Last year, I planted a little office-windowsill herb garden. It started out well but I’m sorry to say, ultimately resulted in mass herbicide. Evidently, I have a lot to learn about plants.

At the garden centre this morning, I was looking to replace them with something harder to kill, Spider Plant, English Ivy, maybe a nice, cuddly cactus when I found these great little kits. You get a tray with a clear dome, seeds, soil mix and instructions that are specific to the plants you’re growing. So, ever hopeful, I got one for parsley (I shall call him “Elvis”), one peppers and one for tomatoes. Fingers crossed, I’ll have better luck with this lot but, just in case, I also got a packet of cactus seeds.