I needed some kaffir lime leaves for an Asian recipe I was cooking for dinner the other night. Whizzing outdoors with torch in hand, it quickly became apparent that the gardener at Frog Pond Farm needs a good talking to. The said tree was sporting yellow leaves, a good sign that it is mineral and TLC deficient. So I scribbled a note on the ‘to do’ board feed lime which made me feel somewhat better.
The tree has since been fed lavishly with worm juice, seaweed brew, epsom salts, dolomite lime and a sprinkling of wood ash. It will either come good or I will have successfully managed to kill it with too much kindness.
Snapped on the iPhone
For all you cat people out there (you know who you are) we have a gorgeous black feline named Eric .. he is such a lovely boy, big and athletic, but suffers from ‘scared cat’ syndrome. Is there such a thing? He has opted to live outside for several years now, tired of being harassed by our female cat Grace (who likes wearing the kitty pants in the household). So with the fire burning in the hearth the other night and curled up on the sofa a black cat was plonked down beside me … I don’t know who was more surprised, him or me, or Grace later on when she waltzed in to see we had some unexpected company. This will be a work in progress …
I suspect that I have gloated one too many times. While weeding my prize garlic yesterday, I saw with horror, rust on some of the greenery. So today yours truly was out snipping the offending greenery and binning these while busily spraying with an organic brew of thyme and rosemary, which I have never used before … . Am I worried? Absolutely …
Do you have chickens?
Chicken feed time at our place … sparrows galore
Not all is bad though, we are just loving munching on our violet Sicilian cauli – which tastes as fab as it looks!
At last, hubby stopped the car so I could get this picture
Happy gardening …