I am going to Strathardle today to plant my seeds – the weather outside the window here is not too bad, and the forecast on the excellent weather site Lorna told me about, is not bad either. So no blog tomorrow.
Dandelions: It occurred to me at Mass yesterday – I hope I have remarked before on the usefulness of religious observance in clearing the mind and allowing its occupation by constructive ideas – it occurred to me that bone meal, which I use regularly as a garden fertiliser, must contain calcium. I will try some in the worst dandelion areas, following up Aarlene’s idea of a couple of days ago. My sister-in-law, who is very Green, suggested when she was with us a fortnight ago that we might not have so many dandelions if we weren’t so beastly to rabbits. We were able to assure her that we have plenty of rabbits despite our unkindness to them, and they don’t seem to have any interest in dandelions.
The Constant Gardener: Donna, my sister, who knows Africa and who has seen the film, says that the book is “infinitely better”. She has read it twice. She admires the firmness of character with which I was able to leave it behind.
Knitting progresses, and so do negotiations for the Jade Sapphire cashmere. I don’t expect to do much on Ketki’s gansey this evening, but I’ll do a bit.
I turned on the MS Word spelling checker just now, because I was uneasy about “infinitely” – and indeed I had it wrong. But the checker doesn’t recognise “blog” or “gansey” – not a good start. I’ll probably turn it off again soon.