Make a herb wheel

Herb wheelA herb wheel is a simple and attractive way to grow several herbs in a small space. Here’s how to create this fun and practical garden bed.

Choose a sunny spot not too far from the kitchen, then clear the area and improve the soil. Run a string line from a central peg to mark a circle representing the perimeter of the wheel. Decide which material to use to define the sections of your wheel; bricks and stones are popular, and flexible to place. If you use straight pieces of timber, your wheel may have to be designed in a hexagonal or octagonal shape. Once the dividers and edging material are in place, plant a different type of herb in each section. At this time of the year, basil, thyme, oregano, dill, chives and parsley are good choices, but you can experiment with many others.

You’ll find more than 50 jobs to do around the garden this month, including more fun projects, in the September issue of ABC Gardening Australia magazine, out now.