PLANT HERBS IN GRAVEL

The Hastings Mail - - WHAT’S ON -

I love the look of herbs grow­ing in my stone paths and they smell won­der­ful when I brush past them. Low-grow­ing herbs stop soil from wash­ing off slop­ing beds and con­ceal awk­ward cor­ners and gaps where re­tain­ing walls don’t meet the paths. How­ever, to grow well, thyme, mar­jo­ram, sage and rose­mary all need good drainage. At my place, the wa­ter ta­ble is just be­low the top of the stones for weeks at a time over win­ter. The herbs sur­vive be­cause each one has a pocket of gravel un­der­neath. If your patch doesn’t have the con­di­tions th­ese Mediter­ranean

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