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Labels, Seeds and a Good Read

British Summer Time begins tomorrow as we put our clocks forward tonight so it felt appropriate to start planning our summer garden. Off we went to the Garden Centre. First I found some pleasing terracotta labels for the vegetable patch.

Labels for the veg

We found lots of flower seeds – below are the Viola seeds for the vegetable trough near the kitchen where I plant salad stuffs, some herbs and these little flowers that are brilliant for decorating salads and desserts.

Seeds for the trough

I’ve just finished reading Sebastian Barry’s amazing novel, ‘Days Without End’. He writes in a most accessible yet surprising style, full of lyricism and humour that catches the reader unawares. There are so many little quotations that caught my imagination and some of which are now in my note book. I love the following with its alliteration and unexpectedness. “Your brain is molten in its bowl of bones.”
If you haven’t read it, give it a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I think you may be horrified and delighted in equal measure.  If you have read it, please let me know what you thought in the comments below.

A cracking good read!

P.S.  We haven’t seen our little Bullfinch today. In fact, it has been a very odd day with no birds at the feeders. For the first time this Winter/Spring, the feeders have stayed full all day.

 

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