So with this in mind I am endeavouring to sing a little tune as I plant. These lucky dill were serenaded with The Flaming Lips - 'She Don't Use Jelly' - a song I had in my head all day after Tangerines were mentioned at breakfast. So here's hoping they will grow strong and healthy and not shrivel up and die because they didn't like my singing or choice of song.
Yes, this really is the condition of my hands!
PS Sara Douglass is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. She has been keeping a blog about her home garden, Nonsuch, and there are also a few interesting reads about dealing with cancer and the silence of dying.
All Photos Above © Noeleen Warman