So here we are again with another Six on Saturday, a lovely blog meme from The Propagator. It is a bit grey here, but really warm, quite muggy in fact, but at least I got the decking and steps swept before it started to rain.
And so to the first of this week’s six things from our garden, a Vietnamese mint plant I picked up last week. I love the smell, and the leaves are so pretty: a welcome addition to my small, but growing, herb collection.
Another new addition is this chicken thyme. It really smells like roast chicken too and I’m eager to pair it with just that in the near future.
Third up is a catnip plant. I have to say neither Charlie nor any of the neighbourhood cats have yet to pay it any attention. I had visions of drugged cats all over our terrace, but the plant remains untouched at the moment. We will wait and see….
Not strictly in the garden, but there is always some flower or other pushing its way through the fence on the steps up to our house, such as this little periwinkle, and the bramble flower at the top of the post. I always keep my eyes open for these little surprises.
There are roses all over the place right now, with some stunning blooms in the Lady Norwood Rose Garden. Do check out my recent post if you are a rose lover. The ones below were peeping over the fence. Unfortunately, there are no roses in our yard, so I just enjoy other people’s instead.
Finally, our dead cabbage tree got cut down. Everything else is looking very lush right now, and fingers are firmly crossed for a good summer. Some of my seeds are sprouting, some are not, but I guess that is always the way. However the good news is that my red Freddy basil is still going stron
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