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Smellovision was a thing that I remember was going to be possible in the future when I was a kid.
The concept that the smell of stuff could be transmitted from your TV.
It’s weird really, that in this age of technology where sight and sound are so directly shared, smell and taste are missing.
Today at the allotment I was really struck by the olfactory impact.
I was weeding.
Not the sexiest job at the plot. Not like digging or sowing or planting.
But it was definitely improved by the aroma.
‘Lekker lucht’ is the Dutch expression. It means delicious air.
And the air was really fragrant.
(you may need to read this in a market if you want to pick up the effect.)
While weeded the potato patch there was an overwhelming odour of strawberries. This was weird because the strawberry patch is currently quiet though some fruit is ripening.
Down in the cold frame the coriander hit me. It’s one of my favourite flavours and the smell is such a big part of that flavour.
The fragrance of the mint sweeps across the compost heap. That was a good location for it as it masks some other pungent smells.
The bees are busy with another key garden scent; those gorgeous lavender spikes. They dominate the front edge of the garden.
Another great treat for my nose is the thyme. It’s a great smell and also one that helps the health if the beehive. It keeps parasite away. In assuming they don’t like the smell.
Weirdly the flowers didn’t drag me in so much but this beauty of my neighbours obviously attracted attention!
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