Is this a blackout or am I losing my sight? (Not about gardening.) 5

Deeply, deeply exhausted. Here’s some stuff I wrote earlier: (Written today on another semi-epic train journey – this time from Gdańsk to Berlin via Poznań) I spent my last night Poland eating a massive bowl of pasta, drinking Chilean wine, and watching Gentlemen Broncos (off a laptop) with friends and their cats. I wouldn’t have ...

“Espresso doppio, proszę.” “Yes, anything else?”

(Written in the Old Town this afternoon, between rainstorms) I kinda feel like I’m on that school trip to Quebec City in grade 7; even when I try to use a word in the local language, I get a reply in English. Sitting in a café (my second of the day) listening to seemingly the ...

Sopot. (Also not about gardening.) 1

So I didn’t write about London. Here are a few words: 1. Annelouise, Joe, the other Jo, Alan, and Mark Watson are great. 2. Paul Merton touched my leg when making his way through the Comedy Store with a tray of drinks. This is slightly better than making an arse of myself by babbling in ...

Polská. (Not about gardening.)

Poland so far. I’m in Poland. Here’s some stuff I wrote yesterday in my French school notebook: —- So, Poland. A land that makes fools of us all. At least of me, anyway. The last  few weeks of work have made me extremely stupid and deeply unprepared for this much-needed holiday. A key thing that ...

May Day, May Day. 1

No posts since last year and now two in one day? What fresh hell is this? I came back from my Toronto 10K/Eddie Izzard weekend and found that my back yard had turned yellow. Un peu problematique. It’s a delicate operation to clean up, especially in the big box (heh) because my carrots are finally ...

The Story So Far…

Hey, what the *arse* happened? Last summer, with hope in my heart and armed with a black thumb, I tried to grow stuff in my garden. For the three people wondering what happened next? Disaster. Last July was not just the rainiest July ever, but it was actually the rainiest month Ottawa had ever seen. ...

Baffles. 1

Gah, between throwing my back out and my internet at home being down for long stretches of the week, I have totally been neglecting my tiny audience.  I did have ten new spam comments this week.  No, I don’t need Moldovan Propecia, thanks. Anyway, last week, I mentioned that I had cleared a space for ...

Balm blam.

Okay, so I spent all day in the garden, but forgot to take some key photos.  Here’s a mini-update, though. First, I cleared away a whole heap of lemon balm. Seriously, this was all lemon balm with a couple of violets thrown in for good measure.  Look how tall!  And dense!  And this is just ...

Chaos and progress. 1

Well, remind me next time I go away that I need to leave explicit instructions on watering.  All my indoor seedlings are dead.  Argh.  Have to start from scratch with my herbs and I’m down to my last two tomato plants (I had already given one away to a friend). In other news, the front ...

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So, no garden updates right now because I’m in ICELAND! I couldn’t resist taking photos while walking around Tjörn (wee lake in the city centre), despite the clouds of midges. It was pretty weird/cool coming in from Keflavik this morning because the landscape is all lichen, volcanic rock, and, well, not much else.  So little ...