Inspired by reading about permaculture, I decided to build a herb spiral. I needed to relocate herbs from the front of the house, and thought this spiral bed would work well close to the back door. There is a lot of information online about how to build a spiral bed like this, as well as the ideal arrangement of herbs to accommodate different growing conditions.
This is obviously not at its peek, and will look better once the grass grows back around it and the herbs really take off. But I like the locations, and already I can see how it is the start of something, and the beginning of defining space, and there will be more planting, I can just feel it. For a while, until these herbs grow up a bit, I will probably still be wandering about the property to visit the various patches of herbs; oregano and mints in the “goat pen”, chives and sage round the front, basil (later!) up in the veggie patch. And on a fine day, what could be nicer? But ultimately I think it will be more convenient having the herbs close. Quite a satisfying project.