Posted: 21/07/2013 at 13:09
Still overcast and quite pleasant out here in Norfolk. Just had lunch (yesterday's leftover Salade Nicoise with a bit of salami on the side). The Undergardener took pity on my and finished digging over the bit of veg patch where the broad beans were, and after lunch he's going to take all the compost out of one bin and spread it over where he's just dug, then turn the contents of the other bin into the empty one. Proper gardening just like Percy Thrower!
I've been cutting back/dead-heading etc. on the Shady Bank, and I've chopped all the chives that border the herb bed right back to just above ground level. I'll put the sprinkler on them for 20 minutes this evening, and they'll all shoot again. They're nice big clumps so in the spring I'll divide them and then they'll completely edge the entire bed like a little hedge
Isn't it odd how as we get older our centre of gravity changes and we tip over more easily I remember reading somewhere that people of "a certain age" should spend some time every day standing on one leg, to improve their balance - will someone please remind me to do it?