My garden is essentially herbs. There are always geraniums and roses, but until we find a way of breaking up the soil, the ‘garden’ will remain essentially herbs, mainly in pots, a few tentative attempts in the soil.
We had a similar problem with soil in Bordeaux in that the house had belonged to a painter (and decorator) and the soil was saturated with chemicals and broken glass as well as a pets’ graveyard. Very little (and no herbs) would grow in it. At least here, once we manage to get stuff into the ground, it thrives.
In front of the sorrel is a pot of something I can’t name, like chives but with flat leaves.
Rhubarb, basil, bay and a feeble specimen of parsley (and Trixie doing her claws on something).
Hyssop and sage.
Parsley, thyme and origano.
Rosemary and honeysuckle and more sage.
Different types of sarriette and rosemary.
Sarriette and a sage cutting planted in the ground.
More thyme and honeysuckle.
One of the two intensive care units.
We eat nasturtium leaves in salads.
and the chives that are everywhere and I forgot to photograph….
It’s Sunday and it’s hot, and I thought I’d take a few pics of the garden because I like it when it’s a jungle. Even if it has been unkindly described as ‘a green mess’.
Two years ago I wrote a post about my attempts to create a dog proof garden This post could be described more as how to stuff as much greenery as possible into a tiny town garden. Experience so far has been that the pots and rose bushes put a stop to the dog’s gallop, but NOTHING keeps cats out. Everything that I planted behind the dog barricade of pots has been dug up by gangs of felines who have obviously been working round the clock to eradicate every tiny shoot that obstructs the gigantic cats’ toilet they assume the garden to be.
How to make sure your garden gets no sunshine whatsoever.
A few pics of ‘the green mess’. Many haven’t come out, or just look like a sort of green mess.
There are about eight self-seeded fig trees growing in the garden though Finbar keeps most of them an bonsai size. A couple of them are getting out of control though.
Yes, there is an apple tree in there somewhere.
The herb garden has spread from its original spot…
The wisteria has flowered constantly since mid April…
…and now the flowers hang down next to bunches of grapes.
One day I am going to get a decent camera and a bigger garden!