The kids aren’t behaving themselves. All yellowing leaves and weird white spots and general teenage misery. I think I’ve identified Steve’s problem (not quite enough water, could do with a re-pot). I’m hazarding a guess that Spike has had too much direct sunlight, plus apparently watering lucky bamboos with tap water can create a build-up of harmful chemicals round the roots. Have moved him to a slightly shadier spot and applied bottled water.* The cayennes might be a little over-watered and googling the symptoms suggests lack of magnesium. Raided Wilko for magnesium feed (“Epsom salts”) but no joy. Will re-pot and see what that does.
Despite the Babybio-sitting, today has been quite pleasant. Sunny day, bank holiday plus a week off in close view, and a raid of the local Tesco reveals not only a half-price offer on savoy cabbages (40p for a cabbage!**), but a half-price selection box of various cheeses for £4 (for over half a kilo of brie, cheddar, Wensleydale with cranberries, blue Stilton, smoked cheese, red Leicester and Edam). My freezer now groans with milk-based comestibles, and lunch for the next couple of days will be pasta with green lentils and smoked cheese. Hmmm, olive oil or the merest drizzle of mayonnaise I wonder…….?
*Spoiled brat. He’ll want a PlayStation next.
**Yes, I need to get out more