For me today has been a very busy day. My poor ankles don't know what's hit them and now, at a quarter to seven in the evening, I can hardly walk and once I have finished this I shall put my feet up and watch television - and hope to stay awake until bedtime.
I had a Zoom coffee morning with 'the girls' and for once managed to stay on for the whole forty minutes - Zoom behaved itself this morning. At that point my gardener came to mow the lawns and I discussed one or two things with him, including a space in the herbaceous border - I don't believe in spaces - I like the border packed so that I can't see any soil. So he carried on mowing and I set off into town for the first time in twelve weeks - to The Garden Centre to buy two plants to fill the empty space.
There were only a few there and the whole place was well marked out with a pleasant young man standing to assist with waiting distances and such like. He kindly carried my plants for me. Of course, as always, I bought more than the two plants I had intended to buy. I bought another Gallardia - I have one and it is out and has dozens of buds too and also a Scabiosa (white with a pink tinge) - these two to fill the space in the border. I also bought a grey-leafed evergreen shrub which has yellow daisy-like flowers - he has put this into a pot for me until we have attacked the mares tail one more time - then we shall plant the bed up with shrubs and ground cover. I bought two plants to put in my side border which I can manage because it is on the flat - a verbena and a heuchera with a bronze leaf. Then I bought some new herbs for my two planters - my last year's herbs are a sorry sight. Then after lunch I planted the ones for my flat garden and also the herbs which go into planters (mint, thyme, parsley,chives and chervil). By this time, tottering about and in danger of falling, I came in for a rest.
Now I am very tired but also very satisfied with my day. How do people manage who have no interest in gardening I wonder.