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Before, After and Story-Time

The Thyme plants in our herb wall have become very woody and so I felt we needed to replace them. The lovely Mr S found me three plants recently so today was the day to get them planted.

Leggy and woody Thymes

So, here they are in their new home – a creeping one called Creeping Red, some French Thyme and a variegated one called Silver Posie.

Three new ones in situ

We have just been reading to our littlest LiveWires (3 years old) who live in Barcelona and it was wonderful! They were both engaged and joining in and we had to read three books as they kept saying, “More please!” Thank goodness for Skype!

Gruffalo and the Monster were the favourites
 

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Spring Flowers, Purple Water and Herb Garden

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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