|2 of the 14 hanging baskets. They are starting to fill out now. I love the golden late evening light!|
It turned into a beautiful day today. After the aquarobics this morning, I went out to lunch with Peter, Glynis's husband, at Podington, a favourite garden centre. A serious garden centre. If you want answers to gardening questions, they are brilliant. I needed some tomato stands and the assistant was great - I now have 6, but could do with 6 more. I foresee a huge tomato glut this year. Again. We have been buried under tomatoes before. I love how the garden centre advisors there are all older gentlemen who have a lifetime of gardening knowledge to share. They have seen it all before!
|The new tomato stands, which grip the pots and allow the cane to stand straight and keep it in place. Brilliant.|
Sigh. I do love growing things. My uncle and my paternal grandmother would be so proud. They were the gardening experts in the family. As I have said before, it is one way I can give back, whether in produce or plants, to my friends. And soon the first of the potatoes will be ready to dig up. I planted them in March, so the 90 days should be up soon. Mind you, a few weeks of sun would help and I do believe the sun will shine on and off this week. The highest temp in the next 5 days is 20C, but 20C seems tropical top me. I want to ditch the sweaters and fleeces and don the summer garb again.
Mind you, the first thing I need to do tomorrow is the washing. I really want it to dry outside and not in my kitchen for a change. And it is sort of piling up as I wait for the illusive sunshine. And then there is the aquazumba class, of course.
A simple day. Pottering in the garden, exercising, chatting to friends and sitting under the apple tree. And the doors to the garden are still open at 9pm. A miracle!