The end is nigh! The bathroom is nearly mine again and I think the first thing I shall do when Matt leaves is have a bath! I can't say 'relax in the bath' because it's not big enough for that, but I have to christen it, don't I. The next thing will be to put bathroom things in the new storage and the plant I bought for the purpose (just an ivy) on the shelf that used to hold a basket with bathroom bits and bobs in it.
I'm getting ahead of myself . . .
Yesterday, once home, I unloaded and then went out into the garden with the little tomato plants that Dad was so kind as to get for me from Bickerdikes. I also took out the few plants I had and now all twelve plants are out in their forever bed/pots, encouraged by some slow release food and a good watering in. It's now a question of watching and watering and telling them what good little tomato plants they are!
I have a few different kinds this year. Sungolds, of course. They are so sweet and juicy and wonderful for just picking and scoffing. Gardeners' delight, an old favourite. Then three I've not tried before. Supersweet which, according to Google, produces slightly larger than usual cherry tomatoes with thin skins (good) on long trusses; Sweet Million, another cherry tomato and Sparta which is a medium sized variety. They're all cordons so I will be busy tying up and pinching out once they get going.
I know they don't look much - yet - but they will.
As I planted, I was delighted to notice something else.
Yes, the first strawberries have started to ripen. I need to get some straw/hay to lift them off the damp earth but give it a fortnight or so and I will be picking my own breakfast fruit!
After all that, I rushed off to school to do my bit for the youngest generation before coming back for tuition.
Today there's nothing in the diary until late afternoon. However, there's plenty to do.
Change the sheets
Sort out the bathroom
Plant the runner beans
Plant out the delpinium (blue)
Deal with a pile of 'stuff'
Washing, drying (outside - yay) and ironing,
A bit of planning
Have a think about if I need bedding plants and, if so, what
And time to sit, knit and read out in the garden, weather permitting.
Oh, it's such a hard life, being retired!