Good morning. No rain but it's very dull right now. BBC weather is more optimistic and, indeed, in the time it has taken to type the above, the sun is peeking through!
I must share this Little Pete photo - really, not-so-Little Pete now - needing some help to get down after being terribly brave at climbing up.
Thursday didn't quite go according to plan. I had a really lovely chat with Chris. It's been a while so we had loads to share and didn't really get through everything but there's always next week. I walked back over the cul de sac clutching a couple of pots containing Alicante tomato plants which was very kind of her.
While I was making and having breakfast I dithered and waffled and wondered - should I go swimming or should I go to the garden centre and get whatever they had left to go with Chris' gift? The problem was solved when I received an email saying a parcel was arriving in the afternoon and I needed to be there to take it in. Garden centre it was.
They had plenty of tomatoes, loads, but some were not in great condition and some were big enough to need staking up and the stems were all bent - you know how they go. Never mind, I had a good rootle through and got various kinds - a couple I'd never heard of, a couple of gardener's delight, another couple of Alicante (which are nice) and a mini one - I mean the tomatoes are mini.
I also got two cucumber plants that looked in reasonable state and, lucky me, they had just a few yellow courgettes too. All these were £1.20 each or five for a fiver which is the same as last year and the year before so great value.
I also managed to find a tray of sweet corn and I fell for a pot of white campanula.
So I spent the late morning and afternoon getting everything into their 'forever' place in the garden.
I was going to plant them where the tomatoes used to go but all the strawberries have migrated that way so the other end it is!
Would you let it trail or train up up a cane, like a cucumber? I'm not sure which would be best really. Advice gratefully received.
And then I will probably go and have the swim I didn't have yesterday. Nice. I might have a wander around Matalan too, you never know. And maybe HomeSense . . .