As you may, or may not know, I am a crap gardener but I like the idea of growing things (ditto for knitting and sewing – crap at them too).
So, today, I went with a friend to Lerwick to collect her treasured (and huge) Kaffir lime tree which she was giving me. We took the van, gave the tree a massive prune, and drove it home. It is now living in my she-shed as that is the hottest and sunniest place. I am very excited – we all adore Thai curry and this is an essential ingredient.
I have decided we will eat the greens in the tray – a microleaf salad of some description and then I will concentrate on growing weird plants like ginger, galangal, ginseng and turmeric on my windowsill, possibly reclaiming the very useful table again.
This is my home-sprouted ginger just beginning to appear. I am very proud of myself. This is an achievement.
Outside the two courgette plants are doing their best and we might even get a courgette or two to eat which will be a gardening triumph.
I also have golden thyme kept in a prison of wire as the birds nearly ate it all.
My pink fir potatoes are a complete mystery. Despite being planted on the same day, they come in three sizes.
Left to right – Medium, Large…..
And far right – small. I have absolutely no idea why.
I told you I am not really a gardener. More like someone who likes the pretty pictures on the seed packets and then wants an “instant garden”!