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.
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

Thyme, Sage, Aloe
Oregano, Tarragon
Basil, Parsley, Cilantro / Coriander
Vietnamese Mint
Niches in Rocks:
Shade giving 

1 Comment

  1. Pag said,

    And what a beautiful community it is.

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