(1) When growing Mediterranean herbs, such as myrtle or bay, in containers, it is best to use a soil-based compost with extra grit.(2) Within its protective cover, he built gleaming palaces and gardens perfumed with roses, jasmine and myrtle .(3) When I moved into my bungalow about 20 years ago, I inherited a shrub which I was given to understand is a myrtle : it is a bushy evergreen with small, dark green, glossy, pointed leaves.(4) Between the ruins grew cypresses and oleanders, hibiscus, myrtle and wild roses.(5) A heady, often impenetrable mix of shrubs, herbs and wild flowers, such as lavender, myrtle , marjoram and thyme, its elusive scent permeates everything from the wine to the honey.(6) If you were daring, you might plant myrtle (periwinkle).