My chocolate mint plant had (has?) greenfly. Or something similar, and similarly icky! Can indoor plants get greenfly? After a quick Google, I have learned that apparently yes, they can, because indoors, the bugs are seperated from their natural enemies! My boyfriend noticed the problem: I rarely wear my glasses, and I couldn't see the tiny little bugs until I looked very closely. He sprang into action, wiping the plant with soapy suds, and it seems to have got rid of most of them. But I confined the plant to a different room: I don't want tiny little bugs in my bedroom!
Does anyone have any tips for keeping indoor plants healthy and bug free? Or any suggestions for plants (herbs especially) that thrive inside? Since we decided to stay in our flat until January I feel much more at home here, and it's nice having some plants around. I love being able to pluck off a few mint leaves to boil with some new potatoes, or add some fresh basil to a tomato sauce.
My boyfriend tried his first Pimms yesterday! It was really sunny, so we stopped at a little pub with seats outside on the way to see Jim Jeffries perform for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It wasn't really my thing, but it was nice to go to our first festival show. We saw the fireworks go off around the castle too which was lovely. Everyone in the street just stopped what they were doing and watched. We're hoping to see Paul Merton's improv show next week.
|Chocolate mousse: the well known cure for sore teeth!|
I had to go to the dentist to get two fillings done today, and my mouth has only just stopped being half numb, so now now I'm going to go and eat some soup and chocolate mousse! Hope you're all having a good Thursday.