I checked out Creative Stone Castings locally who are having a sale after dropping the Husband off for a game of Pétanque on Liberation Square. I may just inset some stone slabs to the lawn. I also checked out Jon Hacket for some streaky Bacon, but it’s two weeks until he can cure enough for us to have a kilo. It’s worth waiting for. I wouldn’t eat anything else. I will portion it and freeze it.
I also bought another broom from Anderson’s in Quennevais. You have to choose a broom, I suppose it’s a bit like choosing a wand at Hogwarts! Anyway I found one to my liking, and am painting it with Annie Sloan paint for the House. Very colour co-ordinated me.
I did intend to plant more seeds. I got sidetracked into a new project. We have a Cordyline Palm in our little garden. It’s messy dropping it’s leaves all over the place. A friend told me recently She uses a few leaves and bends them into firefighters. The resin in them makes them go up a treat.
Well I have some exotic seeds to start. The first ones are Snail plants and Wild Iris. I began to think it’s such a phaff transplanting seeds. I decided to try a bit of basket weaving with the palm leaves. I think if the pots I make are open and loose, they will break down in a year, and just root in with the plant. Saves time transplanting, and doesn’t use plastic so much.
So here are my first two attempts. I did basket making as a child at school. I found myself thinking I could make Estuary nets out of this stuff. It’s so strong. I wonder if actual fishing nets could be made of it. Anyway there’s another thought. I have an old broom, perhaps it could make a prawn net. I like our local prawns.
Dont laugh at my first attempts. The idea is the container is loose woven. I will put some newspaper inside and fill it with ground and plant my seeds. They need to be spaced well apart. So when I come to lift them from the pot, hopefully this little net will keep the roots together and keep the plants more separate. Their roots less disturbed when I move them and the palm leaves will eventually rot down.