The Rime of the Postmodern Mariner

More ramblings of Rhys Hughes.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Herb Spiral

Yesterday I went to visit Adele's allotment for the first time in many weeks. The change astounded me. The place is bursting with life! Here's a photo of the herb spiral she constructed fairly recently. As well as being aesthetically pleasing to the eye, it's a practical way of growing herbs because it provides a large variety of different conditions in a very small space. Different herbs with different requirements can be planted at different locations on the spiral, enabling drainage and received sunlight to be controlled for the maximum benefit of the individual plants.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Salad Days

Because Adele is hugely talented as well as lovely, she has been growing amazing vegetables on her allotment and has given me a selection for my daily salads. So amazingly tasty is her produce (vastly superior to the stuff I buy in supermarkets) that my tastebuds are dancing with delight! Here's a photo of the salad I had last night, complete with Adele's amazingly spicy rocket (she's the best rocket engineer since Sergei Korolev helped the Russians send the first man into space!)