Sunday, January 27, 2019

Spud store

So many gardening shops have closed lately that it's heartening to find this place. They sell seed potatoes - and other things - loose, by the kilo, so you don't have to buy a whole bag or packet, which can be expensive and wasteful.

Prime pong

       The best smell for miles around, flowering right on time again.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Killed by a discus

Crocus was said to be a companion of Hermes and was accidentally killed by the god in a game of discus.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Land theft

It's been on the cards for years, but redevelopment of the old chocolate factory in Greenbank is finally underway - minus the affordable housing that was promised and plus a huge section of verge adjacent to the cyclepath, outside the original boundary of the factory.

Yesterday, bulldozers removed all the trees behind the newly erected blue fence and this morning the graffiti appeared.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Further down the line

That nice man Tommy Cockles, aka Billy Bleach, aka Simon Day, was good enough to retweet this the other day, on a thread about the late great and sorely missed Felix Dexter.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Placebo Audio - Bird Blossom

In the loop

Right on time, same as last year, the hazel catkins are out.

Nothing quite like gardening for making you aware of the cyclical nature of things. You become locked into a never ending loop, like Groundhog Day or Black Mirror's Bandersnatch if you keep making the 'wrong' choices for Stefan. Unlike the movies, the idea with gardening or having an allotment, is never to get to the end. As long as you're stuck in the loop, they haven't built a supermarket or housing development on your plot and you're still alive.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019