Morning! Here I am, at Dad's, and it's been raining overnight which has rather put the clappers on me doing a bit of early morning gardening, darn it.
I did a fair bit yesterday afternoon but stopped when it got rather hot. I rather wish I'd carried on now as the forecast isn't great until about three this afternoon but there you go!
Don't laugh, but when I was at Hyde Hall on Friday, I hovered by the seed area and ended up buying the first seeds for next year (I checked their dates first!). After my success with growing tomatoes this year, I bought three - sungolds (of course), golden sunrise which is an early, mid-sized, big cropping, yellow tomato (it says on the packet) and some candy tots which are very sweet and prolific cherry tomatoes. I've never tried the latter two and it's nice to try something new. I want gardeners delight as well, of course and, if I had the space, I'd get myself a greenhouse or poly tunnel to grow them all in. But I don't, so can't! Oh, and maybe a plum tomato too as they are very fleshy and great for cooking.
I also got some baby corn seeds as they can be hard to find in spring.
Now I have to
a) remember I have bought them and
b) remember where I put them.
At least I shouldn't have any 'will I have tomatoes this year' come next spring and you never know - I might even got some in early.
I have no idea what will happen today but I am sure it will be slow and sedate. I might take a walk down to Bickerdikes, the local garden centre, should the weather permit.
It will be good, whatever we do, because it is good to be here.