I made the most of the beautiful weather that we had on Sunday and redesigned my herb bed. I divided the clumps of chives and spaced them out to encourage them to bush out a little more. Eventually these will be used around my carrot bed to ward off the carrot fly.
Whilst taking a break I also designed a few labels using wooden stakes just to add another bit of interest to the herb garden. So far the herb bed consists of Spearmint, Apple Mint, Thyme, Flat Leaf Parsley, Curled Parsley, Spring Onions, Chives and Rosemary. The mint is planted in pots and these are buried in the ground to minimise them spreading too much.
The overwintering onions and garlic were also doing fine so I decided to tidy up their bed and do a little well needed weeding between the rows. At home, I have some red onion sets that will be planted in the middle 2 rows of this bed and shallots that I grew from seed that will be also planted around the rows of carrots.
Not realising that so much time had passed by after doing all the tidying jobs, I still managed to find time to sit back and admire the flowers that had once again surfaced around my pond. Surprisingly, the fish even looked pleased to see me, swimming near the top waiting for their first feed of the year.