Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Hopes and Herbs.....

Hello, my husband has gone back to work today after a pretty blissful week off -despite being called into work on one emergency- ah well...and now I need to get back into a routine again!My injuries from my riverside gardening have healed quite well though I still have a bruise on my leg the size of a pancake and a wrist that isn't quite right but I have been healing with the help of herbs and oils...


I realised that I didn't take any before shots of the riverbank so you won't be able to see that it was six foot high in brambles.The story of the riverbank is that it is a patch of  land across the river from our postage stamp garden that I decided last year to try and make a wildflower garden for bees and birds, BUT the seeds haven't been able to take because the brambles had completely taken over- so I recently decided to scale the twenty foot drop,wade over the river- while it is low- and give the brambles a bit of a trim so that the sowing of seeds can begin again.


Bluebells saying hello....

It may not look like I have done much,but it was a jungle...

It is so tranquil....

 Someone came to help...

Ah, duck for supper?

I was even inspired to get the bunting out!


So now that it is a bit clearer and our view is better- what seeds to sow? I have been reading up on shade loving ,woodland plants that will also attract birds and bees, so hopefully this time next year we will have more wildlife than ever...


In the meantime I am growing herbs to use and dry in cooking and medicinally and they are coming along well...

Sage and Thyme.....

Good old mint.....

Oregano and Thyme.....

Rosemary and Strawberries-( I know Strawberries aren't a herb!)

The tomatoes and geraniums in the kitchen window...

I always thought that I would never be able to grow all the things that I wanted to because we don't have a big house or acres of land but it is great experimenting with pots and window boxes to see what I can grow despite living in a dolls house!


Potions and Possibilities!

I still have a long list of herbs and plants that I want to try and grow but slowly ,slowly...


Well, while I am learning at least....


Wishing you all a Wonderful Week,

5 comments:

Deborah said...

Cally what lovely pics, and your hard work {and injury} has really paid off...oh to have something so beautiful in your garden! The herbs look very lush and healthy. Well done you!
Best regards
Deborah {fondantkiss}

Kissed by an Angel said...

Loving the riverbank photos!!! So pretty!!! Loving the fresh herbs too!!
xxxx

Guenievre said...

Hello Cally !
Oh, my God !!!You hurt yourself a lot on the riverbank ! "Eh, eh", I hope you understand what I mean ... I'm not sure at all of my sentence ... lol ;-)
I mean : tu as dû te faire très mal en tombant.
I hope you'll be better soon.
I like herbs too, we can use it for cooking or as "medicines" But we have to "know" them very well (some are poisons ...)
With a good book or someone who "knows" them it's very interesting.
Have a very nice week +++

Pink Feather Paradise said...

goodness me, I know exactly how nasty and troublesome brambles can be... and i am loving the herbs and bunting... well done you!

x Alex

Pixiedust said...

You plants look so healthy and happy in their little pots. I hope you are ok after your tumble. Looking forward to seeing all the lovely wild flowers in bloom. xxx Pixie xxx