The kerbs are alive!! The thyme came up first:

Closely followed by the oregano:

Yeah, you’ll have to squint. My camera only does autofocus, and it can’t read my mind: it doesn’t know I want a photo of the green thing inside the plastic cap. Tuh. But given that these herbs have already grown appreciably since I took this photo (that is, about eight hours before I typed this) pretty soon we won’t need the wee plastic hats. Pretty soon these tiny shoots will be huge snaky vines writhing across the kitchen and pushing open my office door. If I stop posting abruptly, you know what happ–