A silly clown

It’s quite funny how hysterical professional gardeners and greenhouse staff get when they see aphids. I get it, aphids are the devil – that is, when you’re a tomato grower or whatever. I cannot count count the number of times I have been warned about all the horrors that are aphids – as if IContinue reading “A silly clown”

We may just pull this off! (They all laughed at our plans.)

A couple of weeks ago, a new side-project was thrown in my lap. “Remember that guy I told you about? The dentist? We should talk about this soon, his experiment is coming up in May, and we still need to have a look at the final design. It would be good if he could includeContinue reading “We may just pull this off! (They all laughed at our plans.)”

The Mummy

Remember that Thai Basil bush that I wrote about earlier? The one that came with a free colony of aphids…? It’s still hanging in there and by now it has even started to flower. There are probably 15 individual plants in the pot, so let’s hope that there is some cross-pollination going on. If IContinue reading “The Mummy”

(Un)welcome guests

For people that love cooking as much as we do (and we sure do love cooking!), Germany, or perhaps just Freising, is not fantastic. Herbs here are a big and boring disappointment. I don’t have a clue why, but fresh herbs here (1) are either all parsley, chives or not available, or (2) when theyContinue reading “(Un)welcome guests”