progress' photo:

new swales

Ros will be selling her herb selection as well as other flowering garden plants, and tagasaste (tree lucerne) - a fantastic nitrogen fixing tree at Gardenfest next weekend. Look for a stall with a "Ros's Plants" sign.