Today a local Handyman is constructing me a handrail - well two actually - to get to the top of my garden. I just do not feel safe climbing steps without one.
A dozen or so plants sit waiting for my gardener to come and put them in - and I expect that once they are in the garden will swallow them up and I still will have lots of space. I shall of course resort to John's advice to put pansies here and there to fill up. (I have already got a dozen or so in - and very colourful they are too).
If you have time do look again at an update on the farmer's niece's post (Kitchy and Co) on my sidebar.'A' really is such a talented photographer and constructs such wonderful images with her clever photography.
This weekend sees the Tour de Yorkshire come through our little town tomorrow and for this event everything stops. Already the town centre is completely closed as flags, bunting, balloons, stalls, a stage, a big screen - everything - is put up ready for the arrival of the cyclists at around mid-day. As my son (who is a fanatical cyclist) says - there will be a long procession of cars carrying spare parts for the bikes - they will come first. Then the competitors will flash by at such speed that they will be gone in a second. Soon cars of spectators will follow and the town will become itself again.
I suspect that the grocers/supermarkets might just as well stay closed because the road will be closed for much of the morning so nobody can get in to park and shop. The cafes should do well though as spectators rustle up hunger waiting for the bikes to arrive. The cyclists actually come past the end of my road but as I really can't stand for a long period of time, I think I shall give it a miss and watch it on television instead (I have been told it is on Channel 24). Still, it is a super event so good luck to all the cyclists.