Friday, 1 May 2009

May Day

It's the first of May and spring has arrived

I love the colours of spring, and all the growth and fresh shoots make you feel hopeful for the coming season...


Pot Marjoram, Golden Marjoram and Basil by the back door


Fennel... waiting for me to choose a spot for it to grow.... I love the way it wafts around... I did notice last year that the flowers attracted wasps... so I won't plant it too close to the house


Peppermint and Pineapple mint...


Celery Leaf.... use it like parsley but it has a celery flavour...

I hope to grow and use properly a lot more herbs this year... I need to get tall containers so that the dog doesn't keep watering them for me... lol

May Day blessings to you all
and have a fabulous bank holiday weekend

take care
Alex
x





12 comments:

The sewing room said...

Thank you for the May day blessings, i wish my herbs looked as healthy as yours have a great weekend and May day blessings back.

PAT.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Wow Alex, your herbs look amazing, and your own peppermint too? I'm always in awe of all of your amazing talent, and now this too? Is there no end to what you can do girlie? I hope you have a wonderful May Day!!
♥ Teresa

Melanie said...

May Day Blessings Alex. xxx
I am hoping to become more wise with herbs this year, and to put them to their many good uses.
xxx

Domestic Disaster said...

Beautiful herbs!! I can almost smell the peppermint!!

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Taz said...

It's when you post pics of your green things growing that it highlights the distance (in miles) between us. My plants are only just realising that it just might be safe for them to admit that spring has arrived. :)

Tatty Mum said...

Oh look at you growing all your own herbs, next your be getting chickens and a veg patch.

Miss country bunkin.

Joanne x

Snippety Gibbet said...

You are quite the green thumb! Wow! I am in envy.

Gingerbread said...

Hi Alex, Just found your blog through Pat at the sewing room. I do like your post, what a nice collection of photos what a nice start to May. Julie.C

saraeden said...

Thank you for your comments and i hope the next few weeks are ok for you !!! I have a few weeks before himself is off again . It was the longest we have been apart for a few years and i think it was a bit of a shock to me !

Have a good weekend

Sara x

Jenn said...

What wonderful herbs...they look absolutely delicious (mine never take pictures so well). And I've joined your followers...couldn't not after reading your post on saraeden's blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

Snippety Gibbet said...

You inspired me. I planted some parsley, basil, and spring onions today.

Shabby Chick said...

Lovely herbs! I love sage because the purple flowers always look great but marjoram has such nice leaves and fennel leaves are gorgeous.

By the way you have an award on my blog :)

Mel xxx