It is a bright and breezy day here today - warm, almost hot, sun but quite a strong breeze so a good wash day. I washed my bath and hand towel and face cloth, which are all 'raspberry' to quote Marks and Spencer, so need a separate wash. But as my dressing gown is also broadly speaking raspberry in colour it was an opportunity to wash that too. They are all now flapping gaily on the clothes line. I rarely use the outside line as my balance is so bad - everything is dried in the tumble drier - but I couldn't resist a balancing act with these today and a walking stick handle makes a jolly good hook to capture the line. A walk round the block with Percy made up the rest of my morning, leaving the Mind Games in the Times for early afternoon. Now, at three o'clock I shall go and make a cup of tea before continuing with this post.
Friday is always a day I look forward to - because of course it is Gardeners' World tonight and it is a programme full of useful tips for the gardener (even if my gardening is now mostly second hand) and lovely gardens to visit. And speaking of gardening, my gardener has been this week and given everywhere a good weed and going over to dead head. It looks so much better apart from the one section of course which is still not cultivated - and that is the section heavily infested with Mare's Tail weed. We have decided after I have done much reading and much discussing with various experts , that it will now have one more dousing with the specialist weed killer I bought and this will be applied after the plants have been given a really good thrashing with a stick to break the stems. Then in September I shall plant it up. I am having a major job done on the upper patio in September so it will be a good time to get the lot over with and then I can relax. The prospect is quite exciting.
I'll be back again tomorrow - until then enjoy your evening.