He's staying on the windowsill for now, until he moves up to a garden-sized pot. I'm not gonna plant him in the ground because Mediterranean species don't do well in the Winters at this latitude, but he can enjoy the other three seasons outdoors when he's old enough. Meanwhile, he sits amidst the herb nursery that is the landing windowsill and occasionally makes me think of stews or spag bol.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
I'd like to introduce you to Mike, my new Laurus nobilis. He's a very young tree, only 10" tall when I got him a fortnight ago and already he's grown 5". Admittedly, putting him in a larger pot with half a cup of bonemeal and some decent compost may have helped, as his roots weren't in a great state when I got him.
In other news: the site of the new lawn has had yet more stones raked out and now some bonemeal raked in, then been heavily watered with a high-nitrogen fertiliser. When I put down seed in September it should hopefully shoot up like many little green rockets.