Free lavender has arrived and phase 2 of my Herb Garden

July 17, 2007

My 5 lavender plants arrived from Thompson and Morgan (Gardeners World offer) on a lovely sunny weekend so I planted them out straight away which is great, I can’t wait to see how they flower and hopefully survive.

My new herb garden has been rather neglected recently due to a combination of ‘indoor work’ to do and the wet weather.  There are now three beds, the fourth bed still needs some edging and the back border is also a work in progress and the paths will eventually be gravel!

So far, I have 5 lavender plants (lavender ‘hidcote’, lavender ‘imperial gem’, lavender ‘papillon’, lavender ‘kew red’, lavender ‘regal splendour’), dill, calendula, chervil, summer savory, salad burnet, flat leaved parsley, lemon verbena (in a pot – it needs protection in the winter), chives, gallica rose, cotton lavender, lemon balm, thyme, lemon thyme, marjoram, oregano, tri-colour sage, yarrow, hyssop and chamomile.

In other parts of the garden/allotment or in pots I have cinnamon basil, coriander, wormwood, sweet basil, rosemary, lavender ‘angustifolia’, lovage, angelica, chocolate peppermint, spearmint.  There are still plenty more herbs that I would like in it but that will have to wait until after my holiday now.

I now need to be patient and wait for some of the existing ones to be large enough to pick from!

Hope your herb gardens/herb plants are all blooming for you, let me know if you have any herb gardening questions and I’ll do my best to answer them on a future blog post.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 karen 07.20.11 at 4:36 pm

ho my name is karen i was just on your website
it had ad said free lavender plants IF THIS IS TRUE I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HAVE
IF POSSIBLE I NEED 12 OF THEM. THIS WOULD REALLY TRUELLY GREAT. WE JUST BOUBHT ARE FRIST HOME AN NO PLANTS NOWHERE.. THANK YOU VERY MUC KAREN

2 maddles 07.23.11 at 9:46 am

Hi Karen,

This was a special offer from Thompson and Morgan back in 2008 but they do have another one out now which you can see here – you just pay the postage of £4.90. http://www.thompson-morgan.com/public/QLOnline/vip?portal:componentId=9759859&portal:type=action&portal:isSecure=false&productCode=pwr93392TM&categoryCode=gw574&source=aw&affid=47868&awc=2283_1311414317_0d99992d9303a7f81e829ebecac8f741

3 Maggie 08.01.11 at 8:14 pm

Hello! I have a small mint bush growing in my backyard and was wondering if it would be better if I raised it indoors? I find that bugs have been chewing away at it and that almost every single leaf has holes in it! Can they be grown indoors too?
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