November 10, 2013 by Hannah
This month, I have been given the honour and onerous task of guarding my mother’s seedlings against the vagaries of winter’s frosty fingers. She has already suffered at the hands of a peaty compost which was too rich for the freshly germinated striplings, and they withered with the onslaught of so many nutrients.
So now it is up to me to guard the remainder of her babies. I have been left with firm instructions and have been attempting to fulfil them to the best of my abilities. They seem (so far), to be thriving and have grown an extra little leaf in the past week. It’s lovely to see a tiny bit of greenery and fresh life blooming as winter is still squeezing the sunlight out of the days.