For double measure

BBC Gardeners Question Time had the desired effect this afternoon. In spite of cool temperatures (and a smattering of snow on the ground), I got my coat and shoes on for a quick spot of gardening.

Nothing too onerous: taking the pots with yew seeds out of the shed and placing them in the garden so that they might be triggered into germination by the cold. Then I put the drawers from the old fridge freezer over them, one on top of the other, in case any curious pigeons decided to take a nosey.

As I have already purchased a yew tree from The Woodland Trust, this is only an experiment. Goodness knows where I would put anymore yew trees but I’ll decide what to do with the extras, should the need ever arise.

Whilst pottering about in the shed, I noticed that what I had previously thought was cumin may in fact be soapwort. It has soldiered on throughout the winter, so chances are my labelling is correct. Somehow I doubt cumin would survive our winters, even in the shed.

As for the chilli peppers, they have now been moved to my bedroom windowsill. I doubt this will bring them back to life but hopefully the fruit will ripen better – before any sticky insects get to them!

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to For double measure

  1. I wish you success with the appropriate number of yews

  2. Freezer baskets have many uses!

  3. Never managed to get chilli peppers to ripen in Yorkshire

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