Yes, Chelsea is with us and I am glued to the screen at eight o'clock all week as I am every year. What beauty there is there and how clever these garden designers are. I know we can't begin to design them for our own gardens - I don't think they are intended for that - but we can admire the planting schemes, look for new plants and new colour schemes and just enjoy the general gardening chat. I love it.
A lot of book work to do this afternoon, which I find very tiring but is necessary at the moment. For relief after the tuna salad I made for myself I have just been out into the garden and put in a dozen mixed antirrhinums in my long border. It is a new border made for me when my gardener built a new fence and I spent a hundred pounds on new plants to put in. Now that the tulips have finished (they have been lovely) and I have taken them up it is hard to see where my hundred pounds worth of plants have gone - there is so much spare soil. So, best to get the spaces filled in quickly while Chelsea is on the television and before my interest wanes as Summer progresses. Now I just want my gardener to come tomorrow and water them all well.
I am pleased to hear that our old friend's cat had not been run over as first thought but had actually gone under a bush in the garden to die - as so many cats do (our farm cats did it all the time, they never wished to be disturbed). She was an old cat and has given our friend many years of pleasure.