I now have a total of 250 tulip bulbs to put into my new border. They really need to be in by December (flowering March to April)but I can't begin to put them in until the fencer has finished - hopefully within the next day or two. I also have several trays of Mysotis (forget me not) to edge the border with - so quite a task. He will do it for me if I ask him but as it is on the flat part of the garden I really want to try and do it myself - and at present the weather is perfect for the job. So I hope it holds out for a day or two longer.
I look at the dreadful wildfires in California - I can't imagine anything more terrifying; the tragedy of losing all ones precious possessions doesn\t bear thinking about. I suspect it is not the things which have cost the money which are missed so much as those little personal things - the gifts from loved ones (especially if they have left us and passed away), the photographs, the loved childrens' toys - that sort of thing. Gayle at the Square Dogs would know all about that as I believe she has experienced it once. My heart goes out to them all - and also to anyone who has actually lost a loved one in it all.