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Herb Garden Styles – A formal herb garden is often designed in the form of a parterre with closely clipped low hedges of box, which give a defined frame to the herbs. There are other suitable plants for hedging, however. Santolina chamaecyparis gives a beautiful silver frame to the design, wall germander (Teucrium x lucidrys) has neat triangular dark green leaves, and the dark green foliage of rosemary and the dwarf lavender ‘Munstead Dwarf ’ can be effective.
Hyssop and thyme will also grow dense enough to be regularly trimmed, and chives can make a very pretty edging during the summer, but will disappear in winter.
The Most Important Herbs For Your Kitchen Garden – Herbs in containers should be positioned close to the kitchen so they can easily be picked. Most are easy to grow and even a small container or trough will produce sufficient for everyday use in the kitchen.
Container herbs can be planned in three ways: small containers can be devoted to individual herbs – this is very satisfactory for plants such as mint that are very invasive; a large container can be divided up into compartments in imitation of the traditional herb garden; or a number of herbs can be planted together in one container, grouped for color and contrast.