Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:30
Worked all morning in the slate scree and Persian runner, weeding and reolacing the weeds with polyanthus plants, saying goodbye till next year to puschkinias, ipheons, scillas etc and hullo to fritillarias and early bluebells, admiring the primroses, planning my next big step to transform what was my Olympic rings into an Olympic shrubbery. for which I have in big pots nine azaleas and three dwarf rhododendrons, one red patio rose I bought at Wisley and lots of bulbs and polys for in between. Now I am looking anxiously at the sky which is glowering back at me as I would like to have a break and visit my friends and the plants I cared for at the Botanic Garden, but should not if the pollution returns. Perhaps the time has come for supermarkets to stock facemasks like they have in Chinese cities. Better safe than sorry. Well, early lunch then we shall see.