Good morning, everyone. Welcome to the weekend and a happy Saturday to you. After that early morning cloud, yesterday turned out gorgeous and the sun is shining already so I'm looking forward to some good weather ahead.
Mind you, the hay fever has landed. I thought I was getting away with it this year and, certainly, it is much lighter than it used to be but the last couple of weeks have been lightly sneezy while today I did an early morning watering and haven't stopped sneezing since. I've taken a tablet so it should calm down soon.
I read somewhere that plants appreciate an early morning water, only water midday (in the height of the sun) in the direst emergency, and then water in the evening if it is needed. So that is what I do, hay fever or no hay fever!
I was looking critically at my little front patch. It doesn't get the same attention as the back, it's just a mish mash of this, that and the other, not exactly a wold garden (far from it, in fact), but not planned either.
It looks nice early spring when all the bulbs are up and then it looks a right mess while they are dying off and before the summer stuff comes up.
It's awfully weedy at the moment and I need to give it an hour or so today.
I took a few photos just now.
So today I will take it back out and repot in ericaceous compost from a bag I have.
The bin compost can be scattered around the front.
It was lovely and two thirty in the afternoon is definitely a good time to go. By the time I had finished just after three there was only me and one other swimmer.
Now I know how many sessions I need to do, how long each session will take and it is perfectly achievable. Later on today, I will look through my diary for July and write in the swimming times. Then I'm all ready and only need to keep going through June to get into the habit.
I'm going right across town because Abercorn is my best bet really. If some bedding flowers just happen to fall into my trolley too, I won't be complaining. It is possible that I will cross the road to Lathcoats to see if they know when their strawberry picking will start too.
Take care, enjoy the sunshine (assuming you have some) and stay safe. xx