Still hoeing after all these years

All chores were done early tonight and then it was straight out the back for some 8pm hoeing as all those potato peelings are still coming up (see here). Also did a bit of watering with comfrey liquid and generally getting bitten by the midges from the pond. Thank heavens for late daylight.

Here’s a tune to be playing while doing the hoeing late into the evening or in fact anytime and it’s from the great Protoje called “Flight Plans.”

The track is off a free downloadable set called Royalty Free (available here) which utilises some great samples/influences throughout. “Flight plans” uses the great Yabby You produced “Baby don’t go” by Patrick Andy. The others, snatches of “You can ring my bell” and the great John Holt on “Used to be my life.” Download it for nowt and do yourself a favour!

Free seeds, ferrero rocher and protoje

Back bedIt was an afternoon of good weather today so I tipped around in the garden and finished off clearing the back bed and it was nice to see it clear of weeds for once.

CornflowerI’m giving the bed a bit of a rest of veg this year so unusually it’s going be full of flowers if all goes to plan. This afternoon I sowed a load of cornflowers called ‘blue boy’ in the first quarter of the bed (600 seeds off ebay for £1.50 including p+p, cheap or what?)

Talking of seeds and good value, earlier this morning I picked up a copy of “Grow your own” magazine for £4.99 for the free packets of veg seeds (little gem lettuce, basil, courgette, kale, carrot and celeriac) from the WH Smiths in Lewisham. They were also selling cut-price Terry’s Chocolate Oranges and Ferrero Rocher on a special make-shift stall outside the store because of Mother’s day tomorrow. Aaahhhhh!

Grow your own

And to end on, a lovely tune in a hip-hop/reggae style from the great Protoje called Criminal. A tune to play whacked up loud while searching magazine emporiums for gardening mags with free vegetable seeds as it’s “that time of year”. Big up Rodigan for playing this the other week. More of the instrumental version please.

And thanks to youtube, a nice live version of the tune.

Video of the week

Protoje featuring Chronixx – Who Knows  

Thanks to the Rt Hon David Rodigan for informing us about this video of the excellent single from Protoje featuring Chronixx the tune of which we stuck on weeds a few weeks ago. Have a look at the smartly dressed taxi driver, does he look familiar?