Halloween-style weeding


I spent a lot of time in the garden today, whipping it into shape ready for vegetable planting. While the kids scrabbled in the leaf litter looking for pill bugs to put in their newly established pillbugaterium, I filled our green waste wheely bin with armloads of weeds. Once I got into it, I was too enthused to stop, so I kept piling weeds and prunings on to the brick paving. I’m not exactly sure what I am going to do with this mountain of vegetation. Did you read The Nargun and the Stars when you were young? It’s a spooky Australian tale which has stayed with me ever since I read it when I was about 9 or so. Instead of ancient rocks which move around at night, I have a huge weed pile – which I hope stays where it is.

** Just for those who are feeling incredulous, I did add the fireflies and teeth in Photoshop.