A small version of a parterre for the back yard


I would call it a garden bed but my husband calls it a parterre and has been planning to put one in the backyard for quite some time and after much contemplation he finally decided what he was going to do.

The area where the parterre was to go was a “nothing area’ beneath the clothesline.

beforeHe removed the rosemary bushes and planted them elsewhere and then it was time to start on construction.

The finished parterre is much nicer and hopefully we will get the benefit of some useful herbs.

parterreIt won’t take too long for the small seedings to grow into reasonable sized plants. The area looks much tidier now and we still have access to the washing line.

The herbs planted were; chives, sage, lime balm, thyme, rosemary, pennyroyal and memory herb. At the very front are two cucumber plants to trail over the edge of the parterre. A sunny photo and a cloudy one.  Not much grass around as a result of the very hot weather this summer.  It will green up over the winter.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    Very nice and an outstanding job. I can’t wait to see pictures once the plants have filled in!

    1. suth2 says:

      Already the plants have started to fill out but I guess there wont be much more growing now that Autumn is here.

  2. What a lovely idea, it looks good now but I can imagine it’ll look wonderful when the plants have grown a bit. Nice construction work.

    1. suth2 says:

      My husband takes his construction work very seriously. He takes his time but does a really good job.

  3. TCC says:

    Looks really good! But I think I would still step on plants while hanging out the washing 😛

    1. suth2 says:

      I just make sure I stay on one of the paving stones and rotate the washing line rather than me moving.

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