How quickly Fridays come round - it always seems to be Friday, have you noticed? I got off to a quick start today as I knew my gardener and his assistant had promised to come. I have friends coming over from The Lakes tomorrow for lunch and they are keen gardeners. It is three weeks since my lawn was cut - it was in flower with Birds' Foot Trefoil and it really did look very beautiful - but not in keeping with the rest of the road - where everyone looks after their front gardens and takes a pride in them.
The two of them came around eleven o'clock. D mowed the two lawns and J weeded the back garden. I sat out on the patio with J and had a list of jobs which she did one by one - dead heading the roses, cutting off the lupin seed heads, that kind of thing. While she was doing it we had a lovely chat - her best friend is J, my carer, so we had plenty to talk about. When D had finished the lawns he too came into the back garden and planted the seven new plants sitting waiting to go into the unplanted part which is over run with mare's tail. We have decided to plant it up. It has had over two hundred bulbs in it and they have looked beautiful. Now it is covered in tall, self-seeded poppies ina mixture of pink and purple and they too look beautiful.
They went after a couple of hours and the whole garden looks lovely I am pleased to say. I am always sad that I can't be doing it myself but I suppose I must be grateful that I can afford to pay somebody to do it for me otherwise it would look such a mess.
i caught up on today's stage of Le Tour. There was a horrendous crash which has put two or three people out of the race for good. Mark Cavendish again won the sprint section - such a joy for him.
I did intend to write something newsy but I find I am just too tired. My job this morning with the gardeners was to get Priscilla to go back and forth to the water butt with the can and take the filled can over for the gardener to water in the new plants.Now we could do with a good rain to really welcome them in. Showers are forecast so I am hoping a few of them fall on us.
Until tomorrow dear friends.......