I’m not the best gardener in the world, I’m really not. In fact, it’s only been in the last year since we moved into this house that I’ve really bothered with the garden. In our rented homes everything was low maintenance and just a case of mowing the lawn but now that we’re paying a mortgage on this house – our very own home, I wanted to make an effort and get some green fingers.
When I posted about ‘Our Plans For Pretty Garden Decking‘ I mentioned that I wanted more green leafy plants rather than an abundance of colourful flowers and along with that I knew I wanted a herb garden and possibly a few home grown vegetables here and there. The vegetables will come later (although I am successfully growing some spring onions at the moment) but for the herbs I really didn’t know where to start. After a spot of research I found out that it might be better to buy a few herb plants, replant them and go from there. So I may have started with a pot of fresh rosemary whilst browsing the herb section of Tesco, popped it in a green plant pot outside and managed to water it everyday. Rosemary is incredibly hardy so it’s an easy one to keep and it fuelled my desire to get a few more. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been collecting more herbs on my weekly shop and now I’ve built up a collection of thyme, basil, parsley and mint along with the rosemary I previously mentioned.
I think herbs are the perfect way to start when you’re a gardening newbie like me and it’s really rewarding to see them grow and also use them in your cooking (the rosemary and garlic potatoes I cooked the other day went down a treat). Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be a fully fledged green fingered goddess but for now I’m enjoying easing myself into to the gardening game.