With the weather warming, we, at Littledean Hall Gardens, have had to get on with those important end of winter jobs. One of these was to cut all our basket willows back, leaving us with lovely bundles of green, brown and yellow wands. I have had a image of a small herb patch in my head for a little while and this harvest allowed me to get on with bringing it to reality.
The area sits at the end of the vegetable garden and covers about 2meters by 4meters. I have in-situ woven 4 willow pots at each corner and then divided the internal are cross ways into four with low willow hurdling. We have a small standard Bay tree in the centre of the cross. Along the edges I am training Lavender, Rosemary and Sage into low hedges. The internal areas will be planted up with perennials and annual herbs including echinacea, thyme, chives and basil.
I think it adds a little touch of formality amongst the general chaos of our veg garden!