The Summer Savory has more or less come to the end of the road.
A few weeks ago it was covered in tiny mauve flowers, looking a bit like Thyme.
The plants have now gone a deep purple colour, and the leaves, formerly soft and thin are small and tough - definitely no longer useful in the kitchen.
The much slower-growing Winter Savory is taking the lead now. It is a hardy perennial and will be able to survive the cold conditions of our Winter. Its leaves are long and thin and deliciously aromatic - a bit like a creeping variety of Rosemary.
Here are two cousins side-by-side.