It's still too hot for me to be outside for long during the day, so if you'd have passed the house at 6.30am you'd have seen me digging over this bed and planting these - just threw on the clothes from yesterday, telling a bleary eyed DH that I'd be in for my shower shortly!
The postman brought my weekly paper this morning. When you consider the cost of most magazines, and the amount given over to ads, I reckon this is amazing value - £1pw, delivered to my door, and usually including a free packet of seeds! It's full of really useful gardening info (no celeb articles etc!) and no, I'm not on commission!
Here's a recipe for a garlic wash, to keep slugs and snails off your hostas - it comes from a friend who has a national collection of them (plants, not pests!) and swears by this -
Crush 2 large garlic bulbs, add to 2 pints of water. Boil until blanched, cool and strain. Make back up to 2 pints. Use 1 tbs per gallon of water in a can and spray over leaves in late afternoon. Repeat every 14 days.
I thought you might like a tour of the garden - this plant is going over a bit now, but the scent is lovely, just outside the patio doors.
The forget-me-nots have seeded themselves all over without waiting for an invitation but they are so pretty. (Not sure why they look white here, when they are actually very blue). Some people consider them a weed but I will only dig a few out as and when they become a nuisance. As you can see, there's still lots of room for them at the moment.
Then up the path on the shady side of the garden, there are ferns, heucheras, choisya, a climbing hydrangea, and this little beauty. I love the way she lights up this otherwise dark spot.
Well, that's the end of the tour. Between the gardening and the crafting indoors, I haven't even opened my hammock, let alone sat in it yet! I might
bully persuade DH that he wants to help me erect it this evening.
6.30pm - Yayy!!!!
All I need to do now is to work out how to get out of it - alone - and with at least the tiniest amount of 60year old dignity!! My laughter was verging on the hysterical as DH hauled me out - just hope the neighbours weren't at their windows!! A lot more practice needed, methinks!
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