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The rise of the herb balls

For a while now I've been wanting to get back into the garden! I miss spending hours pottering about, languidly watering plants and admiring them and their growth spurts. This desire has been somewhat stilted by living on the first floor and not having my own garden. We do, however, have a tiny bit of balcony space outside the back door. And after watching everyone else's flower boxes flourish throughout the summer months, I thought that as it's now autumn it would be a great time to get planting!

To be honest I can't remember exactly how you're supposed to assemble the balls. I can't even remember the name, so after a brief and unsurprisingly unsuccessful effort on The Google I re-hydrated the moss and used a combination of herb-plugs, moss and potting soil...


Taa-daa!

Having managed a few layers I opted for a centre-piece instead of a full ball, featuring fresh basil, parsley, chives, thyme and rosemary!




Even the strawberries that had ripened then lain ignored throughout summer were ceremoniously plucked from under some heavy foliage and brought up to my new green sanctuary! 

And the results (herbs only) were enjoyed yesterday, in the form of a roast chicken, stuffed with a selection of herbs! Using my new pestle & mortar to crush the goodness out of them and combine the garlic and olive oil, we enjoyed a delicious lunch (and left-overs today!)


The watering can has been ordered, so from Wednesday languid watering will again take place!

Lucky

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