I noticed two Lime trees in pots outside the Loche Fyne restaurant in Covent Garden the other morning whilst walking to work. The owner told us he had to bring them in every night though but it was nice to see some Limes doing well outside in this country!
The dustbin incinerator I bought the other week has been brilliant as I’ve burnt off a load of woody stuff that has been piling up at the bottom of the garden. The only trouble is, that making fires is now getting a bit addictive. The other Saturday I was just going to burn off a small pile of waste but as the fire got on it’s way I was scouring the garden for sticks, prunings and whatever else that would burn. A couple of bits of 4 x 2 I was going for use for a gardening project got chucked in alongside wet leaves and freshly cut wood, sending thick plumes of yellow/white smoke out of the funnel at the top of the bin into the SE23 night sky. Jah Wobble mentions the same thing in his biography “memoirs of a geezer”, breaking up furniture at a friend’s squat he lived at to fuel a fire to keep him warm. What’s all that about then, a primeval thing perhaps?
Ijahman Levi – Jah heavy load (original version) An oldie but goodie, the classic tune from the great Ijahman Levi. An excellent song with a very subtle dub. Rare as the proverbial to get on vinyl!
Two nice bits of hidden gardening found while strolling around London town last week. The first, a (blurred) Bob Flowerdew type pram planter (with nice railway sleeper-type wood surrounds) in Drury Lane:
Utraísta – Smalltalk (Four Tet remix) Here’s a lovely mix from Kieran Hebden which has been played to death by Gilles P over the last few weeks. Nice and glitchy, bonkers video and well catchy tune to boot!