Here we are in our lovely stone house in the ancient village of Assos which dates back to the 4th Century BC. Just in case you’re not familiar with the location, it’s in western Turkey overlooking the beautiful Aegean Sea about five and a half hours away from Istanbul by car. You couldn’t ask for better weather and especially for a project like this: to make a herb garden out of nothing.
|this is one side of the garden with rosemary, lavender and sage grown huge;|
you can see the bricks for the new herb garden piled on the left
Mehmet had cleared the plot a few months ago so here it was, just awaiting my attention. In the meantime, I had been doing my reading so had a fairly good idea of what I wanted, at least the shape if not the content!
|Mehmet and TT measuring and setting out the bricks for the paths|
|the paths progress|
|and here it is with the lone lavender that we had planted in the middle before|
|all planted out with tomato and green pepper seedlings|
|the bed on the left has been planted with parsley and dill|