|A box hedge has also been planted to add some structure.|
We've been very busy at Antrim Castle Gardens with Spring projects. In April-May we designed a new area based on a traditional kitchen garden (pictured left) where we aim to grow culinary and medicinal herbs along with a range of veg such as beetroot, chard, salads etc. We've been able to source some plants none of the group have grown before so it will be a learning curve. We've borage, chervil, dill, sage, chives and lots more. There is even comfrey planted in the beds. Some of these plants of course can be invasive!
|Basil purple and green - so easy to grow (for some). I've had limited success growing Basil so I took a photo of the plants in our group's greenhouse - something I can aspire to.|
|Various varieties of potatoes are being grown this year including: Mayan Gold, Lady Balfour, British Queen and others.|
|The greenhouse has proved very popular with tomatoes (above), an heirloom variety called Purple Cherry, and below cucumber are almost at the eating stage.|
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