Flowers & Herbs & Perennials

My much loved herb garden is my favourite part of the allotment. Situated right outside my shed, it’s the first thing you smell when you walk on to the plot. A real sensory garden, currently in the herb garden I have Lavender, Sage, Rosemary, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Balm, Camomile, Bay, Chives, and Russian Sage

Black tulips from Amstedam, Erysimum from my Mam’s back garden


There are no words to capture the beauty of Irises


Asparagus, my favorurite spring vegetable is finally ready for harvest after three years of establishing


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Artichokes: Probably the most infuriating annual vegetable to grow because it needs to be eaten before the gorgeous flowers open (also, have you tried to bloody cook one of these things? How does one even do that?)

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Nigella: I have a bit of a penchant for blue flowers, I planted a few Nigella two years ago and now they can be found all over the plot.

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No bee lovers garden is complete without Borage, I always try to grow some on the plot to help our pollinators. Borage is one of my all time favourite plants.

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Gladioli: This spot in the garden was empty until last summer when I filled it with Gladioli which give the plot beautiful spikes of colour in late Summer