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- Down memory lane
- Everything that lives in the sea
- Food porn
- Home sweet home
- Life, the universe and everything
- Love is…
- Odds and ends
- On the road
- Secret garden
- Summer in the city
- The sound of music
- Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
- Weekly photo challenge
I have been potting and repotting the past few days, getting the plants ready for autumn and winter, as we might be away in October. While fiddling around with this plant
(Grunting noises from behind the hedge.)
Me: What’s wrong?
Her: Oh, technology is defeating me today.
Me, interpreting the sounds: Your bicycle pump?
(Rummaging sounds from her shed.)
Her: Oh, this one is better!
Me: You should throw the other one out.
Her: Oh, I don’t know …
Me: You’ll just try that one again first next time and get frustrated.
Her: This is how I have to do it.
Me: Okay …
There are, of course, guides on how to get your amaryllis to bloom in December (scroll halfway down here, for example). Alternatively, you can put your amaryllises on a neglected windowsill in the spring and pretty much forget about them. Then they’ll bloom when they feel like it. Like in August.
I have a total of four amaryllises and I doubt I’d get as much enjoyment out of them if they bloomed all at once as I do now. Whoever blooms gets to be queen of the dinner table and admired at every meal and whenever I walk into the kitchen. One might even do so at Christmas.