Spiral Building Day

May 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm (Uncategorized)

The herb spiral bed takes shape, and has already become a talking point amongst the local community.

The tools of the herb spiral building trade.. . .

A merry Robin Hoodster gets busy with her spade. . .

Straight talking from the bench. . .

THE HERB SPIRAL, exactly how does it work?

The Herb Spiral offers a variety of niche’s for the herbs, at the top in the middle is the dryest soil suitable for Rosemary, getting wetter as the water drains down towards the bottom. Take up the niches between the rocks with small herb ground covers like Pennyroyal. Rampant herbs like Basil in the sub-tropics, are better planted outside the spiral. While the herbs are growing to full size, some of the space between them can be taken with small annuals like Rocket.
Maintenance:
There shouldn’t really be any significant maintenance required, apart of course from picking herbs for the kitchen. Water the herbs at the top of the spiral, how often will depend on your climate.

Herb’s and Conditions

Dryest
Thyme, Sage, Aloe
Dry
Oregano, Tarragon
Medium
Basil, Parsley, Cilantro / Coriander
Wet
Vietnamese Mint
Wettist
Mints
Niches in Rocks:
Pennyroyal
Shade givingĀ 
Bay-Leaf
HERB PLANTING!!



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Herb Spiral Building Day this Sunday 8th May!

May 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm (Uncategorized)

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