by Linda Chamberlain
It’s almost as addictive as horse riding – growing medicinal and health-giving plants for yourself, your family…and your horse.
I’ve always gardened but flowers were my strong point and the veg were mostly sad failures which were gobbled up by the slugs. This year has been different. I have been motivated because…well, I don’t know why. Perhaps I had spare time on my hands, or a need for healthier food or I was driven by the various worries that my horses have given me.
My aims were modest at the beginning. I grew some herbs last year in an overgrown patch of my garden that was dominated by pink geraniums and mint. I dug, I battled and I reduced them until there was room for rosemary, sage, variegated mint, marjoram and parsley. They survived with very little effort on my part and my confidence increased.