Monday, 19 July 2010

Are you growing fresh peppermint?

I grow fresh peppermint in my Grasmere herb garden, and its going mad at the moment. There are so many uses for it though.
If you have lots of fresh peppermint, take a look here for some great ideas

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Sorrel, sorrel herb, in White Moss herb garden, Grasmere

Yesterday I took the scissors to the  Sorrel.

Sorrel will quickly bolt and go to seed if it is not kept down.

Make sure that you cut the seeds heads off the sorrel at regular intervals to keep the young fresh leaves coming.
More information about sorrel is on my sorrel squidoo lens, which also features lots of recipes and tips on how to use sorrel.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Do badgers eat wasps? White Moss Grasmere's question of the day

Take a look at my main White Moss House blog for more news on this garden happening overnight!

Beautiful Blue Borage

Here are the borage  photos- it's just coming out, and oddly the first flower was a pink one ( the odd borage flower is pink, and some are white)

More to follow.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Herb report from Whitemoss House garden

After months of dry weather, we've just had 48 hours of rain.

The whole garden looks battered, and some of the herbs look very sad, but they'll revive in no time.

One job that badly needs doing now , is cutting down the Sweet Cicely. It has gone to seed, and has got straggly and rusty looking. I know that if I cut it right down now, I'll have a second crop later.

This is sweet cicely in full bloom, back in May, in the Whitemoss herb garden.
Find out more about Sweet Cicely here.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme

Parlsey, sage, rosemary and thyme- four of my favourite herbs and the refrain from one of my favourite songs- Scarbrough Fair.
Read all about Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, history and stuff ! It's a great squidoo lens- though I say it myself.
Here's a picture of sage in flower to remind you-

Monday, 5 July 2010

Come on Borage- we need you for the Pimms!

Last year I planted Borage in my herb garden. The beautiful blue flowers add the finishing touch to a Pimms.
However, we are well into the Pimms season, and the Borage still hasn't flowered. I think it's got about another 24 hours to go- watch out for the Pimms 2010 photo- with White Moss Borage- coming soon.
I've written a whole article on Beautiful blue borage- please take a look.