Today is a Spring Day - sunny, hardly any breeze and quite warm - beautiful in fact. This morning I went into town to do one or two jobs and then met friend E (only the two of us this morning) for our usual coffee. Coming home I stopped off to pay the newspaper bill and to buy a couple of Gardening Magazines (yes, the bug has bitten me), had a quick lunch and then Tess and I drove down to the farm (always rather sad), parked the car and walked down 'our' lane for a quarter of a mile or so - and then back to the car. How we both enjoyed it.
Yes, the gardening bug has hit me. Yes, I am infested with Marestail, but there is nothing I can do about that other than to try to keep it down and to learn to live with it. Derek, my gardener, knows this garden well and together we will keep it in check (any attempt to ban it is doomed to failure).
I have now ordered seven new plants to arrive next week from clareaustin hardy-plants - astrantia, hardy geraniums, hellebores and an erigeron which I particularly like. The bed for them does not have Marestail so Derek is going to prepare that first. Now I have in mind a couple of clematis to climb up and over my stone wall - then I shall really have made a start.
We need to make the most of today as the weather forecast is not good - it is going to get colder and by the weekend we shall be subject to snow showers - and the cold weather is then set to continue until the end of the month. But today the sky is blue so let's not be downhearted.
Mary Berry last evening made some delicious and easy-looking recipes so my next job is to go to her site and download them. Enjoy any blue sky that might have come your way today.