Archive for February, 2013

24 February, 2013

Of Herbs, Helmets and Hearts

It’s been a cracking summer weather-wise (although after a week of dry 30 something celsius heat, a little rain would be welcome) and my herbs are coming up nicely. The coriander showed up after 10 days, one sprout proudly bearing its seed as a helmet. The sage seedlings are proudly wearing their hearts on their err… heads.

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Coriander with seed helmet

Sage seedlings - hearts

13 February, 2013

Things are coming up

The first ickle parsley poked its head out on Sunday and it and its brethren have been incorrigible since. The sage (I think) in the egg carton has been proudly unfurling its little pod heads over the last couple of days.  And this afternoon, the first garlic chive shyly peeked out of the ground.Parsley seedlingsIckle

Sage seedlings

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3 February, 2013

‘Ohm’ and Decluttering

So Christmas has come and gone.  As , unbelievably, so has the first month of 2013.  The garage has been emptied of fifteen years’ clutter.  And the garden is getting a tidying it hasn’t seen in years; the sickly and unsightly plants (and weeds) have been removed and all manner of unruly denizens (the main offenders being the lavender and fuschia and ) have been mercilessly pruned back.  I’ve started a compost heap, and begun to sow herbs.

Also enjoying Yo La Tengo’s new album Fade.  The music video for Ohm seems to capture the thoughts of trees, and plants and all things garden-ey filling my head.

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