My gardener came to mow the lawns this morning. It is very windy indeed - hardly able to stand weather. I had also asked him to empty my two tubs by the front door and pot them up with something for the Summer. I knew he would be pleased to choose what he fancied and I must say - now he has done them they look well - a fuchsia in the centre and trailing lobelia round the outside. And now, later in the afternoon , the wind has dropped considerably and apart from my iris and one of my aquelegia nothing else seems to have suffered too much damage. The perils of gardening are always with us.
We had our Zoom Coffee Morning as usual - I slipped off mid coffee but was able to get straight back on so only one hiccup today. It breaks the day up nicely. I also made a chicken, tomato and courgette sauce for pasta - it was nice and garlicky and has left a good smell everywhere. And the added bonus - there is enough for tomorrow too.
The recipe is from a Slow Cooker book friend S bought me - this recipe is not quite as tasty as the sweet and sour chicken but it is a good second.
Has the risk of frost passed? Isn't this the question all gardeners ask themselves this week every year? I have antirrhinums to plant out in my herbaceous bed - there is one bed on the flat that I can manage myself (all others are on too steep a slope) and I have nine plants to put in various gaps - and they are half-hardy. But I have carefully nutured them for the past month - shall I risk it or wait another week? None of them will be really exposed because all the herbaceous stuff is well up. Perhaps a still,warm day will persuade me.
Enjoy the rest of your week end.