It wasn’t me!

Well, the start of another working week commences but first I took a short trip round the garden and now I have a curious event to report.

The phone camera doesn’t do the best job of close-ups, so what you see above is a clove of garlic which is no longer in the hole where I put it. Was it a rat who pulled it out and then thought better of taking investigations any further?

Anyway, the garlic has now been popped back in its hole. I was pleased to note that it has developed roots and so all being well should continue to grow, alongside the three which have already started to shoot.

Apart from this, all seems well in the garden. At the weekend, I chopped the top off the conifer

as it was going higher than the legal maximum height for an evergreen at the property boundary. I felt a bit sad at first but the bush does look slightly bushier now, so I’m pleased about that.

And the top of the tree has not gone to waste. Some of it is going to feed the rhubarb as well as perhaps give it an acidity boost.

The rest is now adorning my dining table along with wormwood cuttings and dahlias. As I was cutting up the conifer, I realised it had a pleasant smell, which I wanted to appreciate before these cuttings join their siblings. And of course, they look decorative as well.

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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8 Responses to It wasn’t me!

  1. Lavinia Ross says:

    We have problems with burrowing rodents of various types here that unearth bulbs with their diggings and leave them on the surface. Could possibly be voles?

  2. Vinny says:

    Very enjoyable blog thank you

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