Monday, 11 May 2009

Herbs



I've been planting herbs in pots, ready for some fantstic home-cooked dinners! I bought six little herbs in a small box, two parsley, two coriander and two fennel. Not too sure about the fennel in a pot, but we will have to see. Not too sure how to use it, either! Must get out my recipe books.



We have also got Sweet Cecily in our garden. It seeds itself all over the place, and has a lovely smell. But I've no idea how to use it. Anyone know?

I also bought a little lavender plant, not the french sort, the old English variety, which I prefer. It was classed as a herb, and therefore cost less than those french varieties classed as plants! That has gone in a lovely grey square pot.

I shall have to have a rest today - heaving bags of compost around and trying to lift plant pots has not done my back any good at all!

13 comments:

Sue said...

Well done you for all that gardening! The sweet cicely is supposed to be good for reducing the tartness of fruit like gooseberries and apples, hence the 'sweet' moniker. I think in reality it may just mean you could reduce the added sugar a little. Fennel is good with fish... a bit with white fish maybe?

sojourner said...

you're amazing! the herbs are nice to see and good to eat as well - can't ask for anything better than that!

Hollace said...

Hi, Gilly. We went for a walk yesterday and I noted things I want to get started in my garden, too. In fact, this afternoon after work I plan to do some pots. I use old teakettles for my "kitchen" garden. My husband drilled holes in the bottom for drainage. I'll show some pictures after I get them done. Holly

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Your pots look nice. I've never heard of Sweet Cecily, its quite pretty. My herbs are all doing well except for my basil which wilted. I have no idea why - unless Mazie Grace laid on it.
Hope you managed to rest today. Gardening is hard work.

Connie said...

Wow! You should be really proud of your hard work. Your photography is great as well. I wish I could smell them ...

Diane said...

I love herbs. I call my herb patch my "Scratch and sniff" garden!! Your photographs are really lovely.

Tina ♥ said...

Mmmmm (inhaling)...I can almost smell all those yummy herbs...how lovely! I love herbs too and put them in just about everything savoury including salads. Ooh I love this time of year! :)

Rainbow dreams said...

how lovely and well done for the gardening - we have some herbs around but there are some I wouldn't know how to use, they still smell beautiful though

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cheshire wife said...

Congratulations on becoming a great grandmother!

I think that the fennel will soon out grow that pot. I grow it at the back of a border as it is quite decorative.

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Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

I hope my basil doesn't wilt like Sweet Virginia Breeze's. I've never planted herbs before but I'm going to try some basil this year. I also never heard of sweet cicely. Must be a UK herb?

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