I don’t know how the word “tatterdemalion” failed to enter my vocabulary earlier, but it is now “Word of the Weekend”! I read it in a review in the Guardian Weekly and immediately thought of a ragged lion. Very visual word. And it means what it sounds, all raggedy like a ragamuffin.
I’ve been meaning to share a photo of my mizuna seedlings for a few days. They’re shooting up fast. You’ll notice they’re a bit clumped together. The seed packet said they’d nearly reached their expiry date, so I thought there might be some failure and I wasn’t too careful about spacing. Some failure!