Sunday, October 06, 2013
Saturday was such an astonishingly glorious sunny day that I felt compelled to excavate the herb garden.
I dug up the rabbit-netting, pulled out all the weeds that had grown through it, and then reconstructed the fence.
Inspired by my latest reading (Derek Jarman's Modern Nature), I took a trip to the garden centre for some highly-optimistic fritillary bulbs and purple-sprouting broccoli plug plants. Into the herb garden they go! If nothing else, they will fill the gaps where the weeds used to be.
As I worked, there was a continuous buzzing and fluttering of bees and butterflies. Sadly, only bumble bees, not honey bees. We haven't seen any of those for years now.
Today is a knitting day!
This is my latest project: the Thistle Scarf from Tin Can Knits. I am using Skein Queen Enchant (an alpaca/ silk / cashmere mix) in the club colourway "Strawberries and Champagne". This is a gift for a work colleague whose husband's health has taken a sudden downturn. She doesn't knit and I feel the need to spread the love. We cancer wives have to look after each other!