I have a little corner of the terrace with lots of herbs, basil, dill, thyme, wild mountain thyme (no purple heather, alas) which i picked in the mountains and it grew, marjoram, chives, garlic chives and origano. They all do very well, but I can;t seem to keep the sage beyond a week or two. The terrace is north, and in the summer has sun from 11 Am to sunset, though there is a trellis that tends to keep the herb section in semi shade part of the day. I water every night. (It's very hot here in the summer). I buy the sage plants in the spring, and they always die. I don;t have much luck with parsley either, and have given up on it, since fresh parsley is always available. But i vhave the impression that some animal eats it - we have various bugs and slugs - i'm guessing the slugs. But the sage just dries up, uneaten by anyone. Any suggestions?