Amiable and dependable herbs - it's hard to imagine a garden without them. They're not persnickety about soil, and they thrive in extremes of temperature and light. Morning shade followed with blazing afternoon sun? Poor soil? No problem! Follow this plan, and the herbs will give you pleasure year-round.
Although herbs aren't demanding, you can amend the soil with compost to give them a happy homecoming and provide a loose bed for directly sown seeds. Settle a bay tree into a pot surrounded by rosemary, stars of blue borage, twiggy lemon verbena, thyme, parsley, chervil and nasturtiums.
A. Bay (Laurus nobilis)
B. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
C. Borage (Borago officinalis)
D. Lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla)
E. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
F. Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
G. Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus)
H. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
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