Towards the end of last week I was trying to work out what on Earth I was going to photograph for hdygg this week. I literally couldn’t think of anything because nothing new has happened since my colour hunting last week. Then on Friday Scott’s family bought me two bunches of flowers; tulips and daffodils. Perfect! So it’s another kitchen windowsill update, but I do have some new things to show you.
I love tulips but I never really buy them because they appear in the shops when daffodils do. And as daffodils are cheaper I normally go for those instead. Having tulips in the house feels like a treat. Pale purple are a colour I’ve not seen before.
The hyacinths are on their absolute last legs now. I need to cut the flower stems off and move the pots outside. Doing so will make room for the chilli seeds I’ll sow this month.
After five weeks sitting in water this cutting grew big strong roots. Planting it had been on my to do list for a while but I kept forgetting to bring the compost in from outside to warm up. As you can see I finally got round to it and here is in its new home.
Did you know you can grow avocado stones? I stumbled upon a book called 365 Nature in a shop and it was full of nature based project ideas — one being growing an avocado stone. We had some in the fruit bowl so I thought I’d give it a go; I followed these instructions.
Day dreaming of an endless supply of avocados? I was too until I read it can take anywhere from five to thirteen years to produce fruit! Haha! Anyway, if I get a nice shrub out of it that’s great, homegrown avocados, even better.
I have a book recommendation for you! The Herb and Flower Cookbook. This was a really thoughtful birthday gift from a couple of friends. It’s filled with lots of recipes we all know but with a herby and/or floral twist. Everything sounds mouthwateringly delicious: butternut squash and calendula mac and cheese, gooseberry and mint meringue pie, raspberry, rose and mint tiramisu and roast chicken with peaches and basil. Ogh! I want it all!
Hope you’re not too hungry now ;)