Why is they are always so fresh and verdant in the shop? You take care of them from the moment of purchase, let them sit in the passenger seat of the car on the way home, tell them imaginary stories about your Dad being a Mod in the 1960s beating up Rockers on the beach in Brighton. Cradle it like some herby holy ark, from car to kitchen. But the minute you set it down on the kitchen sink window sill... The leaves wilt, then turn black, then fall off, all in the space of a minute, you stare and cry, and you've got nothing to put on your bizgetty bolognaise. Why? WHY?