Killing Two Birds

Tuesday, 8th September 2020.

As a bald man, I’ve skinned my head badly on a regular basis when entering the glasshouse. The sharp lintel is just a wee bit too low and there’s a very slight lip at ground level so I’ve had a tendency to look down to avoid tripping. I’ve cut my head so many times down through the blianta.

Furthermore, the overhead glass triangle broke a few years ago. I had patched it with hardboard but it became warped and weather-damaged. De facto, in reverse: weather-damaged and warped. Yesterday, I killed two birds with one drill.

Firstly, I replaced the hardboard. Easy peasy. Secondly, I drilled a few holes and inserted three drop down alarms using plastic string, and knotted them for effect. Environmentalists will cringe.

Problems solved. After breakfast, I’m off to the safe glasshouse zone to check on new seeds sown last weekend. I’ve got pot marigold, lettuce and Sweet Pea. Clearly, the tomatoes are unwilling to ripen and I may remove them. It’s really sad, but sin mar atá.

Pádraig.

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    1. Pádraig

      Mr. Organised, these days. Not always so. I am considering wasting my money on a label printer. 🤔

    2. Pádraig

      Oh I’m slow… I see what you mean! All used labels washed and sanitised for the next round.

        1. Pádraig

          Happy that you’re relieved. I’d hate to think you’d feel I’m more organised than you. 😂

  1. digwithdorris

    You could try ripening the TOMS on a sunny window ledge with a banana nearby to encourage them.

    1. Pádraig

      Banana? Oh thank you very much, a chara. I’ll add them to the shopping list!

  2. Catherine

    I wondered about your labels too, but I see you’ve answered the question. 😁

    1. Pádraig

      I have to thank my good wife. She’s not a gardener but she completed the sanitising, leaving me to tackle other stuff.

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