There is nothing better than a gorgeous warm summer’s morning spent pottering in the garden. The sights and smells of your favourite flowers, vegetables and shrubs can be truly magnificent. Add to this the pleasant company of some softly buzzing, equally busy mini-friends and you’ve got yourself the perfect start to the day.
The versatility of herbs has almost no bounds. Their varied flavours, distinctive fragrances and countless health benefits are used world wide. However, their diverse textures, shapes and colours also make herbs ideal for delightful and truly unique decorations.
What’s great about a herb garden is that just as long as the ground isn’t covered in a foot of snow, you can keep on harvesting your home-grown gems. It’s said so much it’s become rather cliché, but there’s genuinely nothing quite as satisfying as enjoying an explosion of flavour your own green fingers gave birth to.
From time to time, it becomes painfully apparent that the gardens we’re blessed with and the elements nature throws at us just don’t add up to ideal herb growing conditions. As such, it’s unsurprising that each year sees tens of thousands of people up and down the country either bringing their herb gardens indoors, or abandoning them altogether.
Blasting a herb garden with all manner of chemicals and toxins utterly defeats the purpose of growing them in the first place. If you’re happy to take home and eat the kinds of herbs that have been drenched with every poison under the sun, there are plenty of low-end food stores that have you covered.
When you’ve been growing herbs for most of your life, chances are you’ll look back on the blunders you’ve made and wonder what on Earth you were thinking. Trial and error is often the only path to perfection, but now we have the wonders of modern communication methods to rely on, the errors of others can replace those we would have otherwise made ourselves…which is frankly marvellous!