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Herb garden planting

posted 1 Oct 2016, 05:18 by D Graves   [ updated 1 Oct 2016, 05:19 ]
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.
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