A blog about gardening, to include garden plan making, vegetable gardening, native plant gardening, and other such stuffs. Impractical because I have a tendency toward grand extravagant plans and starting things that I don’t finish.

This is a personal garden blog, with no commercial aspirations.

From A Study in Scarlet (1887)

Sherlock Holmes–his limits

  1. Knowledge of Literature.–Nil.
  2. ” ” Philosophy.–Nil.
  3. ” ” Astronomy.–Nil.
  4. ” ” Politics.–Feeble.
  5. ” ” Botany.–Variable.
    Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.
  6. Knowledge of Geology.–Practical, but limited.
    Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them.
  7. Knowledge of Chemistry.–Profound.
  8. ” ” Anatomy.–Accurate, but unsystematic.
  9. ” ” Sensational Literature.–Immense.
    He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century.
  10. Plays the violin well.
  11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.
  12. Has a good practical knowledge of British law.