Thursday, 11 July 2013

Summer at Harlow Carr Gardens - 12

Here we see part of the herb garden.

It’s almost impossible to grow a bed or pot of herbs that doesn’t look fantastic. They are also very easy to grow.

Like ornamental plants, there are annuals such as basil, coriander, and marjoram; perennials such as mint, fennel and thyme; woody perennials such as rosemary, lavender and sage; or even bulbs such as chives.

You can grow herbs in a formal herb garden, scattered among ornamental plants in a bed or border; or as pot plants on the patio. Keep a few near the back door, they smell great on a hot summer’s day and they’ll be within easy picking reach. They also make great hanging basket plants.

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