Spring Flowers, Purple Water and Herb Garden

24 Feb

1     Spring can’t be too far away. The days are longer and the Spring flowers showing their colours.

Spring flowers from above

Spring flowers from above

Spring flowers in the wall

Spring flowers in the wall

2     The water from cooking some purple sprouting broccoli was so beautiful. Even the scratches on this 46 year old Pyrex bowl make a pretty design!

Purple cooking water

Purple cooking water

3    A few days ago we cleared out the overgrown herbs and today the lovely Mr S has replanted and it’s looking good!  There are three kinds of Thyme to add to the others already in the wall, further around the curve – Lemon Thyme, a prostrate variety called Pink Ripple and a variegated one called Foxley – and a Sage that will have white flowers.   I take a special delight in the Saffron Crocuses which have already flowered this year but the Nursery assures me there will be some Saffron to harvest next year! I’ll be able to make Saffron Buns with our own saffron!

The herb wall cleared out

The herb wall cleared out

Newly planted herb wall

Newly planted herb wall

Saffron Crocuses

Saffron Crocuses


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20 responses to “Spring Flowers, Purple Water and Herb Garden

  1. Photography Journal Blog

    February 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    This looks so lovely. Do you have a spot where you can just sit to relax here?

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      We do! The curve surrounds a small patio are where we can enjoy breakfast when the sun shines! Thank you for calling in. 🙂

  2. JJBollOX

    February 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    There is a book that I once read, the story itself did not take me though it was well written. The title was what attracted me to buy it: ?if nobody speaks of remarkable things’.
    I love the way that you show everybody the beauty that you find in your everyday.
    Thank you for sharing. Thank you very much for visiting and liking one of my posts. I am about to organise an indoor, window box herb garden. (I do not have a garden and five floors down to the outside..) Rosemary is important to me, basil(basel) I would like parsley and maybe oregano? I would be grateful for any tips if you have any. I believe that saffron costs more than gold by it’s weight 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      What a splendid title! I suppose what I’m trying to do is speak of the unremarkable to make them remarkable. Thank you for your lovely comments.

      I learned my love of herbs, growing and cooking, from my Mum. I’d be tempted to buy little plants rather than try from seeds. The basil, parsley and oregano would be good all together in a window box but I would think the rosemary would be best on its own as it will go on year after year whereas the others die down each year.

      I’m a little sceptical about getting any saffron but we live in hope! 🙂

  3. Alex Autin

    February 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    The signs of spring are everywhere, or seemingly so!

    And I LOVE your herb wall, I want one!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      I love it too! Thank you for your visit! 🙂

  4. greenbenchramblings

    February 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I like the new herb patch. It will certainly look and smell good on warm sunny days in summer.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 25, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Yes it will! The curved wall is around a small patio where we have our table. It’s a lovely place to sit when the sun shines.

      Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 24, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    The herb wall is delightful!…and Mr S did a superb job!…pass the word!…and I can’t say I know what saffron even taste like… will have to find out!…

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 25, 2013 at 11:04 am

      I’m not sure really either but it colours the dough a beautiful yellow. 🙂

  6. Kathleen Richardson

    February 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Crocuses already! I’m so envious. Love your herb wall. Is that thyme at the head of the pack?

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Yes, it is. One of several varieties. I love having my herb garden and my herbs to cook with. 🙂

  7. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    February 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    We have a while to wait for our spring flowers yet, but your photos give me hope.. Soon.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      I’m glad you like my Spring photos. Our temperatures are not very Springlike at the moment! About 0* with a windchill factor that makes it feel like -6 and -10 promised next week. We’re not used to it! 🙂

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    February 24, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Your garden looks lovely my friend, gorgeous herbs and flowers 😀


  9. john zande

    February 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    You’re very lucky to have such distinct seasons. Here were just have winter and summer.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      I do love our seasons – can’t imagine what it would be like without Spring or Autumn which are my favourites. 🙂

  10. vanecktharien

    February 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I remarked this morning that summer is on its way, even although it was snowing outside! The birdsong was there, hesitation, but audible!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Spring first and, hopefully, summer not too far away! The birdsong is getting fuller day by day and that is lovely. Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment – much appreciated! 🙂


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