290/366: serial planter

Unlike a serial murderer, which is bad, a serial planter can be a good thing.

What is better than one nice plant? Answer: more than one of the same. Sometimes they can be in a straight row, at other times in a triangle or cluster. Usually it’s best to have an odd quantity, unless you are going for symmetry with a pair of the same variety, creating an entrance to an area.

Over the past week or two I have been weeding and digging the area under one of the rear bay windows. There was an overgrown rosemary bush being swamped by seaside daisy, some weeds and a variegated plant.

I liked the leafy plant, but didn’t want it in the ground in that area any more, so I have potted it up, and then in each pot and between planted rosemary cuttings, finishing off with stones and mulch.

214/366: on a roll

I remember years ago sending old cardboard boxes off to the Primary School for the artroom, where the kids would make all sorts of wonderful creations, and quite often you would end up with the same boxes that you had sent to school, just in a different form! Then of course you felt obliged to have them on display for a reasonable length of time.

When doing a cleanout, I used to take photos of this artwork for posterity, which takes a lot less space than the actual item.

There came a time when you were no longer allowed to send old toilet rolls due to health regulations, which if you think about it is a little far-fetched. Toilet germs don’t jump out from the bowl and attach themselves to the inner roll I am pretty sure.

I had been putting said toilet rolls in the paper recycling when suddenly I got the idea to use them as little biodegradable potting tubes.

The rosemary cuttings I took in March have taken good root. I have now transplanted them into these rolls, as I plan to make a little rosemary hedge under the rear bay window, just outside my sewing room.

When I do that, I will then be able to remove the mother plant and replace it with something else.