I have made a real effort this week to work my muscles more and try to improve my core strength. Today, after my usual hairdressing appointment, I intended to just have a walk round with Priscilla and then to take it easy. Alas it was not to be.
I returned from the hairdressers, had a coffee (my carer always leaves me a large flask of coffee and it comes in so useful during the day) and a round of toast and then Priscilla and I did our usual walk. We stopped to talk to a lady who was gardening and had a nice ten minute chat (that always brightens up my day) about plants. By the time I got back home it was time for lunch (scampi which I gently fried in butter) with salad and coleslaw, followed by a yoghourt). I watered my tubs - quite a job when one has to walk with either a frame or a trolley- and was just about to go in and put my feet up when my garden order from Thompson and Morgan came. It took me a long time to unpack the plants, separate them from the packaging, water them and put them somewhere in the sun and out of the wind.
Here I must stop. When I ordered the plants - 30 plug Geraniums - I put something about it on here and quite a lot of you said you had had plants from Thompson and Morgan and they had been a disaster, arriving dead or dying. I said I would report back - I am doing so here and now. The packaging was excellent - sturdy, plenty of This way up instructions, plenty of air holes in the box. Upon opening the whole package of thirty plug plants was securely enclosed in green netting to keep the plants secure. The plants themselves were sturdy and in absolutely excellent first class condition - I couldn't fault anything. So very well done to Thompson and Morgan - I can thoroughly recommend them.
The plants are sitting in a sheltered position. I can see them from where I am sitting. The day has been very warm but now at half past six in the evening ominous huge black clouds are rolling in and hopefully we shall have rain - we certainly need it.