Good morning, everyone! It's another fine start to the day, all the windows are thrown open to let in the cool morning air and the chairs and table are already out and waiting. Not one of those nice, matching sets, just odds and ends, although I do rather fancy one of those 'bistro' sets with the round, mosaic tables. I don't NEED one though.
As I don't have any photos, I've just done a panoramic view of my garden right now. These panoramic photos can look a bit odd, a bit 'flat' maybe, but I think this one has come out quite nice, albeit a bit lacking in height.
Anyway, my July garden . . .
Yesterday was good.
It started with the weekly SW meeting and, while I annoyingly and (I think) unfairly maintained this week, the actual session was great. Next week we can go back to a more social meeting with refreshments, a raffle and the basket for the slimmer of the week. It's going to be good!
Chris came round and we sat in the sunshine for a good old chat. I've missed our chats over the past weeks and it was good to get back to them again. I must get back in touch with Val to sort out ditto.
My decision was made for me regarding Lathcoats. It wasn't open yesterday to give time for more fruit to ripen. I went online at seven yesterday evening and the tickets had all gone bar one and that was when Beth and I will be at the allotment. Note to self - get on that site bang on seven this evening to see if I can book for tomorrow. If I don't, I won't be able to go until next Thursday. Mind you, It's not the end of the world if I don't go strawberry picking, it's just one of life's little pleasures. And the eating thereof!
So, when the lovely cleaners came, I got out of their way by going down to the allotment. Being clay based, the soil went from being lovely and crumbly on Thursday to being rock hard (on the surface) yesterday so the remaining weeds were really just surface cleared and will come right back at me again. Not to worry. I am really chuffed that I've got it from being a right nightmare to back into some sort of order again. It's definitely a worry off my mind.
I watered, slowly and carefully, and was very pleased at how calves and ankles coped.
Today, Saturday, is a pretty free day. The morning, certainly, is empty of anything schedules, but there is washing, drying and ironing to get done and I must try on the outfit I plan to wear for the funeral, just to make sure it fits me. I'm sure it will but . . . best to check.
In the afternoon, Beth is coming over and we're off guess where. It's potato digging day, yay! We never dig too many up at a time and Beth takes the lion's share as she has two mouths to feed against my one, but I want some to take up to Letchworth for me and John on Monday evening. I guess we will dig up two or three plants, it really depends how many potatoes we find under the soil. It's always a bit of an unknown until we start.
I'm also going to take the strimmer and do the edges and then, tomorrow, I can take the mower and do the rest. It won't get done again until at least next Thursday and grows so fast at this time of year.
And we will give everything a really good watering. It's always easier with two.
The rest of the time I'm going to chill, read, watch YouTube, read my new SW book and mag, plan some meals and tend to my garden. Just how a summer Saturday ought to be, I reckon.
I hope it's a lovely day for you too. xx