Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A sweet cicely invasion

My herb garden has been taken over by Sweet cicely- that's a herb, not a sweet old lady named Cicely.
If you don't know what this is, take a look at this Growing sweet cicely web page. This herb is especially useful if you want to cut down on sugar in your cooking.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Time to plant borage?

I planted borage in 2009. I had lots of beautiful blue borage flowers (and the odd white one). More than enough to decorate all my summer desserts and drinks.
Last year enough had reseeded to give me the flowers for the essential summer drink- Pimms.
Pimms without borage is good, but Pimms with borage is the best.
Here your can find all about how to grow and use borage. It's easy. Try growing borage this summer and impress your family in friends with this classy little edible flower in your salads, on desserts and in fruit cups.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

First mow of the garden in 2011

The lawn and all the grassy banks have been mown for the first time today. What a great smell that fresh cut grass is- a real feeling of summer on the way.
I've also been taking a look at my herb garden to see what's happening there.
The bay has been badly hit by frost and needs a heavy trim.
The rosemary has been completely killed off and will need replanting.

However, the Sweet Cicely is coming up well, just in time to sweeten the first rhubarb. Did you know that sweet cicely cuts the sharpness and so reduces the amount of sugar needed. Read more about sweet cicely from these links.
Sweet cicely in May 2010 in White Moss house herb garden