This morning I had absolutely run out of fruit - almost a disaster for me as I think I must be related to a fruit bat. So, although I have ordered a delivery from Tesco for early on Thursday morning (I have a visitor staying overnight on Thursday) I needed to stock up with fruit on my way to coffee. Good Summer fruit is tantalisingly close - the peaches, the apricots, all those fruits which make Summer such an exciting season for us fruit bats.
Then it was an hour and a half coffee stop and chat and then home for the rest of the day. This afternoon I did some gardening - very frustrating as my balance is so poor but I managed to get some things planted up and some polyanthus dug up and thrown into the green bin (polyanthus are cheap to buy and never as good the second year, so it really is not necessary to keep them from one year to the next. They have served me very well flowering non stop all winter). Now another little bed is dug over in the garden and ready for planting. Digitalis (foxgloves) and Pinks are on order - foxgloves are biennial so will flower (and seed) next year but need planting when they arrive in a favourable spot. Pinks I shall plant here and there towards the front of the borders. Today I also added some Phlox to my long border. Although I have spent a lot on herbaceous perennials for the long border - and they are doing well now the tulips are out - it is a large space and it needs filling for a fine display. So for now I am filling mostly with annuals.
Oh how I wish I could garden like I used to. Luckily D, who helps me in the garden, is very good at carrying out my instructions and is indeed a very nice man but it would be so good to do it myself. Still I can at least potter.
Sad to say I notice Mares Tail weed is coming up again like it did last year and there doesn't seem noticeably any less frankly. I think there is one more dosage of speciality weed killer left, but then I think I shall get D to plant the area with shrubs in the Autumn and then just keep weeding the Mares Tail out as I would if it were Creeping Buttercup. I think I have just let it get to me when I would have been better ignoring it and just carrying on with planting up.
Busy day tomorrow. It is M's birthday so we are having breakfast out (this means fasting until ten in the morning!!!) and then it is our Poetry afternoon. So now off I go to look out my Poetry to read tomorrow.